Many Arsenal fans are already enjoying the post-Arsene Wenger as the Gunners seem to be doing some nice business in the transfer window.

The latest acquisition sanctioned by Unai Emery ahead of next season for Arsenal is Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Bounce Sports serves you 5 Things You Must Know About New Arsenal Defender


A leader

Sokratis can well be described as born leader and while no one expects that the would be handed the captain’s armband when the season resumes, the Greek star should be able to help with some direction in Arsenal’s backline. Sokratis has an early affiliation with the role of captain, becoming the youngest ever player to lead AEK Athens, where he began his career, at the age of 19.

Fast in adapting

Adaptability is a trait most coaches looks for in any players and that is one thing Sokratis would certainly guarantee. He has played as both a centre-back and a right-back over the course of his career.

Longest name

‘Sokratis’ on the back of the new Arsenal's defender's shirt because ‘Papastathopoulos’ is too long to fit.


Sokratis Scores

Sokratis has scored as much as 12 goals in his career with seven of them coming in the Bundesliga while he was playing in the same with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who interestingly also plays for Arsenal now.

International experience

 Born in Kalamata, Greece, the 30-year-old is a seasoned international,

He has 79 caps for Greece, and has represented them at Under-17, U19, and U21 level

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