Report: Arsene Wenger signing set for Arsenal exit
Arsenal are set to offload Konstantinos Mavropanos during the summer transfer window, according to Goal.
The Greek defender will pen permanent terms with Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart following an impressive loan.
Mavropanos was signed by Sven Mislinat when he was overseeing recruitment at Arsenal. The Stuttgart sporting director now looks set to get his man again.
Arsenal are in the market for a centre-back. Reports yesterday claimed that the club’s attempts to sign Ben White had been stepped up.
That is bad news for Mavropanos and he looks to be on his way, with the Gunners set to recoup £7 million.
The 23-year-old did well in the Bundesliga last season. He made 22 appearances for the club and really improved his game.
Mavropanos checked in at Arsenal for £1.8 million from Greek side PAS Giannina.
He was one of many young gems signed by legendary boss Arsene Wenger, although he did struggle to make an Arsenal impact.
He will leave having made just eight appearances for the Gunners, with seven coming in the Premier League.
Arsenal have Gabriel and Rob Holding on their books, with William Saliba also due back at the club next season.
Mavropanos earns £25,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium. Recouping £7 million and getting his wage off the budget would help the Gunners.
They have plenty of business in their sights and every little does indeed help when it comes to player sales.
Mavropanos exit looks ideal for Arsenal
Plenty of Arsenal supporters will tell you otherwise but this looks like a good piece of business.
With no European football on the agenda, the Gunners need to offload some players in order to sign new ones.
As a result, getting Mavropanos off the books makes perfect sense.
Although he’s looked pretty good at Stuttgart, it’s fair to say he’s not of the required quality to improve Arsenal.
For the Gunners to get back into European and eventually, Champions League contention, they must stop settling for mediocrity.
Mavropanos won’t live long in the memory and selling him looks best for business.
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