Video: Arsenal star Sokratis saves a certain goal with superhuman recovery after major gaffe from team-mate

Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos really got his side out of trouble against Newcastle today.

A terrible slip from Shkodran Mustafi allowed Newcastle a clear run at the Gunners goal, but Sokratis was on it in a flash to make an absolutely fantastic recovery.

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The Greece international joined the club from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and looks a very solid addition to the side.

Sokratis showed his pace and experience here to get back quickly but not dive into a challenge, simply forcing his opponent wide and killing what could’ve been a big, big chance for the home side.

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