BBC: Aubameyang Announces Sokratis Move to Arsenal

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Arsenal is set to go head to head with Manchester United in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

According to reports emerging from Germany, as cited by the MEN, the Red Devils have joined the race to acquire the signature of the defender, who is a top target for Arsenal this summer

Arsenal is looking to reinforce their defensive line and have identified Sokratis as the man to aid their cause, with the Dortmund star understood to be near the top of the Gunners shortlist for the transfer window.

However, if they are press ahead with their plans to secure the Greek international’s signature, it will not be without the opposition of Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho is likely to target defensive options this summer as he looks to bolster his centre-backs following a somewhat underwhelming season at Old Trafford.

Sokratis remains a key player for Dortmund but if reports are to anything to go by, a move to the Premier League appears to be the most likely outcome this summer. Arsenal will hope that they win the race and secure his services.