Sokratis Papastathopoulos: 'Joining Arsenal is a attractive moment'

Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund shows appreciation to the fans after the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago

Sokratis Papastathopoulos: 'Joining Arsenal is a attractive moment'

And they announced their third signing on Monday as Sokratis Papastathopoulos was finally confirmed.

An experienced Greece global, Sokratis' arrival will likely be welcomed by Arsenal fans as the Gunners enter life after Arsene Wenger.

Papastathopoulos, 30, had spells with AC Milan, Genoa and Werder Bremen before joining Dortmund in 2013, and he has racked up almost 200 appearances for the Bundesliga giants.

He helped the club to win the DFB-Pokal in the 2016-17 season, also claiming a brace of DFL-Supercup crowns during his time at Dortmund.

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With new manager Unai Emery replacing long-serving Arsene Wenger, the Gunners have already laid plans for the new era with the signings of Bernd Leno and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

The Greece global becomes the latest player to join the new era under manager Unai Emery.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has completed his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund.

He follows Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who joined from Manchester United last season after impressing during his time in the Bundesliga.

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There had been rumours for weeks about the Greek defender making the switch from Borussia Dortmund and now everything is official.

"I feel very good, it is my first day here, everything is special, it is a lovely moment".

"I spoke [to them] a lot times", he said.

'Arsenal is one of the three biggest teams in the Premier League and one very big club. I like that my team doesn't take goals.

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