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According to a report from the BBC, Arsenal are close to signing center-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund for a reported £16m.
The 29-year-old Greece international has a year left on his contract with the German Bundesliga side.
It is the latest step in Arsenal’s drive to rebuild their defence with experience and leadership.
The Gunners are also working on a deal to sign Switzerland right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, 34, on a free transfer from Juventus.