Arsenal tie down defender and immediately send him to Bundesliga

Date published: Thursday 16th July 2020 11:54 - James Marshment

Konstantinos Mavropanos

Konstantinos Mavropanos has signed a new deal with Arsenal – and has been immediately been sent out on loan once again.

The Greek defender joined the Gunners in January 2018 but has made just eight appearances for the club so far.

Arsenal sent the 22-year-old out to Nurnberg  in January to help develop his game. Mavropanos did not disappoint either, the centre-half enjoying a stellar spell as he helped the Bundesliga 2 side avoid the drop.

His form for Nurnberg has helped secure him a second season in Germany: this time Mavropanos will spend the 2020/21 season with Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

Arsenal will hope the extra exposure will help the player progress further. Clearly the Gunners see something in Mavropanos, having also secured the player to a new deal.

Stuttgart are back in the Bundesliga after securing automatic promotion by finishing second.

 

 

Arteta concerned by finances

Mikel Arteta admits he has “big concerns” over whether he will get the finances to mount a title challenge.

Asked whether he will get the finances to build a title challenge, Arteta told Sky Sports: “I don’t know. It is a big concern because you see how they build the squads.

“It is not magic, you need to improve with quality players in the squad. You need a bigger squad to compete in this competition and that is going to be the challenge.”

The Gunners boss has also discussed his side’s plans as they prepare to face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. Read what he had to say here.

 

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