Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has hailed the arrival of defender David Luiz from Chelsea and believes the club need more players of the same character. The Brazil international made the move to the Gunners during the closing stages of the summer transfer window and he has since made his debut in the Premier League clash against Burnley.

Speaking to reporters, Sokratis said that he has known Luiz from the past with the centre-back able to communicate with him in Greek. He added to hail the style of play of the Brazilian and said that the Gunners need more players with the same level of calibre, he told: “I have known him for a lot of years. He also speaks some Greek and is a very good guy. I am happy also that we took a player like him with experience. When I was in Dortmund I played with Hummels, who has the same style as David. We will have moments when we struggle, but we have to struggle all together. We need character and players like him”