Another Arsenal star basically confirm his summer exit plan – Not Cech or Welbeck

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Stephan Lichtsteiner has admitted it would be very difficult for him to stay at Arsenal beyond the summer.

The Swiss was one of Unai Emery’s first signings as Arsenal boss, but reports last week claimed the Gunners have passed up the chance to keep Lichtsteiner at the club.

Lichtsteiner joined Arsenal on a one-year deal and after just 23 appearances this season, the 35-year-old thinks it might be time to move on.

‘I see it being quite difficult to stay, but we are going to see what happens,’ he said.

‘I don’t know anything. The only important thing is the Europa League final now.

‘I really want to win this cup and bring this club back to the top level, back to the Champions League and winning important titles.’

Lichtsteiner has managed just ten Premier League starts this campaign and has failed to make Emery’s matchday squad for Arsenal’s last six Europa League outings.

Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Europa League final with Champions League qualification, and bragging rights, on the line.

A fifth-place finish in the league saw Arsenal miss out on a Champions League spot, but a win over Chelsea would book their place in next season’s competition.

Chelsea have already qualified, but will be eager to wreck their local rival’s plans for next season by pipping them to the Europa League trophy.