Photos: New Arsenal signing joins Lacazette, Bellerin in pre-season training
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is settling in well to life at Arsenal following his transfer to the north London club from Dortmund
Sokratis Papastathopoulos looked to be settling in well to life at Arsenal following his transfer to the north London club from Borussia Dortmund last week.
The Greek defender signed for the Gunners last week as he became the third major addition to Unai Emery’s squad ahead of the Spaniard’s first season in charge of the north London club.
The 30-year-old has been tasked with bringing some quality and experience to the Arsenal defence as he looks to try and help the Gunners to break back into the top four next season.
He joins fellow summer signings Stephan Lichtsteiner and goalkeeper Bernd Leno at The Emirates as Emery looks to build a team capable of challenging for the top spots in the Premier League next season.
Arsenal’s players returned to London Colney to begin their pre-season preparations at the start of last week and Papastathopoulos has been thrown straight into the deep end ahead of the new campaign.
He was joined by Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin as the Gunners squad were put through their paces ahead of Emery’s first season in charge of the north London side.
Here are some of the best pictures from one of Papastathopoulos’ first Arsenal training sessions.