Arsenal agree deal for £16m second summer signing – report

Arsenal agree £16m deal to sign defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports

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Arsenal have agreed a £16m deal to sign defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Gunners have concluded a deal to bring the defender to The Emirates, but the move will not be officially confirmed until next month.

Papastathopoulos is poised to become Unai Emery’s second summer signing after the confirmation of a deal to bring Stephan Lichsteiner to the club last week on a free transfer.

The same story says that Papastathopoulos is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Gunners as he prepares for a move to the Premier League.

Arsenal are believed to be on the lookout for a number of signings this summer as the north London side look to strengthen their squad ahead of Emery’s first season in charge.

The north London club will be aiming to try and break back into the top four next season after they finished in a disappointing sixth place last term under Arsene Wenger and without a trophy.

Arsenal have not won the Premier League trophy since their famous unbeaten season in the 2003-04 campaign, when they were still playing their home games at Highbury.

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