It has been claimed that Greece defender Sokratis will join at the start of July but Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc says a deal is not yet complete – although he admits it’s likely the 30-year-old will move to the Emirates Stadium.
“It tends to go there, that’s right. 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.”
Sokratis’ experience will provide a boost to an Arsenal defence that was the worst in the Premier League’s top seven last season.