Sokratis closes in on Serie A move after leaving Arsenal

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is set to join Lazio after having his Arsenal contract terminated by mutual consent.

The Greek defender was at the Emirates from 2018 until this month, but he didn’t play for the Gunners in the first half of this campaign.

He struggled to play since Mikel Arteta became the club’s manager and the Spaniard left him out of his team completely at the start of this season.

He had six months left on his last Arsenal contract and it would have run out at the end of this season.

However, the Gunners decided to terminate the deal and get him off their wage bill so that he can find a new team.

Genoa had been linked with a move for him all along, but Sky Sports Italia via Football Italia says that he is set to join Lazio.

The Rome side is in the Champions League round of 16, and they are also competing for a spot in the Italian top four.

They have, however, lost Luiz Felipe to an ankle injury, and he faces surgery which will keep him out for a long time.

They think Sokratis can act as a cover for him. The Greek defender wants 2m euros per season to join them.

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4 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    I believe I speak for many Gooners, though not all, when I ask why are we presumed to have any interest in this now left player, who should never have been here in the first place? He is not a sstar, not even adequate and never will be. I do think that artices should be relevant AND of interest to Gooners. I say this type of non article is neither and a desperate but failed attempt to find something, ANYTHING in fact, to talk about!

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      When you say he is not a star I can’t help but feel you are making yourself a loophole so you can talk about Mesut even though he has left.

      1. jon fox says:

        HH, HOW TOTALLY WRONG YOU ARE THEN! HOW LITTLE YOU KNOW ME BY WRITING THIS, as I of all Gooners, am the least likely to write or care about Ozil now that he has (effectively)left.
        I have already forgotten him and only wrote this to refute your puzzlingly inaccurate post, as I don’t like untrue misrepresentations of my thoughts.

  2. Shortboygooner says:

    Who cares 🙂

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