“Sokratis Papastathopoulos has chosen to join Arsenal.”

Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis is expected to join Arsenal in the near future, but there was also interest from Jose Mourinho’s United.

Charalambos Papastathopoulos, the player’s dad has confirmed that both teams negotiated with Dortmund, with Sokratis opting for Arsenal rather than waiting to secure a switch to Old Trafford.

“There was interest from United, but for July – he had to wait until July for United,” Charalambos told Radio 24/7.

“United have a very good relationship with Dortmund – the teams talked the most – but Sokratis chose to go to Arsenal.”

Sokratis made 30 Bundesliga appearances this season, scoring two goals, as Dortmund finished fourth to qualify for the Champions League.

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