BBC Confirm Arsenal Truly Close To Making First Unai Emery Signing

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Arsenal ‘close to tying up deal for £16m Papastathopoulos’

Arsenal are close to signing centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund.

The 29-year-old Greece international has a year left on his contract with the German Bundesliga side and would only cost £16m.

The BBC say the deal is close and he’s being brought in to rebuild the defence with experience and leadership.

Papastathopoulos is now 29 and has a wealth of experience with Genoa and Werder Bremen. He has also played for AC Milan and has 79 caps for Greece.

Veteran Swiss right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner is also set to sign from Juventus on a free transfer

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