BBC’s David Ornstein reveals Arsenal signing of £90,000-a-week star is close to completion

BBC journalist David Ornstein has revealed the latest regarding Arsenal’s pursuit of a new defender to improve Unai Emery’s squad.

The Gunners finished last season in sixth place in the Premier League, as they missed out on Champions League football for a second season in a row.

Arsenal’s appointment of Unai Emery last week marks what is expected to be a number of major changes at the club, following the departure of Arsene Wenger earlier this month.

Thus, the Gunners have been linked with a deal to sign Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer.

New boss Emery is seemingly eager to improve the team’s defensive unit which conceded the most goals out of all the top six sides in the Premier League last term.

And according to BBC journalist David Ornstein, Sokratis, who is on a £90,000-a-week wage at Dortmund, is now on the brink of moving to the Emirates stadium.

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