Stephan Lichsteiner Leaves!

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Kingslayer, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    I can't believe we've triggered the extension! I thought he had one more year and was going to suggest he be sent on loan for the remainder.

    This transfer came 2 or 3 seasons too late.
  2. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Bye I hope.
  3. redwhiteAustrian

    redwhiteAustrian Tu Felix Austria Administrator

    Thanks and good bye.
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  4. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Well-Known Member

    Are we really extending him ? If so, maybe it's with a view that koscienly and cech (and hopefully mustafi) will be leaving this summer and we need to keep someone who has a bit of experience ?

    Seems a very strange decision given how desperate we seem to be to cut costs
  5. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    No we not extending.
  6. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    If we're extending him, I hope it's just so we can get a fee in the summer.
  7. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Why would we extend? I see no other reason than having his presence in dressing room. It makes no sense now, unless very cheap. We have Bellerin (when is he fit?), quite well performing AMN, (Chambers) and the possibility to buy a new one (unlike last season with not money for it).
  8. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Terrible signing.
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  9. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Terrible negativity with aim to troll and not seeing the whole picture.

    He cost nothing and we had not money to buy backup for Bellerin. In hindsight easy to say he didn't perform well for 1st season in EPL. Also in hindsight we can see we needed the backup.

    Good experienced signing for free which made sense from the beginning.
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  10. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    We didn't not extend his 1 year option we his contract will run out in 1 of June this year.

    He been terrible I was worried about his pace but damn he look out of his depth. Time to retire I think.
  11. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Maybe, or some other league. Anyway why everyone else gets a free pass for 1st season in EPL?
  12. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    He was washed up. Don’t see other top clubs making signings like this.
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  13. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    So you say in under 1 year player becomes totally useless? Heh. And you can predict how people perform in EPL in 1st season.

    Anyway, your point is that we didn't sign any backup, even for free. And we got national captain for Switzerland in our dressing room. That would've been great hey.
  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Because maybe they are more young players Lich is old and won't improve anymore
  15. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    I'm saying we definitely don't want to extend.

    And I'm saying he can perform in some other leagues quite probably. He is Switzerland captain ffs?

    And asking why his 1st season in EPL is not seen as 1st season in EPL, which is usually seen as tough for newcomers. But means straight away he should be at retirement home with some great grandmas.

    And thank him for service and defensive grit & mentality we needed at the time.
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  16. Axel9090

    Axel9090 Well-Known Member

    Under no circunstances should we extend. He was a good free option but he'll be 36 mid season next year. At RB we cant be having that.
  17. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    :lol::rofl: I can't.....
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  18. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    Great servant for the club. With Bellerin and AMN here, I wish him all the best with his future endeavours.
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  19. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Good luck to him. Can't have any complaints on the way he handles himself but he just isn't cut out for the league at this point in his career.

    Hopefully don't go the cheap route on our next RB signing.
  20. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Lichsteiner > Monreal by far

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