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Arsenal know they have work to do in the summer transfer market and a major rebuild is likely to occur defensively, after a disappointing Premier League campaign.
The Gunners are poised to lose veteran captain Per Mertesacker at the end of his contract, with the World Cup winner set to take a coaching role with the academy, and that’s left Arsene Wenger’s side in the hunt for an addition at the heart of defence.
The 29-year-old, rated at £25m, is reportedly keen to leave the Bundesliga side in search of a new challenge and may have the opportunity to reunite with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the Emirates Stadium.
Competition for Sokratis is likely to be fierce though, as Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester United are all attributed with an interest.