Fans react to Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ performance vs West Ham
New Arsenal signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos received rave reviews for his display on Saturday in the Premier League clash against West Ham.
The Gunners moved very quickly to strengthen their defence during the summer after finishing last season with the worst defensive record in the Premier League’s top six.
That saw them sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund as new manager Unai Emery looked to improve his back four for the new campaign.
The Greek defender has been partnered alongside Shkodran Mustafi so far this season as the pair conceded goals against Manchester City and Chelsea in the first two games.
Sokratis featured again in the London derby against West Ham on Saturday as the Gunners secured their first win of the season.
And after having a decent outing against the Hammers, the Greek defender received a few praises on social media from fans who are starting to appreciate what he brings to the table…
One other thing to notice is I haven't seen many Arsenal fans complaining about Sokratis. He has quietly settled in. Turned out to be much better than expected.
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) August 25, 2018
Not been mentioned much, but I think Sokratis has had quite a decent start at Arsenal. Seems to be a growing influence on the pitch, reads things well. Think he and Kos could form a good partnership.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 26, 2018
I thought Sokratis got better as the game went on
— Olufemiogunnaike🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@EveretteAmore) August 25, 2018
Class from Sokratis, streetwise defending.
— Pro Scout (@Wrighty_8) August 25, 2018