Arsenal defender pens his goodbye message “Thanks to everyone”

Arsenal defender pens his goodbye message

Konstantinos Mavropanos bid his farewell to Arsenal Football Club and its fans, as he continues his German adventure.

The Greek was signed by the London side in the winter transfer window of 2018 for a fee valued at £1.89m.

Despite his current market value being £15.30m, Arsenal have sold him for a lowly £2.88m. Even though they have added a sell-on clause, it still seems like a bad deal from a financial standpoint.

Regardless of the money side of things, I personally believe that Mavrapanos should have been given a real chance in the first team at Arsenal.

Maybe he wasn’t worthy of a starting spot ever, but I think he has a higher ceiling than our in-house Rob Holding.

In his farewell message he wrote, “Arsenal was the first milestone in my career. I learned a lot, I improved as a player and as a person. I made friends and experienced great support. Thanks to everyone at the club and I wish the team success always.”

Every time I think he wasn’t given an opportunity, it hurts because his debut against Manchester United in 2018 springs to mind.

He was so good in the game. A season or two out on loan would have been invaluable in his progress.

But what has happened has happened and I wish him all the luck at VFB Stuttgart.

Yash Bisht

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25 Comments

  1. Expected. Not what I wanted.
    But what can I say about our transfer policy of spending 50 M on Ben White and then discarding a player like Mavro.
    Good luck my friend wherever you end up.

    1. I can’t wait for the”it’s better than nothing,he was not in the manager’s plans…”b*lls!!
      How can we be taken seriously by other clubs when negotiating with them.
      Take Betis for example,Hector wants to stay and they want to keep him,they are going to wait because they know that he is not in MA plans and that Arsenal are not going to pay him if he doesn’t play.not only that Hector could run his last year out and become another free agent.they are playing the long game,simple as.

  2. Watch Bayern pay 30 million for him soon. You can add mavropanious to the list of youngsters Arteta has sell.

    1. Our club is run by a novice who imitates Guardiola without his tactical skills. Look again at Newcasstle vs Arsenal and see how we were outrun by opposition and coach had no remedy. Personally, I will have no ambition with club until we get a proper manager who knows what he is doing. In other words I am inactive supporter until that happens.

      1. Whatever we as fans do or say has very little or no effect. We can only watch unfolding scenarios. Those whose millions of Pounds are invested have to dictate what happens in terms of all aspects. Arteta is only doing doing his best within what the owners can provide him. They decided that they won’t go ahead with the existing wage burden. Those identified as wage burdens we’re shipped out and those that can be managed have been retained. Let’s just give our little support where possible or keep quiet.

  3. I can’t wait for the”it’s better than nothing,he was not in the manager’s plans…”b*lls!!
    How can we be taken seriously by other clubs when negotiating with them.
    Take Betis for example,Hector wants to stay and they want to keep him,they are going to wait because they know that he is not in MA plans and that Arsenal are not going to pay him if he doesn’t play.not only that Hector could run his last year out and become another free agent.they are playing the long game,simple as.

    1. The Arsenal way:
      A)Overpay for bang average players B)Overprice when it comes to selling
      C)Let them leave for nothing

      Siamois.. did you see Miedema has signed a new deal? Phew! I honestly thought she was going to leave!!

  4. I suspect he has a ceiling as high as anyone else in the squad too be honest, not just holding.

  5. Some people at the club are very lucky.in any other business,the person in charge and occurring so much loss selling assets because that’s what players are to their clubs, they would get fired ASAP no doubt.

  6. Edu is a big joke. His incompetence stinks. Only at Arsenal, he would be able keep his job. If Arsenal wants to be a top team again Edu must be replaced. TAs for Arteta, l hope he will better manage players by giving them game time to prove their worth. It’s the manager who instills confidence in the players, as it is his responsibility to help them improve their skills set in all aspects of the game. Arteta cannot continue to be arrogant and bias, if he is to be more successful. He must be fair with all players of the team. Keeping the players fresh, fit and happy with effective rotation will be vital to the team’s performance and success, while, reducing the players risk of injury. It’s a shame though to lose Mavropanos for such a low price. Arteta has kept faith in Mari, Chambers and Holding over him, but none of them are better than him. The coach has to learn to deal with different personalities and bring out the best in them. Arteta cannot continue to just isolate players he doesn’t like. When players improve he gets the credit, so when they don’t improve, he must get the stick.

    1. ummmm…. “Arteta has kept faith in Mari, Chambers and Holding over him”.. Haha They’ve all gone, but don’t worry I’m going to support you for the job when Arteta leaves!

      1. AdPat…to be fair, Arteta kept Mari and Chambers rather than bringing Mavro back into the fold, so he did seemingly have more “faith” in them…not to mention, how could you forget that Holding is still a rostered player, especially after his stellar performance against the Spuds

  7. A team of Hector, Saliba, Tomy, White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, lft full, and Tavares; and Sambi, Lucas, Martin, Ronwe, Saka, Guenduzi, Xhaka, Partey, Marquihnos, Wing, Pepe; and Two utility players; and Lacazette, Striker!

  8. I really hoped we’ll bring him & Saliva back so we’ve serious competition for Our central defenders spots.
    Bayer have him as an option in the market so does West Ham. Our loss

  9. I just hope we 1. sign tillemans to partner party 2. Sign a striker n I’m wondering who and a winger to replace pepe. Can’t dey just buy needs utd rafhina, he’s good. Well I hope arteta will get his signings right, the players he bought from his last transfer window has been impressive safe for tavares n lokonga who we feel will come up too. I hope d board will be supportive financially when window opens, coz one thing is clear now and that d board (kroenke) doesn’t invest much to arsenal as it was found in wenger, emery n now arteta

  10. The only thing good about this deal is the sell on clause apart from that I see nothing beneficial well we move..

    How we lost top 4 is what still hurts the most all the hard work and the ups and down earned nothing IMO nothing.

  11. the whole scenario seems so incredibly short-sighted, especially considering the tactical flexibility he provides…imagine having a rotation of backs like Mavro, Gabs, Saliba and even White in the fold, considering that 3 of the 4 have experience in both a back 3 and back 4…it really makes you wonder just what goes on inside our administrative offices, as even if you only saw him as a “selling” asset, you should have loaned him elsewhere or at least included a much savvier “clause” within his deal so that we could recoup substantial more monies should he continue to impress

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