New Arsenal signing explains why he decided to move to Gunners
Sokratis Papastathopoulos has described his new club Arsenal as one of the best teams in the Premier League
Sokratis Papastathopoulos has described Arsenal as the third biggest team in the Premier League.
The Gunners have signed the Greece international in a big-money deal from Borussia Dortmund on Monday.
The 29-year-old will add much needed experience to Unai Emery’s defence ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
The new Arsenal boss has set about immediately tackling the north London side’s defensive weaknesses since taking over the reins.
Indeed, Sokratis is the third summer signing following the addition of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.
Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was the first addition of the Emery era following his free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus.
Sokratis opened up about his decision to move to Arsenal from Dortmund in the summer transfer window.
“Arsenal is one of the three biggest teams in the Premier League and one very big club,” Sokratis told the club’s website.
“It has a lot of fans and a very big history. Like I said before, I’m very happy that for the next years I will be here to help the team.”
Arsenal finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term after the Gunners missed out on a Champions League spot for the second successive season.
The north London side lost 3-0 to Premier League champions Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley.