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PHOTOS: Ex-Arsenal defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos joins Olympiacos on free transfer



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Former Arsenal and Greek defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos has officially joined Olympiacos on a deal until the summer of 2023 after his contract with his former club, Arsenal was terminated on mutual consent last week.

The 32-year-old returned to his homeland to sign for Olympiacos on a free transfer after ending his Arsenal contract six months early.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos signs for Olympiacos

He signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Olympiacos and is expected to earn €1.5million a year, including bonuses.

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Taking to social media after leaving Arsenal, he said: “One of the most enjoyable times in my career ended today.

“It has been an honour to wear the Arsenal shirt and I want to thank all the coaches, team-mates, staff and fans around the world for the love and respect they have given me.

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“I gave everything for Arsenal and Arsenal also gave me a lot.

“I wish you all the best health and success always. Thank you Arsenal.”

Sokratis made 69 appearances for Arsenal, helping the team reach the final of the Europa League in 2019 and win the FA Cup last summer.

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