Sokratis Shocks Arsenal Fans After Saying He Wants A Move After His Contract Expires!

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Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has revealed he intends to pursue a move elsewhere when his contract expires.

The summer signing from German giants Borussia Dortmund has established himself as the Premier League side’s first-choice centre-back.

The Greek’s solid debut season in Premier League football has seen him adapt quickly after leaving BVB.

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Following five seasons with Dortmund, former Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat snapped up the experienced 30-year-old for £17.6 million.

Sokratis reunited with former teammates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in north London.

And Arsenal supporters have been pleased with his displays, especially given the Gunners’ ongoing, long-term defensive weakness.

Shkodran Mustafi remains a liability at the back, having clumsily given away the penalty in Saturday’s 1-1 derby draw with north London rivals Tottenham at Wembley.

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Laurent Koscielny returned midway through the campaign following long-term injury but will turn 34 in September, and while a big future is expected for Konstantinos Mavropanos, the 21-year-old is still raw and inexperienced at the top level.

Sokratis signed a three-year contract when he joined Emirates side, meaning he is only tied down until June 2021 and has now told German newspaper Kicker: ”In the summer I will be 31.

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“I will have two years left on my contract with Arsenal, then I would like to play in the US or in Asia, or Greece, in the team of my city.”

As a result, the experienced Greece international is looking to play out his days in a lesser league before hanging up his boots.

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