BBC Latest!! Arsenal Officially Announce Defender Signing As 1st Major Deal

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Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos this week, according to BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein.

Greece international Papastathopoulos is expected to set the Gunners back a fee in the region of £16m.

Ornstein tweeted: “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.”

 

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