Arsenal man is desperate for a move to Italian side

Sokratis is desperate to leave Arsenal for Napoli and that is all the Greek defender can think about right now, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

Sokratis will become one of the victims of Arsenal’s recruitment drive this summer as Mikel Arteta gets his team ready for the new season.

The Gunners have had a busy transfer window and after signing Gabriel from Lille, it has become obvious that some of their centre backs will have to leave.

After adding William Saliba to the January arrival of Pablo Mari it means that old stalwarts like the Greek defender will be needed less often in the coming campaign.

The report claims that the former Borussia Dortmund man has his heart set on a move to Naples and that he has been in contact with his friend Kostas Manolas who plays for the Italian side.

Arsenal has hardly used him since Arteta became the club’s manager and when the Spaniard did use him before the end of last season, he played out of position as a right-back.

Arteta is unlikely to stand in his way as he looks for a move away and the Gunners will hope to get a good amount of money to invest elsewhere. 

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5 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    No more piledrivers or stunners from our favourite wrestler! The Napoli ultras are gonna love him!!

  2. Eddie says:

    Once Napoli can sell Koulibaly.. Sokratis is off.
    Their President has admitted today that they’re very interested in taking Sokratis to Naples but they need to seal a deal for Koulibaly first….
    Kolasinac probably gone be next..
    Holding will go to Newcastle on loan, so he’ll gain more experience and replace David Luiz next season

  3. RSH says:

    Napoli should not be so picky about the price. Espescially since they are about to get Koulibaily money, if they want Sokratis bad enought surely they can produce 4-5mill for him. It’s not asking much…. Italian sides love to pretend they never have any money. Then they’ll splash on a player out of nowhere.

  4. Grandad says:

    Good news.Socratis is high up on my list of “bad buys” during the past 5/6 years.To move him on, we need to incur yet another sizeable financial loss, but that’s what happens when a Club is mis managed.Hopefully our new regime will prove to be more competent.

  5. Atid says:

    I think we should keep 2 of these 4

    Sokratis, mustafi, holding, chambers

    For me seeing as the 2 experienced guys are in their last year I would sell them and retain our “homegrown” players

    I recall Napoli being interested in both surely once they get there money for koulibally they could stretch to £20m the pair? It would leave us with
    Saliba luiz gabriel
    Chambers holding Mari
    Ballard McGuiness dinzeyi

    Plus
    Swanson mavropanos medley
    All out on loan

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