It’s shaping up to be a busy old summer for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta continues to stamp his own authority on his squad.
Yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Tottenham leaves their chances of European football next season looking slim.
That could mean a summer of wheeling and dealing for Arteta, with several fringe players likely to be offloaded.
One man who could be on his way out of Arsenal sooner rather than later is Konstantinos Mavropanos.
The Greek defender has reportedly agreed to sign for Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart, according to Sport FM.
The 22-year-old signed for the Gunners in 2018, costing £1.8 million from Giannina but has played just eight times for Arsenal.
In January he signed for Nuremburg and helped the second-tier German side avoid relegation.
Given his tender years, some supporters anticipated the £25,000-a-week warrior might be given another shot at the Emirates Stadium.
That won’t be in the short-term with the player undergoing a medical at Stuttgart yesterday, according to the reports.
Following this latest development, some Arsenal fans have taken to social media to discuss the pending deal.
It would seem that plenty of supporters would prefer Mavropanos to be staying at the Emirates for next season.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Arsenal faithful regarding another loan spell for the central defender.
good deal tbh, Stuttgart recently got promoted, he'll get some top level experience and might just be ready for us, but we need to sign a dominant centre back to start with Saliba
— arsenalstan (@prahladb1999) July 13, 2020
Good decision, he plays well in top tier Bundesliga and he can be sold next summer for a good fee plus sell on clause
— Mike Sleigh (@MikeSleigh1) July 13, 2020
I actually think he could.comenback from his two year loan spell a very useful defender.
— Shaun ? (@ShaunWAT) July 13, 2020
Excellent! More valuable experience for him
— TTU Gooner (@Guns_Up_TTU) July 13, 2020
— SEA MAN (@SeaaaaMannnn) July 13, 2020
We should bring him back and give them luiz or Mustafi
— logan bruno (@tucker_bruno_) July 13, 2020
I hope Willock and Nelson follow him
— Craig ??????? (@KentGooner77) July 13, 2020
I hope he makes it at arsenal..
He looks lovely and passionate player
— KT WAND (@kt_leftie) July 13, 2020