Arsenal star Stephan Lichtsteiner has admitted that he has had talks with Arsenal but doesn’t know if he will sign a contract extension.
They’re the biggest names on the list but it’s not just Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck who will be leaving the club in the summer.
The contracts of both stars are set to expire but they aren’t alone in that regard with Denis Suarez, Nacho Monreal, Carl Jenkinson, and Stephan Lichtsteiner all set to leave the club in a few months.
Lichtsteiner only joined the Gunners last season and has now spoken about his future after joining up with the Swiss national team.
“I’m 35 years old, I need a little more recovery time,” Lichtsteiner admitted to the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
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“Arsenal is a top club. It’s clear that playing there is always more difficult. “I came to a new country, a new club. I had to get to know a new culture, new people, a new league, a new tactic.
“This will need time. The fact that I play at a top club at the age of 35 says enough. “There have been talks (with Arsenal). We have to see if it suits both sides.
“Arsenal is a big club, I feel very happy. But I want to play regularly with regard to the European Championship.
“It was okay this year. But if the coach says that he no longer counts on me, I have to worry.”
It’s an interesting series of quotes from Stephan Lichtsteiner. The 35-year-old has been more than a little inconsistent for the Gunners this term but still clearly wants to play first-team football. He is still a good backup option and seems to be a good influence in the dressing room.