PSG made a transfer deadline day attempt to land Arsenal man

PSG made a late attempt to sign Arsenal defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos on transfer deadline day, reports Telefoot.

Sokratis is one of the fringe players at Arsenal after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates.

The Greek defender has struggled to make the Arsenal first team for much of the time that Mikel Arteta has been the manager.

He has just a year left on his current deal at the club and he has been linked with a move away.

Napoli was reported to have already reached an agreement on personal terms with him, but the Italians needed to sell Kalidou Koulibaly first before they moved for him.

They never got to sell the Manchester City target and a new team needed to sign him.

The report claims that PSG made a late attempt to land him for free from the Emirates, but Arsenal turned their offer down and he remains at the club.

It will be a tough season for him with Arsenal now blessed with several defenders to call on.

Sead Kolasinac is another defender that the Gunners had hoped to sell in this transfer window, but he also failed to seal a deadline day move away from the club. 

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11 Comments

  1. Jovan namara says:

    Please offload: Sokratis, chambers, mustafi, kolasinac & Elneny. I’m surprised Martinelli has no place

    1. Declan says:

      Martinelli is long term injured!

      1. RSH says:

        dont remind me declan. can’t wait until this kid lights up the prem again! Hope by March/April we can see him again if all goes well.

        1. Jo-Gunz says:

          Just can’t wait

  2. Grandad says:

    The fact that we were unable to unload Socratis or Kolasinac ,even on loan, suggests a lack of regard for their capabilities.It would be unfair to tar Mustafi with the same brush given his current injury but I suspect we will not be able to recoup one penny of the 35m we paid for him..53 m for two mediocre centre backs, it hurts, even when you say it quickly.

    1. SueP says:

      There is no better way of putting it. It really does hurt

    2. ACE says:

      Prior to his unfortunate unjury in
      the FA Cup semis who was the #1
      CB penciled in to start every game
      by MA? Yep S Mustafi. When he
      returns to full fitness the much
      maligned German will return to
      the rotation and play a prominent
      role going forward. I can see him
      being offered a new deal or moved
      on in January for @ least £15M.

      I know its painful to admit but he is
      the 2nd best CB on the roster when
      everyone is fit and in form

      Truth hurts sometimes I reckon.

  3. GunnerSince2004 says:

    If PSG wanted him for free then it makes sense why Arsenal refused to the deal. It would set the wrong precedence to other clubs that Arsenal players with one year left on their contracts get be gotten for free. Players would also take advantage by requesting free transfers (like Mhkitaryan) or threaten to sit out their contracts. It may be costly now but at least other clubs and Arsenal players alike will know not to bully us again as we cannot be taken advantage and will stand our ground. Before the sunshine there has to be rain.

    1. A J says:

      Agree with the view that Arsenal should not be forced to sell players at buyers terms. It will be an example for future as well as it will put pressure on those players who take pride in their football skills. None of these players would like to be loaned out to lower league or left out of team for the season. At least it will make some players put more effort on pitch or make more serious effort of finding new club when finding themselves lower down the peaking order.

      Not worried about loosing some wages despite club might be facing financial crunch in covid times. Sure all (except Ozil) will be gone in Jan transfer window.

  4. jon fox says:

    PSG? Wanting Sokratis the wrestler? Nonsense! Unless they are forming a wrestling team!

    1. GunnerSince2004 says:

      They need an on field body guard for Neymar 🤣🤣🤣

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