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.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Unai Emery’s first-choice XI since arriving at Arsenal becomes clear

It may not seem like it at times but Unai Emery has a first-choice Xi that many will find surprising.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal star most carded more than any other Premier League player in his position

Sokratis has picked up more yellow cards than any other centreback in the Premier League.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: An injured Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal is given assistance during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal star faces possibility of 2-game ban

If Sokratis Papastathopoulos receives a yellow card against Everton on April 7th, he'll receive a two-match suspension as a result.

Arsenal defender suffers injury scare on international duty

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is suffering from bony oedema in his ankle, according to reports coming out of Greece.

Arsenal star at risk of 2-game ban thanks to this FA rule

If Sokratis Papastathopoulos receives a yellow card against Newcastle United on April 1st, he'll receive a two-match suspension as a result.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Five Arsenal stars make Teams of the Week after Manchester United victory

Five different Arsenal players made it into various Teams of the Week after their 2-0 victory over Manchester United at the weekend.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal star makes TOTW but teammate surprisingly snubbed for Spurs player

Laurent Koscielny made it into Jamie Redknapp's Team of the Weekend for the most recent round of fixtures, but a couple of others were surprising absentees.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s MOTM v Tottenham: Kane was offside

Sokratis has confirmed that the team believe Harry Kane was offside and that Spurs penalty shouldn’t have been given.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Probably his best ever Arsenal performance: Arsenal player ratings vs Bournemouth

Arsenal smashed Bournemouth 5-1 on Wednesday night, taking full advantage of the opportunity to add to their points tally and goal difference ahead of matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal battles for possession with Nathan Redmond of Southampton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal stars make Premier League Team of the Week

Two Arsenal stars made it into WhoScored's Premier League Team of the Week for the most recent round of fixtures, after the team's victory over Southampton on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal stars stress importance of 'world class' Mesut Özil to the team

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Alex Iwobi have stressed the importance of Mesut Özil to the Arsenal team after the German made his return to the starting XI against BATE Borisov.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 25: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal applauds fans after the match during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 25, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Not for sale: Arsenal star told his place at the club is safe

Sokratis Papastathopoulos won't be part of a defensive summer clear out at Arsenal, according to reports, despite doubts about many of his teammates at the back.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Konstantinos Mavropanos of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides third goal during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham at Meadow Park on February 4, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Sokratis Papastathopoulos admits this Arsenal defender can be 'much better' than him

Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos thinks Konstantinos Mavropanos can become a much better defender than him, and he says the 21-year-old should aim higher than that.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Tom Cairney of Fulham shoots while under pressure from Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal and Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Double boost for Arsenal as key injured duo return to training

Granit Xhaka and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have both returned to light training, with Xhaka sharing pictures of the pair in action on his Instagram page.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward wins January Player of the Month award vote by a landslide

Alexandre Lacazette was the Arsenal fans' choice for Player of the Month in January, winning the vote by a huge margin.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: An injured Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal is given assistance during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Bad news for Arsenal as loan recall expires and Perisic deal gets messy

With Arsenal playing on Friday night, there is little by way of coverage in Monday’s papers that concerns the Gunners. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Cheslea at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 19, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Unai Emery to make 5 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Cardiff City

Arsenal are looking to bounce back from their FA Cup exit against Manchester United with victory over Cardiff City in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Perisic in action against Torino

Perisic, Nkunku, Suarez, defenders: What you might've missed from David Ornstein's latest update

David Ornstein posted an Arsenal update on Saturday morning, and there's a lot to unpack as we head into the final few days of the transfer window.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal is given treatment during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alan Smith curses Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis

Arsenal could ill-afford to lose any more defenders so to lose both Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis against Manchester United was a cruel blow. Within 10...
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal is given treatment during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star facing 2 months out, could miss Manchester City, Manchester United & Tottenham

Although we’ve had no confirmation of Laurent Koscielny’s injury at the time of writing, it very much looked like he suffered a broken jaw against Manchester United so what can we expect from his recovery?
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Cheslea at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 19, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Unai Emery to make 2 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Manchester United

Arsenal face Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday, coming off the back of a league victory over Chelsea.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his teams first goal with Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on January 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Koscielny shines but this star was just as impressive: Player ratings vs Chelsea

Arsenal bounced back from a disappointing defeat against West Ham United to beat Chelsea convincingly at the Emirates Stadium and keep their top four hopes alive.

Willock shines but this Arsenal star was underrated: Player ratings vs Blackpool

Arsenal made light work of their third-round FA Cup trip to Blackpool, coming away 3-0 winners in a game where they could've scored many more.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arsenal's festive period shows how much work Emery has to do

Not all of Wenger's departing squad will fit into whatever Emeryball turns out to be, much as, frankly, it didn't really suit Wengerball by the end. With this in mind, and with half the season gone, let's have a look at where things stand.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Creator-in-chief continues his good form: Arsenal player ratings vs Fulham

Arsenal finished their first game of the new year 4-1 winners against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium, a scoreline which doesn't quite reflect how close the game was at times.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Blackpool at Emirates Stadium on October 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Fulham

Arsenal can't dwell on their defeat to Liverpool for too long, as they have a game against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to kick off 2019.
Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi (R) reacts after English referee Michael Oliver (unseen) awarded Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) a penalty after he was fouled by Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 29, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Only 3 Arsenal stars leave with dignity intact: Player ratings vs Liverpool

Arsenal were embarrassed by Liverpool 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday, despite taking an early lead against the league leaders.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

2 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Liverpool

Arsenal travel to league leaders Liverpool on Saturday, with the ominous task of trying to bounce back from a draw against Brighton by getting a result against the most in-form team in the country.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal shoots during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on December 26, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

These 2 should have been subbed off: Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton

Arsenal were held to a disappointing draw in Brighton on Boxing Day, despite taking an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Brighton

After getting back to winning ways on Saturday, Arsenal need to keep pushing for a top-four spot with another win against Brighton on Boxing Day.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal clashes with Ashley Barnes of Burnley during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Aubameyang impresses but this star was even better: Arsenal player ratings vs Burnley

Arsenal returned to winning ways with victory over Burnley in the early Saturday kick-off, in a fiery and physical encounter that left Unai Emery with yet another defensive injury.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley FC at Selhurst Park on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Cheats! Sean Dyche and media show their hypocrisy after Arsenal win

Sean Dyche has accused Arsenal players of cheating, diving, and elbowing in a story that dominates the post-game narrative and is beyond laughable given the state of Burnley’s thugs at the Emirates on Saturday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal is tackled by Phillip Bardsley of Burnley during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star insists he's never been in a game as 'feisty' as that

After scoring twice to help Arsenal to a 3-1 win over Burnley, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang told reporters he's never been in a feistier match than that.
Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil v Liverpool [via AP]

6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Burnley

After 22 games without a defeat, Arsenal have suffered two on the bounce, and they need to get back to winning ways against Burnley on Saturday.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan reacts during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 19, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP / Getty Images)

Arsenal wasteful as 2 players were particularly disappointing: Player ratings vs Spurs

Arsenal put on a display of wasteful finishing as Tottenham Hotspur did the exact opposite on Wednesday night, with Unai Emery's side losing 2-0 to crash out of the League Cup.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Expected Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal play their second North London derby of the month on Wednesday, as Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium for the League Cup quarter-final.

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal play their second North London derby of the month on Wednesday, as Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium for the League Cup quarter-final.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 11 changes: Predicted lineup vs Southampton

Arsenal face Southampton on Sunday, looking for another three points to keep their fight for a top-four spot going.
Qarabag's Azerbaijan defender Gara Garayev (L) vies with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka during their UEFA Europa league Group E football match between Arsenal and FK Qarabag at the Emirates stadium in London on December 13, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP / Getty Images)

Saka shines but he wasn't the only impressive youngster: Player ratings v Qarabag

Arsenal played out a comfortable but lacklustre 1-0 victory over Qarabag on Thursday, in the dead rubber game at the end of the Europa League group stage.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives a thumbs up during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Unai Emery confirms the position he wants Arsenal to make January signing in

Unai Emery says that it would be a 'good option' for Arsenal to sign a centre-back in January after the team have had trouble with the position so far this season.