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Arsenal encouraged to bid for Juventus fullback Lichtsteiner

Arsenal are being encouraged to bid for Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Juve intend to cash in on the Switzerland international this summer.

Juve are ready to recoup the £8m fee paid for the defender in 2011, with Arsenal first in the queue.

The Gunners have been linked with host of right-backs since French international Bacary Sagna left for Manchester City last week.

At the age of 30, the Swiss international would offer an instant solution and also not pose as a long-term threat to youngsters Carl Jenkinson and Hector Bellerin.

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