Having announced the addition of Stephan Lichsteiner earlier in the week, it has now been suggested that a £16 million deal has been agreed between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund to allow the Greek defender to move to London.
Unai Emery has a lot of work to do, if he is to build a squad of players at Arsenal who are capable of making a sustained push for the Champions League places next season.
Exciting times indeed for Arsenal fans.
Arsenal summer recruitment of midfielders hinges on the future of Aaron Ramsey, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Arsenal could have more than £50m to spend on new signings this summer if Unai Emery can raise additional funds, Kaveh Solhekol claimed.
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However, the 29-year-old Sokrati is expected to sign a three-year deal that will keep him at the Emirates until 2021.
Per Mertesacker has retired and we'll be without Laurent Koscielny for the first half of next season due to injury so we needed to bring in at least one new centre-back and it seems Sokratis is the man Emery has gone for.
The Greece worldwide who will not be heading to Russian Federation is poised to fill in at centre-half under Emery during the new Premier League campaign.
The Greek global has just one year remaining on his contract and he's refused to sign an extension so Dortmund have made a decision to cash-in while they can still command a decent fee.
The Gabon worldwide moved to the Emirates mid-season from Dortmund and took to social media to respond positively on a post linking Sokratis with a summer move to Arsenal.