Arsenal defender admits considering ‘another year’ away from club

Dinos Mavropanos has admitted that he is open to staying for another year with Vfb Stuttgart in Germany.

The defender has started each of the club’s last eight matches in all competitions after enduring a couple of injury setbacks, and is now enjoying his football again.

It remains to be seen how Mikel Arteta ranks the 23 year-old amongst his current options, with David Luiz, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Magalhaes currently vying for starting roles at the club, and with both McGuinness and Saliba both out enjoying first-team football on loan also.

The manager has shown a willingness to play the club’s youth products this term, with Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka our brightest shining lights this season, but you would imagine that he will assess our loanees in pre-season before making a decision.

While the manager’s decision will likely be final, the player has admitted that he is willing to return to the Bundesliga side for another year.

“It’s still too early to talk about what the future will bring,” he told Stuttgarter-Nachrichten. “My contract with VfB ends in the summer and then I will return to Arsenal for the time being. But I can already imagine playing here for another year, because I feel good at VfB and the Bundesliga is very challenging.”

Will Mavropanos return to Arsenal or will he end up being sold without another chance in our first-team?

Patrick

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3 Comments

  1. RFrancis says:

    How to leverage our vast riches in young, promising central defenders to get exciting, young midfielders. That’s our key to success in the immediate future. Let’s hope our technical director is up for the challenge.

  2. McLovin says:

    EXTEND HIS CONTRACT.

    He has actually been one of the best CB’s in Bundesliga. His problem is staying fit. So what he needs is matches, matches, matches. His contract is due in 2023, so extend it by 2-3 years will protect his value for us IF we then decide to sell him.

    Don’t friggin sell him now! We will be taken to the cleaners again!

  3. Sean says:

    I think he did extend his contract last year did he not?

    DO NOT SELL this kid or Saliba. If he wants another 12months for full time football then so be it as he will be like a new signing when he comes back. His injuries need to be behind him but then again he could come in pre season and blow Mikel away.

    We can get money elsewhere from the sales of Chambers, Bellerin, Elneny, Torreira, Matteo, AMN, Nelson & Laca. Willian too. Martinelli & Bolugun could’ve took the big boys place along with a new ST. Send Eddie on loan hes only 21. Willock could still do a job at Arsenal.

    Keep all these youngsters as we have a huge crop of talent in the ranks and in the u21s already. Mikel will give youth a chance no doubt, just have to show him your ready and up to the demands he asks.

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