1st Summer Deal? Sven Mislintat Close To Finalising Deal For Solid Rock Defender

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Report from the Daily Mail, claim Arsenal new head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is helping Arsenal close in on a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal for the Greece international as they aim to bolster their defence for their new manager.

Arsene Wenger’s side have been leaky at the back yet again this season and with Per Mertesacker retiring to become the club’s Head of Academy next season and the future of Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny uncertain, Arsenal need reinforcements.

Meanwhile, there are doubts as to whether Calum Chambers and Rob Holding have the aptitude to become regulars in the Gunners defence.

With the defender out of contract next year, Arsenal could potentially snap him up on the cheap.


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