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EPL Transfer: Arteta confirms “first” Arsenal exit

Timothy Aiyeku

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The English Premier League has just been concluded but the transfer market is just opening and we will get to see a lot of dealings in the next few weeks.

North London outfit Arsenal are also not left out of this as they will be overseeing a number of exits and recruitments.

The first seems to have been confirmed with reports that manager Mikel Arteta has told Sokratis Papastathopoulos to find a new club ahead of the coming season.

The Greek defender has been deemed surplus to requirement, hence, he would not be welcomed at the club for the new challenge because of the need to reorganize the team.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos joined the Gunners team from Borussia Dortmund on July 2nd, 2018 for a long-term contract worth £17.6 million. He was handed his starting debut in the 2-0 defeat to Man City at the Emirates stadium.

This, therefore, leaves the message that there will be a replacement for the former Borussia Dortmund player as the Spanish boss will be hoping to strengthen his defence ahead of next season.

The summer window also promises to be a challenging one for Mikel Aretta because of the lack of funds to do major deals to help revamp the team.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.