Tag: Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Sokratis Papastathopoulos plays for Arsenal Football Club. The Greek defender arrived at Arsenal in 2018 from Borussia Dortmund for £17.6m and earns around £92,000-per-week or £4,784,000-per-year. Sokratis wears the number 5 shirt. He was born on June 9, 1988. Sokratis is married to Xanthippi Stamoulaki.

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Olympiacos, Ruben Semedo of Olympiacos during the UEFA Europa League match between PSV and Olympiacos at PSV Stadion on February 25, 2021. (Photo by Perry van de Leuvert/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Sokratis: Arsenal players are excited to play me

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is excited to be playing against his old friends and teammates on Thursday, wanting to win despite feeling he has nothing to prove.
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS: Ruben Semedo of Olympiacos during the UEFA Europa League match between PSV and Olympiacos at PSV Stadion on February 25, 2021. (Photo by Perry van de Leuvert/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Olympiacos starter ruled out of Arsenal clash with 6-week knee injury

Olympiacos defender Ruben Semedo will miss their Europa League tie against Arsenal through injury, opening a path for Sokratis Papastathopoulos to start.
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal FC looks on during the Papa John's Trophy Second Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal U21 at Plough Lane on December 08, 2020. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Sokratis gives his thoughts on facing Arsenal with Olympiacos

Sokratis Papastathopoulos says it will be a special game for him facing up against Arsenal with Olympiacos, after the Europa League Round-of-16 draw.
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6.5/10: Was Arsenal’s transfer window really that good?

With the 2020-21 winter transfer window coming to an end, let's see how well Arsenal have managed to go about their business over the past month, and whether they can be happy with their work as a whole.
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal FC looks on during the Papa John's Trophy Second Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal U21 at Plough Lane on December 08, 2020. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta sends message to departing star

Mikel Arteta has praised Sokratis Papastathopoulos for how 'supportive and helpful' he was despite being left out of the squad.
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal is blocked by Ollie Palmer of AFC Wimbledon during the Papa John's Trophy Second Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal U21 at Plough Lane on December 08, 2020. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Genoa move seems likely as Arsenal make defender decision

It seems like a Sokratis Papastathopoulos return to Genoa could be back on the cards, as they're making a renewed attempt to sign him this month.
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal FC looks on during the Papa John's Trophy Second Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal U21 at Plough Lane on December 08, 2020. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Club likely to pull out of race for Arsenal star amid financial difficulties

Real Betis are unlikely to sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos in January, as the club insist they don't have the money for transfers right now.
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal is blocked by Ollie Palmer of AFC Wimbledon during the Papa John's Trophy Second Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal U21 at Plough Lane on December 08, 2020. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Arsenal 32-year-old’s transfer to Fenerbahce ruled out

Sokratis Papastathopoulos isn't at all close to a move to Fenerbahce, with the genuine interest coming from Italy and Spain, according to a report.
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal FC looks on during the Papa John's Trophy Second Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal U21 at Plough Lane on December 08, 2020. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender risks move as he pushes for La Liga deal

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is keen to join La Liga club Real Betis this month, with Serie A side Genoa now moving onto other targets.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal defender decision expected this week as new club enters race

A decision on Sokratis Papastathopoulos' future is expected this week, with the player nailed-on to leave Arsenal in the January window.
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos pleads with Referee Graham Scott after receiving a yellow card during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

3-year-deal agreed: Arsenal defender squad saga to end

According to a report from Turkey, Sokratis has agreed a three-year deal with Fenerbahce.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal defender close to final decision on his future

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is leaning towards choosing a return to Genoa over his other January options, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

32-year-old Arsenal man in talks with Genoa for January transfer

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is in talks with Genoa over a January transfer, though he is still yet to make a final decision on his next club.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Another Arsenal defender edging towards a January exit

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is edging towards a January exit from Arsenal, according to reports in the English media.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Olympiacos join clubs chasing Arsenal 32-year-old for January move

Olympiacos are among the clubs with an interest in Sokratis Papastathopoulos this window, but the player hasn't made a decision on his future yet.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal 32-year-old reaches agreement with foreign club

Fenerbahce have an agreement with Sokratis Papastathopoulos for a potential January transfer, but he's biding his time amid Napoli interest.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Foreign club make 1st official attempt to sign Arsenal defender

Fenerbahce have made their first official attempt to sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the January transfer window, according to a report.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal defender’s agent holds positive meeting with foreign club

Sokratis Papastathopoulos' agent has held positive meetings with Fenerbahce ahead of a potential free transfer in January.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal will let 32-year-old leave for free in January

Arsenal will let Sokratis Papastathopoulos leave for free in January if he receives an offer, with the player's agent in contact with multiple clubs.
Gabriel Martinelli back in training with Arsenal (Photo via Twitter)

Martinelli, Sokratis & Saliba to play for u21s on Tuesday

Gabriel Martinelli, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and William Saliba will play for the Arsenal u21s against AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday evening.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Sokratis hits back at condescending reports after u23 appearance

Sokratis Papastathopoulos hit back at condescending reports in the Greek media this weekend, after his appearance for the Arsenal u23s.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates Stadium with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Sokratis accepts offer to play for u23s but Özil doesn’t

After Friday's Arsenal u23 clash, it's clear one of the two squad outcasts has accepted the club's offer to play for the academy side.

Özil & Sokratis offered chance to play for Arsenal u23s

Mesut Özil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos will have the option to play for the Arsenal u23s over the coming months, after their senior squad exclusions.
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

What Arsenal player contracts are up next summer?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agreed a new deal but he wasn't the only player of contract next summer, so who else only has one year left?
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

AS Roma looking at Arsenal defender after Chris Smalling deal appears to fall through

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is a concrete option for AS Roma in the final hours on the transfer window, according to reports in Italy.
Michail Antonio of West Ham United battles for possession with Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal have Italy loan offers for Sokratis and Mustafi

Arsenal have loan offers from Italy for Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi, even though their contracts expire in a year.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth FC and Arsenal FC at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020 in Portsmouth, England.

Arsenal tell defender he can leave but his options are running low

Sokratis Papastathopoulos knows Arsenal aren't counting on him for this season, but his options are diminishing as the window winds down.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

2nd club join Napoli in the race to sign Arsenal defender before Monday

Sokratis Papastathopoulos could still leave Arsenal before Monday, with Nice joining Napoli in showing an interest in the centre-back.
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos pleads with Referee Graham Scott after receiving a yellow card during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Arsenal close to getting rid of unwanted

Arsenal have an agreement with Napoli for the transfer of Sokratis this summer on a permanent deal and the player is ready to wait
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos pleads with Referee Graham Scott after receiving a yellow card during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Arsenal 32-year-old has agreement to leave but the favourites to sign him are stalling

Sokratis has an agreement with Arsenal to cancel his contract and move to Napoli, but if the Serie A side don't act soon he'll go elsewhere.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (R) jumps to control the ball in front of Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal team news for West Ham: Good news for Luiz, plus updates on 6...

Arsenal have no new injuries ahead of the match against West Ham United, but there are a few updates from last week's report.

Arsenal confirm 3 new injuries ahead of the start of the season

David Luiz, Emile Smith Rowe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos join a growing Arsenal injury list ahead of the Premier League restart fixture against Fulham this Saturday.
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (L) vies with West Ham United's French striker Sebastien Haller (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Napoli president confirms they're pushing to sign Arsenal 32-year-old

Sokratis was trying to convince Arsenal cancel his contract so he could join Napoli and now the Italians want him for free.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Napoli looking at 2 Arsenal defenders as alternatives to Gabriel Magalhaes

Napoli are looking at a couple of Arsenal defenders as potential alternatives to Gabriel Magalhaes in the summer market, according to reports in Italy.
Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (L) fights for the ball with Rennes' Senegalese forward Mbaye Niang (R)during the French L1 Football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Lille (LOSC), on September 22, 2019, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)

Arsenal and Gabriel agree 5-year contract

Gabriel Magahlaes has accepted Arsenal's offer of a 5-year contract and has been asking Jose Fonte what the Premier League is like
Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes of Losc Lille during the during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Valencia CF and Losc Lille at Estadio de Mestalla on November 5, 2019 in Valencia, Spain (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arsenal draw up 5-year contract for Gabriel, Napoli increase wage offer

Just when it looked like the Gabriel Magalhaes saga was about to come to a conclusion, reports in France have thrown it all wide open again with Napoli putting more money in front of the player.
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (L) and Arsenal's English midfielder Reiss Nelson (R) tangle with Portsmouth's English defender Steve Seddon (C) during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Another Arsenal player's agent says he'll stay with the club this summer despite exit...

Sokratis Papastathopoulos' agent says he'll stay with Arsenal this summer, and he can't see any reason for the defender to leave.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) celebrates scoring their second goal with Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (L) during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Arteta wants 3 positions revamped: Door open for at least 6 players

Arsenal need to sell before they buy and that means were are going to see a lot of activity this summer, something David Ornstein has been talking fans through.
Michail Antonio of West Ham United battles for possession with Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

No talks between Arsenal & 32-year-old yet but he's likely to stay

Sokratis will stay with Arsenal until the end of his contract in 2021 before likely moving on, but he hasn't held talks with the club yet.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth FC and Arsenal FC at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020 in Portsmouth, England.

32-year-old decides to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal despite 1-year contract

Sokratis Papastathopoulos wants to fight for his place in the Arsenal side next season, rather than leaving the club this summer.