ARSENAL DEFENDER LEAVES GUNNERS AND JOINS OLYMPIAKOS
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has continued his massive clearout at the club amid his aim and desire to set up a group of players of his own that are capable of helping the club meet the set goals. While there have been some exits at the club, there have also been some additions with the London club finally meeting the demands of the fans to engage in some serious transfer activity instead of them folding their arms and watch rivals do business.
Following the always-expected departure of Mesut Özil, there have been a few other ins and outs at the Emirates Stadium and with Arteta also seeing his side improve their form, the current transfer business going on at the club may well have some more positive impact on how the club performs both on and off the pitch in a couple of months to come.
With Özil leaving Arsenal and joining Turkish Super Lig giants Fenerbahçe, there were calls made by fans that the club should let go of other deadwood in the team so the club can further move forward and also continue their progress in the Premier League.
The latest victim of the exodus happening under the reign of Mikel Arteta is Greece International defender SokratisPapastathopoulos. The 32-year-old center-back's departure has finally been confirmed by the north London club. He has been confirmed to have been released by the Gunners some days ago and has now moved on with his career by signing for Greek League side Olympiakos until at least the end of the season.
The Greek club are currently at the top of the Greek Super League table after amassing 48 points from their opening 18 games and are 11 points better than second-placed AEK Athens. On his transfer to Greece, Sokratis said it was an easy decision and he joined the club to win trophies.