Twitter reacts as Arsenal announce the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Twitter reacts as Arsenal announce the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Greece worldwide Sokratis becomes the second player the Gunners have signed from Dortmund in the past year after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined for a club record fee in the January transfer window .

The friends Wright is referring to in his tweet are Sokratis' former Dortmund teammates Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The hugely-experienced defender lists Werder Bremen, AC Milan, Genoa and AEK Athens among his previous clubs.

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It's a transfer which has been expected for some time but finally, Arsenal have confirmed their capture of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

A solid defender who should be able to organise an often chaotic Arsenal defence, Papastathopoulos may not get pulses racing at the Emirates Stadium, but he has been dependable throughout his time with Dortmund. It has a lot of fans and a very big history'.

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It's unsure whether he will partner Shkodran Mustafi or whether Emery will place faith in Calum Chambers as the new boss is said to be very keen on the Englishman. "They said to me the best thing about this club is that it's one big family".

The 30-year-old midfielder is Emery's third signing after the purchase of the German goalkeeper Bernd Leno for £19m and Switzerland captain, Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus.

"I spoke [with them] a lot of times", Papastathopoulos told the Arsenal website.

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