Medicals done and dusted- Unai Emery 1st signing Set to be unveiled in 48hrs

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Arsenal transfer target Sokratis Papastathopoulos is currently in London to complete a medical ahead of his £17m move, according to reports.

The Greek defender will be new boss Unai Emery’s first signing since replacing Arsene Wenger at the club last month.

Papastathopoulos has been a long-time target for Arsenal but his move finally appears to be on the verge of completion.

According to Greek publication Sport24, the Borussia Dortmund defender arrived in the UK on Sunday ahead of his medical in north London.

Papastathopoulos was at Arsenal’s training ground on Monday and the transfer is expected to be announced in the coming days.

The 29-year-old has been a key figure for Dortmund over the past five years since his move from Werder Bremen.

Sokratis also has 79 caps for Greece, who failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

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