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Arsenal confirms capture of BVB back Sokratis


Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Arsenal has a new No. 5, as Unai Emery brings another former Borussia Dortmund man to the Emirates Stadium.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos -- you can just called him Sokratis -- is the latest player to join the Emery revolution in North London.

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The 30-year-old center back has 79 caps for Greece, and a reported $24 million price tag.

He brings consistency, if not stardom, to Arsenal’s back line, and is reunited with former BVB stars Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Sokratis joins Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno, and is not the only Greek on the roster. Konstantinos Mavropanos joined the club last season.

He spent five seasons with Borussia Dortmund, making a career-high 43 appearances this season. Sokratis won Serie A with AC Milan in 2010-11.

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