St Pauli have completed the signing of defender Moritz Volz, who returns to Germany after an 11-year absence.
Volz started his career as a 16-year-old with Arsenal, has joined the Bundesliga newcomers after passing a medical on Monday and signing a two-year contract. He was a free agent after being released by Fulham a year ago.
"I am certain that this club suits me and I suit this club,'' he told on the club's website. "I am looking forward to the tasks ahead, the new league and the challenge we face as a team.''
Volz is the second prominent name to arrive at St Pauli following their promotion to the Bundesliga, joining former Germany international Gerald Asamoah, who has signed from Schalke.