Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has taken aim at Arsenal centre-back Sokratis.
The BBC Sport pundit was expressing his thoughts about Freddie Ljungberg’s chances of becoming the Gunners’ permanent manager when he turned his attention towards the Greek defender.
Sokratis has come under increasing pressure this season following some questionable performances alongside David Luiz.
In the eyes of Sutton, the 31-year-old is so poor he wouldn’t play for any other top-flight side.
He said: “Sokratis is nowhere near good enough. I don’t think he would get into any Premier League side.”
It is a damning verdict on the former Borussia Dortmund rock, who has been at the Emirates since the summer of 2018 following a reported €20 million/£17.7 million transfer (Guardian).
TBR’s view – Could Sutton be right?
£92,000-a-week Sokratis (Spotrac) has been in abysmal form this season and has previously gone under the radar at Arsenal.
Often he is far too rash, and he does not have any pace to get himself out of sticky situations.
He is way past his best years and he constantly looks like a weak point for teams to expose.
His tendency to make errors would perhaps mean a lot, if not all, Premier League sides wouldn’t want to sign him if became available.