Arsenal complete £17m signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos ,30, as they hope to win the Premier League title next season

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who has joined the Premiership club from Borussia Dortmund ahead of next season.

The Greece international, 30, who is the latest player to join the new era under manager Unai Emery was signed in a £17million deal.

In his first official interview to the club website upon signing his contract, the former AC Milan and Werder Bremen defender expressed his delight saying:

‘It’s a beautiful moment and I’m very happy that I will be here for the next years,’ said the defender.

‘Arsenal is one of the three biggest teams in the Premier League and one very big club. It has a lot of fans and a very big history.’