The main aim of Mikel Arteta and Edu this month is to reduce the bloated Arsenal squad after failing to offload much of our deadwood during the short summer window.
The Gunners have already released Sead Kolasinac to Schalke after he only started one Premier League game this season, and of course William Saliba has been taken up by nice back in his homeland.
Now it looks like the third defender to leave the Emirates will be the big Greek Sokratis, who wasn’t even registered to play for Arsenal in the EPL, so he simply has to leave to get to play any football at all.
It has been reported by the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano that Sokratis has got a choice between moving to Italy or Turkey, and he revealed the news in this tweet…
Sokratis Papastathopoulos will decide soon his next destination, Genoa and Fenerbahçe have asked for the Greek centre back. Both clubs are pushing to sign him – he’s leaving Arsenal in the next weeks. 🇬🇷 #AFC #transfers @SkySport https://t.co/hziEmFylKH
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 5, 2021
It will certainly be good to get yet another wasted wage bill off our books. Let’s hope we see even more of the deadwood depart before the end of the month!
Read more about Fabrizio Romano’s transfer predictions here…