Arsenal agreed second signing deal for Unai  Emery era

Arsenal agreed second signing deal for Unai  Emery era

10 June 2018 Sunday 13:32
Arsenal agreed second signing deal for Unai  Emery era

Arsenal have agreed a deal for the second signing of the Unai  Emery era, according to the Telegraph.

The Gunners have struck a deal to bring Sokratis Papastathopoulos to Emirates Stadium for a fee in the region of £16million.

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Papastathopoulos' arrival from Borussia Dortmund will not be officially unveiled until next month.

The 29-year-old, who has one year remaining on his Dortmund contract, won Serie A with Milan and enjoyed success in domestic cup competitions while at the Westfalenstadion. 

It follows the free transfer of Stephan Lichtsteiner, who was unveiled as an Arsenal player earlier this week. 


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic says he will wait to decide on his future after the World Cup amid links to Manchester United.

The Serbia midfielder has been heavily linked with a move from Lazio to United, though the Red Devils have since agreed a deal for Brazil international Fred.

However, Milinkovic-Savic insists there is no rush over making a big decision until after Serbia's World Cup campaign.

"I am trying to remain concentrated, even though every day I read something new about me," the Daily Mail reports him as saying ahead of Serbia's friendly vs Bolivia.

"Obviously, I feel pressure on me and know that I'll have to live with this situation throughout the World Cup. It's the same pressure as when I play for Lazio, so I am accustomed to it.

"I will decide where to continue my career after the World Cup. There's a very good atmosphere among the squad and it feels like I've been here for years. I can't wait to start the tournament."


22 hours agoIt wouldn't be summertime without Cristiano Ronaldo considering a Real Madrid exit, and the Manchester Evening News reports that the Portugal star is ready to test Manchester United's resolve regarding a potential return.

It should be noted that the sheer numbers involved would make a move back to Manchester incredibly unlikely, and Ronaldo is more than likely angling for an improved Real contract rather than an outright exit.

However, the MEN reports that Ronaldo is 'sad' at Madrid and 'determined to leave' this year, and wants to see whether United really are prepared to bring him back to Old Trafford.


Marouane Fellaini would be a "quality" addition to the Arsenal squad, according to Gunners legend Robert Pires.

Manchester United are still waiting for a response from Fellaini to their contract offer, with the Belgian free to leave the club this summer.

Arsenal have been linked with a move for the big midfielder - who scored the winning goal in a 2-1 United victory over the north Londoners in April - and Pires told Sky Sports: "Everybody knows Marouane Fellaini in the Premier League.

"Of course last season it was very, very difficult, the relation with Jose Mourinho.
"But I think he's a good player, if he wants to join Arsenal I think it would be good news.

"He needs a new start and I think, with his quality, I think he can help Unai Emery and he can help the Arsenal players in the squad."

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Biniam Eyassu 2018-06-11 06:38:58

Good to hear that thanks for more.