Lichtsteiner shows Arsenal against Brazil that he might be best playing at centre-back

Russia 2018 is giving fans the opportunity to see some of their new signings in action.

One of those individuals is Stephan Lichtsteiner, who recently agreed to join Arsenal on a free transfer from Juventus.

The 34-year-old is an experienced right-back, who has won eight league titles across his career.

Some fans think that the former Lazio player will challenge Hector Bellerin for a starting spot, but judging from his recent performance at the World Cup, perhaps Lichtsteiner will be fighting for a different position.

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The defender was named in Switzerland’s starting XI for their opening Group E match against tournament favourites Brazil.

The Arsenal man’s team were automatic underdogs, but they managed to come away with a 1-1 draw after Steven Zuber cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s opener.

On an individual level, Lichsteiner performed his defensive duties well considering that he was up against Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.

Lichtsteiner stats v Brazil

As the graphic shows, during the match, the ex-Juventus player prevented two shots from reaching the back of the net, and also made the most interceptions than any other Swiss player.

However, in terms of causing an attacking threat down the right-hand side, Lichsteiner struggled to make an impact.

Bellerin is known for his pace, which is something that Arsenal’s new arrival does not possess much of.

Based on the showing against Brazil, Gunners manager Unai Emery should maybe consider Lichtsteiner for a centre-back role instead.

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