Having brought in Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno, and with Calgar Soyuncu on his way, it looks like Arsenal are going to have a completely revamped defence next season, especially when Sokratis Papastathopoulos arrives after the World Cup as well…
It is now as good as done, although the Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc refused to admit it to journalists he did agree that the deal is nearly finalised. “It tends to go there, that’s right,” he said. “But things are not completely finalised yet.”
“And I will not work with you now and talk about the rumour mill, which includes 27 new BVB players since the end of May.”
Although he has said that, he also revealed that Dortmund have already signed the replacement for Sokratis in Abdou Diallo (22) from Mainz so they are now free to announce the departure of Sokratis. This has been announced by Sky and other sources that the deal will be officially confirmed on July 1st.
This seems to be common knowledge and it is going to be very interesting to see how Emery lines up his defence on the opening day game against Champions Man City.
Could it be…..
with Torreira in front of them?
Exciting times ahead!