Arsenal are still yet to announce their first summer signings during the summer transfer windows ahead of the season 2018/2019, where Arsenal under their new manager, Unai Emery, still didn’t announce or officially sign any player until this moment.
However, according to several sources today, Monday, and most importantly the BBC trustworthy reporter, David Ornstein, who has officially confirmed that the Premier League giant club, Arsenal FC, are on the edge of signing and announcing a 29 years old experienced defender from one of the European clubs where the player is on Arsenal’s radar since the beginning of this summer.
David Ornstein has officially confirmed that Arsenal are on the edge of signing and announcing the Greek defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who is a Borussia Dortmund player where the 29 years old defender is interested to move to Arsenal FC to replace Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal’s injured defender, who will be out until the end of this year.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos has a good relationship with Sven Mislintat, head of recruitment at Arsenal, is playing a huge role in order to sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos where Sven Mislintat was a Borussia Dortmund head of recruiment and he has a good relationship with the club and he played a major role in signing the Gabonian international striker, Pierre Emerick Aubamyeang, last winter transfer windows in January where the Gabonian striker was Arsenal’s most expensive signing ever, and a third player from Borussia Dortmun, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, is expected to join the Arsenal squad after Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre Emerick Aubamyeang.
Here is the tweet from David Ornstein about Sokratis Papastathopoulos’s arrival to Arsenal
As per @JackPittBrooke Arsenal close to signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Dortmund. Latest acquisition led by Sven Mislintat, continues drive to rebuild defence/squad with experience/leadership. #AFC prioritising ready players & will integrate youth (eg Mavropanos) over time
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) May 28, 2018