Last season a lot of youngsters were given a chance at The Emirates and one of the ones who really impressed was young Konstantinos Mavropanos. The Greek centre-back stood up to the challenge in the games he was played in and other than his dismissal away at Leicester, the youngster looked more than good enough for Arsenal.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 24 July 2018
Arsenal paid a fee of just under £2 million to bring Mavropanos to The Emirates in January, prising him away from PAS Giannina. Arsene Wenger is the man who signed him, however, Unai Emery can be the man who makes him and it would no surprise to see the 20-year-old given his chance alongside either Shkodran Mustafi or Sokratis in the Arsenal backline.
Mavropanos is one of a number of young centre-backs at The Emirates. Emery also has the likes of Rob Holding and Calum Chambers in his ranks and between the three of them, it looks like the Arsenal defence will be comfortable for years to come. This season will be interesting as Emery is yet to work out his best eleven and the fans don’t know who their new gaffer will favour when the season begins in just under three weeks time.
You can read the Gunners’ thoughts on Mavropanos here:
Mavropanos… Next big thing
— Shabib (@Real_Shabib) July 24, 2018
Has to start next season!
— BENJI (@FutbolBenji) 24 July 2018
Start him ahead of Mustafi please
— Lucas (@lucas_afc7) July 24, 2018
papas is fatttttt… Pair mavro with Mustafi please. .. Mustafi is our best CB…
— illy (@AyoMakaay) 24 July 2018
Hell of a future for Mavropanos as long as he’s worked well into the team.
— Jahan Miah(a.k.a @AllAboutTheAFC) (@JahanMiah5) 24 July 2018
Hope he gets some playing time… He has the looks of a beast in the field…!
— Ondari Roberts (@ROBERTSONDARI) July 24, 2018
There is so much emphasis on Dinos during pre-season that I am beginning to believe he will be a starting CB for the opening PL games.
— Mat VP (@mat_v_p) 24 July 2018
The fans are clearly excited to see Mavropanos in action next season and it will be interesting to see if he starts on the opening weekend against Manchester City.