Arsenal have confirmed they have agreed to terminate Sokratis’ contract with immediate effect.
According to Football London, the two parties came to an agreement to allow the 32-year-old to leave the club.
Technical director Edu said on the decision: “On behalf of Mikel, our coaches, players and everyone at the club, I would like to thank Papa for his contribution to the club.
“He has been an important part of our group and has been a model professional throughout.
“The negotiations to end his contract have been collaborative and we wish Papa and his family well for the future.”