When a new player is welcomed into a football club, it would be natural for first-team members to feel slightly nervous about their own positions.
Hector Bellerin was a favourite within the Arsenal fanbase when he penned a long-term contract in 2016, but last season, the right-back struggled to impress.
In total, the Spaniard, who is valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, started 45 games in all competitions, including 34 in the Premier League.
During that time, Bellerin scored three goals and created five assists, but his defensive qualities were lacking numerous times across the campaign.
Stephan Lichtsteiner arrived at the Emirates on Tuesday, officially becoming Unai Emery’s first signing since taking over from Arsene Wenger.
The Switzerland international predominantly plays as a right-back, but can also push up and play on the right side of midfield.
Lichtsteiner is an experienced figure at the age of 34 having played for the likes of Lille, Lazio and Juventus.
Most Arsenal fans think that the new signing will provide decent competition for Bellerin, and others think that the Spaniard is at risk of being pushed out.
Solid free transfer signing in Lichtsteiner. Strong leader on the pitch when used & in the locker room. Still passionately competitive after another Serie A title with Juventus, so Bellerin needs to up his game even more. #WillkommenStephan #afc
— Ian Eccles (@Spinkzilla) June 5, 2018
— Matt (@mattmapondera) June 5, 2018
— Stephen Cole (@StephenCole1984) June 5, 2018
Very solid first signing by the new regime. Lichtsteiner brings the competition needed to give Bellerin a boot up the backside, and he can still play at the highest level, as he showed against Spurs in the Champions League second leg. #WillkommenStephan #Arsenal #AFC https://t.co/HgdOG1otjy
— Full 90 Football (@Full90Footie) June 5, 2018
Excellent signing by Arsenal. Lichtsteiner will provide competition for Bellerin, something Hector lacked last season and he'll add some toughness to the defence. Pleased #afc 🔴
Welcome @LichtsteinerSte 😎
— J Nicholas (@EmbyMby) June 5, 2018
— MÖ 11 (@baneofLos) June 5, 2018
Don’t let Lichtsteiner’s age fool you. He is top class. Winner. Bellerin needs to start working or he will be out of the team. #afc
— AndreFahey™️ (@AFahey_Official) June 5, 2018
— Alex Simpson (@AlexAFCSimpson) June 5, 2018
Maybe Arsenal are preparing for life without Bellerin hehe #AFC
— Ash (@ashkLD84) June 5, 2018
Happy for the signing of Lichtstiener feel his experience will come in handy and could teach Bellerin a thing or two on how to defend #AFC
— AubaZette (@TheAubaZette) June 5, 2018