Mikel Arteta’s revolution at Arsenal might be delighting some of the Gunners’ players and even offering developmental opportunities to others, however, not everyone at the Emirates seems happy.
Renowned soccer journalist, Nicolò Schira has claimed Sokratis Papastathopoulos is currently considering his Arsenal future as he is continually being overlooked by Mikel Arteta.
The Greek defender was signed from Borussia Dortmund by Unai Emery and he was one of the first names on Arsenal’s team sheet under the Spaniard.
However, Emery has been fired since last year and Arteta has brought in new ideas and tactics to the Emirates.
While Sokratis can be seen as one of Arsenal’s best defenders when it comes to defending the 31-year-old doesn’t do well with playing from the back and that has forced Arteta to consider other defenders.
He will have just one season left on his current deal at the end of this season and he seems to think that the Gunners don’t want him any more and wants to leave.
Taking to his Twitter account, Schira tweeted that he is concerned about seeing fewer chances under Arteta and Arsenal’s pursuit of a new defender.
Sokratis #Papastahopoulos could leave #Arsenal at the end of the season and is considering options ahead of the summer transfer window. He has seen his playing opportunities at the Emirates decrease under Arteta. #Gunners are looking a CB for the next season. #transfers #AFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) April 7, 2020
I won’t be worried if he leaves. Saliba will return, an adequate cover.
I marvel at the future Arsenal, with key future positions there is a skillful player Martinelli and Saka for the attack, gems! Saliba for the Central defence, gem! CM not too bad with Guendouzi, Willock good potentials
I bet he’s eyeing up WWE 😄
Can’t understand why WWE have not already been in for his transfer. He is a natural for THAT ahem, “sport”!