With the landing of Bernd Leno and veteran defender Stephan Lichtsteiner signed, sealed and delivered, attention now turn to look forward to more signings as new boss Unai Emery seek to evolve the squad.
Reinforcement ongoing at Arsenal
The landing of Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno have shown that the Spanish tactician is focused on reinforcing the squad at the back, while the signing of Greece international Papastathopoulos will bring experience and leadership to Arsenal’s defensive line that has lacked solidity at important moments last season. It is thought that the Greek will join the Gunners in a £16million transfer fee, which is a good deal for a player of his experience and quality.
The player is known for his leadership attributes, good tackling, and ability to read the matches, which the Gunners team needs.
Not just that, in the UEFA Champions League last term, he had a 94% pass completion ratio, the fifth-overall for a central back.
That shows that while he rarely losses the ball, he is not afraid to pass the ball accurately, which will be very useful if opposing sides are able to keep a more creative player like Granit Xhaka out of the game.
For so many reasons, this move looks like a very encouraging signing.