Sokratis Papastathopoulos has uncovered he talked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan before joining Arsenal.
The Gunners today declared the defender has joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund on undisclosed fee which the club decided to hide.
Papastathopoulos, 30, has penned a long-term contract after his reportedly £16m move to the Emirates.
What’s more, the centre back, who played close by Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan while still at Dortmund, says the Arsenal combo induced him to make a move to the for North London club.
At the point when gotten some information about the Arsenal team, he told the club’s official website:
“I talked to them a considerable measure times.
“They said to me the best things about this club, that it is one big family and of course they also called me not every day but a lot of times telling me to come here.”
Papastathopoulos signed after Stephen Lichtenstein and Bernd Leno came to the Emirates, with the defender becoming Unai Emery’s third summer signing.
Emery has been vocal on Arsenal’s transfer, with the 46-year-old revealing that he wants to build up the present squad but will be making some changes.