Arsenal sign Greek defender Papastathopolous from Borussia Dortmund
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Arsenal have completed the $17m move for Borrusia Dortmund’s Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopolous.
The defender becomes the third Borussia Dortmund player to join the Gunners in less than two seasons following the arrivals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
He becomes new head coach Unai Emery’s third signing following the arrivals of Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Italian champions Juventus, while Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno has agreed to join from Bayer Leverkusen.
He told Arsenal’s website: “It is a beautiful moment and I am very happy that for the next years I will be here. Arsenal are one of the three biggest teams in the Premier League.
“I’m a normal defender. I like to defend. I like that my team doesn’t take goals. I like a zero in the defence and I will do everything to help to achieve this goal.”
“I feel very good, everything is special,” Papastathopoulos said.
Papastathopolous will wear the number 5 jersey for the Gunners