Arsenal’s new signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos has revealed why he has left Borussia Dortmund to sign for the Gunners (via Arsenal.com).
It’s a transfer which has been expected for some time but finally, Arsenal have confirmed their capture of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
The Greek international has signed for a fee believed to be in the region of €19 million.
“I feel very good. It’s my first day here, everything is special,” Sokratis said after completing the move.
“It’s a beautiful moment and I’m very happy that I will be here for the next years.”
“Arsenal is one of the three biggest teams in the Premier League and one very big club. It has a lot of fans and a very big history. Like I said before, I’m very happy that for the next years I will be here to help the team.”
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Sokratis is the third former Borussia Dortmund player to join the club in the last six months and was asked how it felt to be reunited with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
“I spoke [to them] a lot of times. They said to me the best things about this club, that it is one big family and of course they also called me not every day but a lot of times telling me to come here.
“Yes, it’s a little bit [strange] but it’s also very beautiful that I’ve come to one team but I also have two players who I was together with for a lot of years. I know them both very well and I’m very happy.”
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is a solid signing for Arsenal. He will add solidity and experience to a backline which is drastically missing it.