Arsenal have agreed to cancel the contract of Greek defender Sokratis Papasthopoluos.
He is now free to find a new club.
The 32-year old joined the Gunners in 2018 from Borussia Dortmund and made 69 appearances for them, coring 6 goals. However, he has not featured for the club since coming as a last minute substitute in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea at the start of August.
He was left out of both the Premier League and Europa League squad by Mikel Arteta, and with his current deal set to expire in June anyway, the club have reached an agreement with him to terminate that early.
He has been linked with a move back to Genoa, who he played for between 2008 and 2010, or he may follow Mesut Ozil and head to Turkey instead.
Sokratis is the latest player to leave the Emirates as Arteta continues to trim his first-team squad.
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