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The Gunners are soon to complete their first signing of the summer under new manager Unai Emery, as they close in on Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to reports from Metro.
The clubs transfer department are pressing ahead with talks for the Dortmund defender since the announcement of a new manager at the Emirates.
Both Arsenal and Dortmund remain in good transfer relationship after a deal with former Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was secured while Arsene Wenger was manager at Arsenal.
The 29-year-old Borussia Dortmund defender is expected to join the Gunners this summer after refusing to sign a new contract at Dortmund.
Arsenal transfer team lead by Sven Mislintat, is hoping to sign Sokratis for less than £17m.
With club star defender Laurent Koscielny presently injured and news of Per Mertesacker retiring, the Arsenal defense which has been heavily criticized this season for under performance during Arsene Wenger’s time as manager at the Emirates now hopes to thrive with presence of Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.