Date: 2nd July 2018 at 11:13pm

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has completed his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund., the club have confirmed.

The 30-year-old has arrived for a reported fee of £16m and should be ready to go ahead of pre-season.

Sokratis makes the switch from Borussia Dortmund where he has won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup having signed for them in 2013.

The hugely-experienced defender lists Werder Bremen, AC Milan, Genoa and AEK Athens among his previous clubs.

Sokratis, who will wear the No 5 shirt for us, also has vast experience on the international stage, making 79 appearances for Greece.

It’s uncertain whether new head coach Unai Emery still intends to bring in further reinforcements at the back.

The Gunners have already welcomed right-back Stephan Licsteiner and goalkeeper Bernd Leno to the squad.

Papastathopoulos should settle in fairly well with his new side. The Greek links up again with former Dortmund team-mates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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