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.

Luiz, Smith Rowe & Sokratis injured: Arsenal team news for Fulham

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.
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 reach agreement to sell 32-year-old to Napoli for €4.5m

Arsenal have an agreement with Napoli for the transfer of Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer on a permanent deal, according to reports.
William Saliba on his friendly debut against MK Dons (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Arsenal’s most expensive defenders compared to Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in history, so how do Arsenal's most expensive defenders compare?
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 players are out of contract next summer?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn't agreed a new deal yet and he isn't the only one who is out of contract next summer
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.
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.

2 Arsenal defenders will stay this summer even if they don't get contract extensions

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi are both very likely to stay at Arsenal this summer, despite entering the final year of their contracts.
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.

Sven Mislintat's Bundesliga side want to sign 2 Arsenal defenders

VfB Stuttgart are looking to sign Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos as well as Konstantinos Mavropanos, according to a report.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta instructs players at drinks break during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

2 forwards dropped, disaster defender to start: Arsenal Predicted Lineup vs Sheffield United

Arsenal face Sheffield United in their FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday, after a midweek Premier League win over Southampton.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Hector Bellerin embraces Gabriel Martinelli and Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Good news and bad: Arsenal injury updates ahead of Southampton clash

Ahead of Arsenal's game against Southampton on Thursday the club has issued some good and bad news in terms of injured players.
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.

Senior Arsenal star expects to leave the club this summer

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is expecting to move on from Arsenal this summer, according to a report, after just two years with the club.

David Ornstein names 3 defenders on Arsenal's transfer list this summer

Arsenal will listen to offers for Rob Holding, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi this summer, according to David Ornstein.
Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Ornstein: Arsenal looking to bring in 2 defenders - could sell these 2 to...

Arsenal are looking to bring in two new defenders this summer, though it all depends on sales and the state of the market, according to David Ornstein.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal can’t force out-of-contract players to stay if season isn’t finished

Arsenal will not be able to force players whose contracts run out at the end of June to stay at the club past the end of month, even if the current season has not concluded, claims a leading PFA lawyer.
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 defender could leave this summer: Currently considering his options

Sokratis Papastathopoulos could leave Arsenal at the end of the campaign, and he's considering his options ahead of the summer, according to a report.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta is seen ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Arsenal to undergo another major clearout this summer

Arsenal are expected to undergo yet another major clearout this summer to make way for the players Mikel Arteta wants to bring in to form his own squad.
Daily Mail, 3 March 2020

Arsenal Tuesday briefing: Mari threat, Admirable Nelson, bothering Troy Deeney & more

Arsenal beat Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday evening so with most of the news centering around that, let's look at the stories doing the rounds today.
Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal leaves the pitch with an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal give update on significant injury - Plus team news for Olympiacos clash

Sead Kolasinac picked up a significant shoulder injury against Everton at the weekend, according to the latest Arsenal team news update.
Olympiakos' French midfielder Mathieu Valbuena (L) vies with Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (R) during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Olympiakos and Arsenal at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, on February 20, 2020.

Sokratis explains the cause of Arsenal's defensive improvement

Sokratis Papastathopoulos gives much of the credit for the recent defensive improvement at Arsenal to head coach Mikel Arteta.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal arrives at the stadium prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal at Vitality Stadium on January 27, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal Team News: 2 back, 2 new injury doubts, positive update on Kieran Tierney

Mesut Özil and Lucas Torreira are available again, after missing the Olympiacos clash, plus there's news on Hector Bellerin's situation.
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What boots do Arsenal players wear and who changes the most?

Players these days get their boots for nothing through sponsorship deals, but what boots do Arsenal players use and who changes the most?
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal heads towards goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on January 06, 2020, in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender ready to return to the squad for Monday's game

Sokratis Papastathopoulos should be healthy again by the time Arsenal travel to Bournemouth on Monday, according to reports.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Referee Mike Dean in action on his 500th Premier League match during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Mike Dean robbed Arsenal in October against Sheffield United too

When Arsenal played Sheffield United back in October, 76% of fans believed Mike Dean robbed us of a penalty, something he did again when the sides met this weekend.

Arsenal could still sell senior defender despite Chambers injury

Arsenal might still sell Shkodran Mustafi this month even though Calum Chambers will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Bernd Leno of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019, in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

3 Arsenal players make Teams of the Week after United win

Three of the Arsenal defensive unit made the WhoScored or BBC Teams of the Week after a clean sheet against Manchester United on Wednesday.
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5 players return to training ahead of Manchester United

Xhaka, Holding, Martinelli, Sokratis and Ceballos all joined first-team training ahead of Arsenal's clash with Manchester United on Wednesday.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R)bcelebrates scoring his team's first goal with Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

2 big injury doubts for Arsenal ahead of Chelsea match

Arsenal host Chelsea in what will be Mikel Arteta's first home game as Arsenal head coach so who's fit and who's not?
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil prepares to take a freekick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

4-11 Arsenal players look set to leave after Manchester City defeat clarifies things

Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lucas Torreira seem unlikely to be Arsenal players this time next year and the decisions made around the Manchester City game seemed to clarify that and a number of others who could go.
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)

Hopefully in a good way: Sokratis believes Arsenal are ready to 'explode' against Manchester...

When you read about an Arsenal centreback saying the team are ready to 'explode,' you should probably check what he means.

How much do Arsenal players get paid?

Who earns what at Arsenal? Let's take a look at Arsenal's wages.
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)

Sokratis: Who has the armband on the pitch isn’t important – team spirit is

Sokratis Papastathopoulos says it doesn't really matter who is wearing the captain's armband, the team just need to be like a family in the dressing room.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal is challenged by Harvey Elliott of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

4 best and 2 worst: Arsenal October player ratings

Arsenal played six matches in October, winning three, losing two (one on penalties), and drawing one, scoring 15 and conceding 10 in the process, but who was the overall best and worst players from the month in Arsenal's October player ratings?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal reacts to having his team's third goal disallowed following a VAR check during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Crystal Palace: Arsenal blow lead to draw in controversial circumstances

Arsenal threw away another two-goal lead on Sunday to draw with Crystal Palace, in a game filled with controversy.
Watford's English striker Andre Gray (L) and Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos look on during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on September 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Arsenal star admits he's responsible for the Watford draw

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has admitted his responsibility for Arsenal's draw against Watford on Sunday, posting an apology on Twitter.