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Konstantinos Mavropanos ‒ Arsenal

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Joined Arsenal in January 2018 from PAS Giannina for £1.89m.

Arsene Wenger initially intended to send him out on loan, but his plans changed after seeing him in training. "The first signs he showed were so encouraging that I decided to keep him," he said.

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Some Arsenal fans on twitter are calling this a sign of the end of Wenger, as Mavropanos was identified and pushed by Sven Mislintat (formerly of Borussia Dortmund, who also is at least partly responsible for Sokratis joining that club). It's implied that Wenger didn't even know who he was, which is why he was so surprised by him during training.

It's a great sign that he's being kept on until the end of the season, but it remains to be seen if he'll see any time. Arsenal has some problems defensively, including the pending retirement of Mertesacker, so expect a big signing next summer. Mavropanos will have to beat out several young prospects that are currently at the club (but who have failed to make a case for themselves).

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I can see him getting loaned out next season, but he definitely has the potential to earn a spot at Arsenal in near future. 

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started for Arsenal vs. Manchester United.

Despite Arsenal losing 2-1 he was rated 8/10 

and arsenal fans are praising him stating that he's a beast on multiple occasions.

Beat Fellaini on a few headers + kept Lukaku in his pocket and nullified a lot of his contribution.

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Watch out for Mavropanos  - Papastathopoulos combo in EPL

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That would be a dream combo from a Greek football perspective, and I think would serve Arsenal very well. Mavropanos needs to be called for the upcoming friendly. He just started for Arsenal in a league match vs Manchester United, I can`t see any situation more deserving. 

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1 hour ago, Argy said:

That would be a dream combo from a Greek football perspective, and I think would serve Arsenal very well. Mavropanos needs to be called for the upcoming friendly. He just started for Arsenal in a league match vs Manchester United, I can`t see any situation more deserving. 

He might be needed for the u21s re. I wouldn't mind seeing him in the senior team also. Galanopoulos deserves a call up for sure but them again the u21s need him too. 

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Same could be said about Retsos no? I am saying to call him up the senior squad and let him play with the U21s when needed. 

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We already have Retsos and Donis. If the u21s are not playing at the same time as the seniors then we should play him. The u21s have 2 crucial matches left and it's important that they have a full squad. It's also for their development that they all play. 

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14 hours ago, Dean97 said:

We already have Retsos and Donis. If the u21s are not playing at the same time as the seniors then we should play him. The u21s have 2 crucial matches left and it's important that they have a full squad. It's also for their development that they all play. 

Yea but they don't have matches on May 15th when Greece plays a friendly vs Saudi Arabia. 

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another start for him tonight at home against Burnley. Kick off in about 10 mins

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It was definitely a distinction for Mavropanos to start in Wenger's last game as Arsenal manager....Mertsacker is also retiring so there will be a spot open on the roster, hopefully he can rise to the opportunity. He's a good fit for the team in particular since he brings a physicality to Arsenal that's been lacking for a long while.

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You guys should see all the praise he is getting from Arsenal fans on Twitter. 

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He is playing very well. I never new about this guy only when he was playing for PAS in the last few weeks before leaving. Does anyone think he will be called up to the national team for next week?

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When you start at Arsenal, there should be no question about a national team call up. He doesn`t have to play right away, but it is important to get him accustomed to the NT culture as early as possible, like we did with Sokrati. He will get to know his fellow countrymen, and this will give him an extra boost of confidence and yet another thing to look forward to and play for in his career. 

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Started today and was sent off after just 15’ (after a so called professional foul as the last man in line). 

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He looked jittery from the get go....whiffed on a clearance and then pulled the ol' flamingo on the 1st goal then minutes later had the ball get away from him and pulled down the Leicester attacker who was sprinting past him....just wasn't his day.

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The potential is there with him. He is still young and understands what he has to do going forward. I hope for the best for this player. Hope he can receive a call up to the national team in the near future.

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Arsenal just updated his status. He should be back at full training in 4 weeks. 

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