Sokratis Papastathopoulos Reveals Why He Joined Arsenal

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Arsenal have announced the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Sokratis was previously been linked with a move to Manchester United, but has instead opted to join Arsenal.

The 30-year-old has been at BVB for five seasons while also featuring for AC Milan and Werder Bremen.

Emery has clearly identified Arsenal's defence as a place to improve after already bringing in experienced full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner who arrived on a free transfer from Juventus and goalkeeper Bernd Leno who completed his move from Bayer Leverkusen last week.

Sokratis joins former Dortmund team-mates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at his new club.

The Greece worldwide who has been heavily linked with the Premier League side since new manager, Unai Emery took over, has finally penned a deal. "And of course they called me, not every day, but they called me a lot of times to [tell me to] come here".

"I spoke to them a lot of times", he told Arsenal's official website.

"Yes it's a little bit (strange) but it's also very attractive that I've come to one team but I also have two players who I was together with for a lot of years".

The Greek worldwide had always been linked with a move to Unai Emery's team, who had struggled with defensive problems in recent years under previous manager Arsene Wenger. Arsenal is one of the three biggest teams in the Premier League.

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