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Arsenal fans will be gutted when Sokratis calls it a day at the Emirates

Arsenal fans will be gutted when Sokratis calls it a day at the Emirates

Arsenal put in an almost faultless defensive display in their 1-1 Premier League draw against rivals Tottenham at Wembley last Saturday.

And at the heart of it was central defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who has since been speaking about his future.

The Breakdown

“In the summer I will be 31, I have two years of contract with Arsenal, then I would like to play in the US or in Asia,” Sokratis told Kicker (via Calciomercato).

At this stage of his career and having yet to venture outside of Europe, it is easy to understand why Sokratis has set himself the goal of playing in a league such as the MLS.

Arsenal supporters, though, are still likely to be left disappointed once the Greece international decides to call it a day at the Emirates.

For years now, the Gunners have been so frail at the back. And while they still have a long way to go until they can be considered as a consistently sturdy outfit, Sokratis has done his part in helping the team improve in that area.

The former Borussia Dortmund man has added some much-needed steel to this Arsenal backline while, individually, he has not done too much wrong since signing for the north London club last July.

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