BBC Done Deal- Former AC Milan defender close to joining Arsenal

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Report making the round claim Arsenal are closing in on their first summer signing under Unai Emery era, according to the BBC.

Borussia Dortmund star centre back Sokratis Papastathopoulos will join Arsenal and he is now close to completing Arsenal medicals to become their first summer signing.

David Ornstein, the reliable journalist when it comes to Arsenal transfers, has carried the story for the BBC.

He claims the Gunners are looking for players who can immediately play for the first team and then develop younger players at the club.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos have one year left on his contract at Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal will sign the Greece international to strengthen their defence. Sokratis Papastathopoulos will be the third Borussia Dortmund player to join Arsenal in 2018 after Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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