Wednesday, February 24

Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer

The defender’s deal was due to run until the end of the season but he has not been part of Mikel Arteta’s plans during the 2020-21 campaign
Arsenal have confirmed that defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has had his contract terminated by mutual consent.

Sokratis’ deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the 32-year-old has been freed up during the January transfer window to find a new club.

The Greek centre-back had spent two-and-a-half years at the Emirates Stadium, but had not been included in Mikel Arteta’s squads for the Premier League and Europa League this season.

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