Ian Wright: Jurgen Klopp makes me worry about Arsenal signing

The Arsenal legend raises questions about new Gunners signings Sokratis Papastathopoulos

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has admitted that he is unsure whether Sokratis Papastathopoulos is the answer at the back for Arsenal.

The Gunners signed the Greece international in a deal from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund back in July to bolster their options at centre-half under Unai Emery.

Sokratis spent five seasons at the Bundesliga outfit following his move to Borussia Dortmund from Werder Bremen during Jurgen Klopp’s stint in charge of the Westfalenstadion outfit.

Klopp has been on the hunt for a new centre-half since the German head coach took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers at the 18-time English champions back in October 2015.

However, the charismatic Liverpool FC boss opted to spend a world record fee on Dutch centre-half Virgil van Dijk as opposed to raiding his former club to sign Sokratis.

Former Arsenal striker Wright admitted that Klopp’s disinterest in Sokratis raises question marks about the Greece defender ahead of the new Premier League season.

Arsenal have signed Juventus’ 35-year-old defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and Lorient teenager Matteo Guendouzi in the summer transfer window so far.

The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when Arsenal finished the season unbeaten.

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