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The reason Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos did not complete deadline day PSG transfer

Sokratis was heavily linked with an exit but has remained at Arsenal

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Arsenal rejected the chance to offload defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos on deadline day.

Sokratis was linked with an exit throughout the summer transfer window but failed to get a move before the Monday night deadline.

Though, the Gunners were reportedly offered the opportunity to offload the Greek, something they may now regret turning down with too many non-homegrown players in their squad.

According to the Daily Star, French champions PSG offered to sign Sokratis before the deadline but Arsenal rejected the offer.

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With Sokratis’ contract at the Emirates Stadium set to expire next summer, PSG offered to take the defender but on a free.

And it seems Arsenal weren’t keen on that proposal, deciding to turn it down.

That’s despite Sokratis being able to agree to sign for PSG – or any other non-English club – for free from January ahead of the end of the season.


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