Sokratis Papastathopoulos: Arsenal signal defender from Borussia Dortmund
New Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos stated he was becoming a member of “one of many three largest groups within the Premier League” as he joined the membership from Borussia Dortmund.
The Greece worldwide, 30, joined for an undisclosed charge for what the Gunners describe as a “long-term” deal.
Prior to creating 186 appearances for Dortmund he performed for Werder Bremen, Genoa and AC Milan.
“I really feel superb, all the pieces is particular,” Papastathopoulos stated.
He instructed Arsenal’s web site: “It’s a stunning second and I’m very comfortable that for the subsequent years I can be right here. Arsenal are one of many three largest groups within the Premier League.
“I am a traditional defender. I wish to defend. I like that my group would not take objectives. I like a zero within the defence and I’ll do all the pieces to assist to attain this aim.”
Papastathopoulos, who has 79 caps, will put on the quantity 5 shirt for the Gunners.
He turns into Arsenal supervisor Unai Emery’s third signing since taking up from Arsene Wenger in Might.
The Gunners have already signed defender Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free switch from Italian champions Juventus, whereas Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno has agreed to affix from Bayer Leverkusen.
Papastathopoulos will hyperlink up once more with former Dortmund team-mates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
“They known as me not day by day however a variety of occasions telling me to come back right here,” he stated.
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