Arabatzis was born on May 28, 1984, in Makrochori, Imathia prefecture, Macedonia, Greece. He played for AEK from 2002 till the summer of 2013. After that he went abroad and played one season for Ermis Aradippou at Cyprus. In the summer of 2014 Arabatzis was transferred to Romanian club Astra Giurgiu. After just one game in one whole season Arabatzis returned to Greece in the summer of 2015 to play for Kerkyra. In the summer of 2017 Arabatzis returned to Cyprus for a second spell at his current club Ermis Aradippou.