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.

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.
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.
via @Arsenal

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.
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.
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)

Player ratings vs Watford: Aubameyang clinical, centre-backs poor, midfielder unfairly criticised

Arsenal fell disappointingly short against bottom-of-the-table Watford on Sunday, throwing away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Watford fans walk outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s best and worst players against Watford named

Arsenal threw away a two-goal lead against Watford, allowing the side bottom of the table an embarrassing 28 shots, but who was Arsenal's best and worst players on the day?
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates the goal of Fabian Schar during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on September 05, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

7 senior appearances, 1 withdrawal, 2 injuries: Arsenal international break roundup

The international break is over for the Arsenal contingent away with their countries, so here's a quick roundup of how it all went.
Nicolas Pepe via Arsenal.com

Full fixture list for Arsenal’s 8 internationals over the break

Eight Arsenal players have been called up by their country's senior team this international break, so let's have a look at when they're all in action.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (obscured) celebrates with teammates as Nacho Monreal jumps on top after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

No clear best player but the worst is obvious: Arsenal August player ratings

August's football is already over and while it is still relatively early, we're starting to get a feel for how Unai Emery wants his team to line up and play.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal looks dejected during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Arsenal man's fight with national manager could lead to end of international career

Sokratis and his Greece national team manager Angelos Anastasiadis seem to be at odds and only one of them looks like they have a future with the team.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal looks dejected during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Sokratis gets into public fight with Greece national manager

Sokratis and his Greece national team manager Angelos Anastasiadis seem to be at odds and only one of them looks like they have a future with the team.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal star denies much-loved teammate wants to leave

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has dismissed the rumours that Laurent Koscielny could be on the way out this summer, suggesting he thinks the centre-back will stay for many years yet.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star gives honest assessment of Unai Emery

Sokratis Papastathopoulos says Unai Emery is the best coach he's had in his career, and he insists he's improved a lot as a player thanks to the Spaniard's coaching team.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Sokratis sets new Arsenal yellow card record

Sokratis has now picked up more yellow cards in a league season than any other Arsenal player since the Premier League started.

Arsenal star admits he's not happy with this change

There is an argument to be made that Sokratis has been one of the best signings in the Premier League this season and the Arsenal man has been speaking about how he became a defender.
Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny acknowledges the public at the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Napoli vs Arsenal on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

4 Arsenal stars make Europa League Team of the Quarter-Finals

Arsenal featured heavily in WhoScored's Europa League Team of the Round for the Quarter-Finals this week, with four players making the eleven.

Arsenal star admits he doesn't like this change in football

There is an argument to be made that Sokratis has been one of the best signings in the Premier League this season and the Arsenal man has been speaking about how he became a defender.

3 Arsenal players at risk of suspension as card-happy ref appointed for Napoli game

Romanian referee, Ovidiu Haţegan, will take charge of Arsenal’s trip to Napoli, assisted by Octavian Şovre and Sebastian Gheorghe, and additional officials Radu Petrescu and Sebastian Colţescu and the reserve referee Radu Ghinguleac.