Ian Wright offers instant reaction on Twitter to Arsenal signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Ian Wright offers instant reaction on Twitter to Arsenal signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Ian Wright offers instant reaction on Twitter to Arsenal signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund today and the Greek worldwide comes to the Emirates Stadium at a time they needed a new defender at the club.

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

The Greek worldwide has signed for a fee believed to be in the region of €19 million.

He becomes Arsenal's third signing of the summer and said: "I feel very good".

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

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Capped 79 times by Greece, the ex-AC Milan and Werder Bremen man insists he will do whatever it takes to help his new side keep clean sheets in the coming seasons, having signed a "long-term" deal at Arsenal.

Influenced by their head of recruitment Sven Mislintat - who spent a period of time in Germany as chief scout for Dortmund - has overseen the arrivals of former-Dortmund players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Konstantinos Mavropanos.

"I know them both very well and I'm very happy".

"Arsenal is one of the three biggest teams in the Premier League and one very big club". I'm a normal defender who likes to defend.

The midfielder, 22, is on manager Unai Emery's radar and Sampdoria are believed to have agreed to offload the player.

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