Arsenal sign Sokratis from Dortmund

03 July 2018, 11:16 | Kristine Mills

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Sokratis Papastathopoulos

And they announced their third signing on Monday as Sokratis Papastathopoulos was finally confirmed.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has been posing in his new kit after completing a £17.7m move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal this evening.

'It's a lovely moment and I'm very happy that I will be here for the next years, ' said the defender.

British media reports said that the centre back had signed a three-year deal with the option for a further 12 months after finalising a move for a fee in the region of 16 million pounds ($21.01 million).

The 29-year-old is reunited with former Borussia Dortmund teammates Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang who were eager to see their old teammate follow them to north London.

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The Greece worldwide said that he joined the Gunners due to their stature, history and fan base.

Arsenal have parted with £17million to secure the services of the experienced 30-year-old, whose resume includes AC Milan and Werder Bremen. With new manager Unai Emery replacing long-serving Arsene Wenger, the Gunners have already laid plans for the new era with the signings of Bernd Leno and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

"I feel very good, everything is special", Papastathopoulos told Arsenal Player.

"Lucas at Arsenal? I want the best for my son and I know that Arsenal showed great interest in my son", Ricardo said. "I like a zero in the defence and I will do everything to help to achieve this goal".



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