Arsenal defender, Stephan Lichtsteiner, on Monday, confirmed that he will leave Emirates this summer once his current contract expires on June 30.


The 35-year-old Swiss star, who joined Arsenal from Juventus as a free agent last year, made this known on his Instagram page.


"Dear Gunners. We were close to add an important chapter to this amazing club's history. But to be close... is unfortunately not good enough," Lichtsteiner wrote.


"This is hard to accept. I'm very disappointed. It was our objective to bring Arsenal back on the highest international level and to win trophies. Both belong to this great club.


"I wish my teammates, my coach and his staff, all hard-working employees and all Gunner fans simply the best! I'm confident our team can complete our mission next season!


"I loved to be a part of this club. It was a great challenge and experience without a happy end, unfortunately. Thank you very much for your overwhelming support! It was much appreciated!"


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