Tag: Stephan Lichtsteiner

Boost for Arsenal as Unai Emery gives positive injury update after Huddersfield clash

Unai Emery says he thinks Shkodran Mustafi will be alright after the defender suffered a hamstring problem, forcing him off in the second half against Huddersfield Town.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 2 changes: Expected lineup vs Huddersfield Town

Arsenal face Huddersfield Town on Saturday, with a good chance to move back into the top four after Wednesday's draw at Old Trafford.

Lacazette effective again but 1 player divides opinion: Player ratings vs Manchester United

Arsenal could only manage a draw against Manchester United on Wednesday, despite taking the lead twice at Old Trafford in an injury-filled controversy-ridden encounter.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Manchester United

Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Wednesday, after a confidence-inspiring victory over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 02, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

3 reasons why Spurs spanking epitomises Unai Emery’s Arsenal revolution

Unai Emery has brought new life to Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Blackpool at Emirates Stadium on October 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Star misses out: Expected Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur in the first North London derby of the season, and the first since Arsene Wenger left the club over the summer.
Arsenal Emile Smith Rowe celebrates his scoring during UEFA Europa League, Group E, football match Vorskla FC vs Arsenal FC at the Olympiyski Stadium in Kiev on November 29, 2018. (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images)

This duo steals the show as academy stars shine: Player ratings vs Vorskla

An Arsenal team of second-string players and youth stars had no trouble at all breezing past FC Vorskla on Thursday, winning the match 3-0 in Kiev.

9 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup v Vorskla

Arsenal face FC Vorskla in the Europa League on Thursday, with the chance to top the group with a win, but an upcoming North London derby to keep in mind.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 30: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 30, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Reliable report: Arsenal in talks with 32-year-old

Arsenal are in talks with Nacho Monreal about a new deal as the defender closes in on the end of his current contract.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 25: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC looks on duirng the warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 25, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

These 2 stars are already worth €10m more than when Arsenal bought them

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lucas Torreira are worth €10m more than when Arsenal signed them, and they aren't the only new signings to increase in value this year.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 25: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal applauds fans after the match during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 25, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

2 changes as injured stars return: Arsenal predicted lineup vs Bournemouth

After another international break draws to a close, Arsenal restart their club action with a match away to Bournemouth on Sunday, looking to get back to winning ways after three league draws.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Nacho Monreal of Arsenal checks out his new Puma snapback as the team prepares to fly off for pre season tour at Stansted Airport on July 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal defenders suffer injury setbacks

Nacho Monreal and Dinos Mavropanos both seem to have suffered something of an injury setback as their returns from injury are delayed.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner (R) receives a yellow card from French referee Clement Turpin during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and Costa Rica at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 27, 2018. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Ceppitelli admits he cannot stand Arsenal star

A former referee once called Stephan Lichtsteiner one of the ‘most unpleasant’ players he’s ever had to deal with and now Luca Ceppitelli has said pretty much the same thing.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the warm up before the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

How is he still an Arsenal player? Arsenal defender ratings

With another interlull underway, let's take a quick look at how the players have been faring this season so far.

Arsenal v Wolves: Training video, team news, match trivia, more

Arsenal have released a video of the team training ahead of their Premier League game against Wolves on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Unai Emery to make 9 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup v Wolves

Arsenal host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday, in the last game before the final international break of 2018.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Referee Gediminas Mazeika and Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal stand over Danny Welbeck of Arsenal as he is injured during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

1 bright spot: Arsenal player ratings v Sporting CP

Arsenal drew 0-0 in a very frustrating Thursday night clash with Sporting CP, which nonetheless left the Gunners in an extremely strong position to top the group.

9 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup v Sporting Lisbon

Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon on Thursday, after a good result against Liverpool kept their unbeaten run going over the weekend.

11 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup v Liverpool

Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, in their first big-six clash since mid-August.

Injury blow & 8 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Blackpool

Arsenal face Blackpool at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, looking to get back to winning ways after a frustrating draw against Crystal Palace.
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Arsenal star confirms he'll give up captain's armband to this teammate

Granit Xhaka confirmed that he only took the captain's armband on a temporary basis over the international break, he'll give it up to Stephan Lichtsteiner on the right-back's return.
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Arsenal star named as national team captain

Switzerland manager Vladimir Petkovic has confirmed Granit Xhaka as captain of the national side, in the absence of Arsenal teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Arsenal ask Switzerland not to pick this star

Stephen Lichtsteiner will not play for Switzerland against Belgium and Iceland after being left out of the squad for this round of internationals at Arsenal’s request.

Arsenal set to have major rotation issue for Europa League clash

Arsenal's u23 team selection against Blackburn Rovers revealed a big issue the Gunners will have at left-back, when they face FC Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Gareth Southgate, Manager of England embraces Danny Welbeck of England as he is substituted during the international friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal striker trashed in player ratings as under-fire midfielder is hailed

Danny Welbeck received a 5.5 for his performance against Switzerland on Tuesday night as Granit Xhaka was hailed by Arsenal fans after an impressive performance.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Arsenal star confirms retirement plans

Stephan Lichtsteiner insists he'll retire from football altogether as soon as he feels he can't maintain the level of the last few years of his career.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Arsenal man to start against England to ‘advertise his business’

Stephan Lichtsteiner is expected to start for Switzerland against England on Tuesday night after sitting in the stands for their first game of the international break against Iceland.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

National team manager confirms Arsenal duo will take captain and vice-captain roles

Vladimir Petkovic has confirmed that despite the Albanian eagle controversy and retirement reports, Stephan Lichtsteiner remains Switzerland's captain, and Granit Xhaka is his vice-captain.
BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria looks on during the International Friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal at The Hive on March 23, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria looks on during the International Friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal at The Hive on March 23, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arsenal star forced out of internationals

Alex Iwobi has pulled out of Nigeria’s AFCON qualifier after missing out for Arsenal at the weekend in Cardiff.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Arsenal star receives shock call up for national team despite international retirement reports

Stephan Lichtsteiner has been called up to play for Switzerland over the international break, despite earlier reports that he would be forced out of the team.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Lichtsteiner refuses to be forced into international retirement

Stephan Lichtsteiner has absolutely no intention of being forced into international retirement after it was reported that his Swiss manager was expected to just that.

New Arsenal signing insists he doesn't regret leaving former club after debut

Stephan Lichtsteiner insists he doesn't regret leaving former club Juventus, despite Cristiano Ronaldo joining in the summer and Arsenal's slow start.

Arsenal's transfer window: 5 in 18 out - How much did Arsenal spend and...

In terms of arrivals, the summer window is shut for English clubs but they can still sell players until the end of the month.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Vladimir Petkovic, Head coach of Switzerland congratulates Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Another Arsenal player to be 'forced' to retire from his national team

Journalists in the Swiss media expect national team manager Vladimir Petkovic to force Stephan Lichtsteiner, among others, out of the national team.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Rated: Arsenal's 10 players in this summer's World Cup

This summer, Arsenal had 10 players participating in the World Cup, if you include new signing Lucas Torreira, so let's take a look at how they all got on.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland shows appreciation to the fans after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

New Arsenal signing speaks out to defend club teammate over World Cup showing

Stephan Lichtsteiner has spoken out to defend club and international teammate Granit Xhaka, after some criticism of the 25-year-old at the World Cup.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Senior international: I will start after the holidays at Arsenal

Stephan Lichtsteiner has admitted he doesn’t know if he will continue to play for his country after Switzerland were knocked out of the World Cup by Sweden.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during a meeting on Western Balkans in Paris on May 29, 2018. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)

Albanian Prime Minister opens bank account to help Arsenal star

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has opened a bank account so that he can contribute to the fines picked up by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Fans crowdfund to pay fines for Arsenal stars: Thousands raised in hours

Kosovan fans are crowdfunding to try and pay the fines of Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner, after the trio were punished by FIFA for their goal celebrations.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal pair punished by FIFA

Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner escaped with fines after they were charged with ‘provoking the general public’ following their goal celebrations against Serbia and a complaint by the Serbian FA.