Arsenal set for €3 Million windfall from loanee’s permanent exit

Sven Mislintat claims that it is ‘pretty clear’ what the future holds for Konstantinos Mavropanos, with the Arsenal loanee impressing in the Bundesliga.

The Gunners allowed the defender to return to Stuttgart for a second loan spell, this time including an obligation to buy in the move, and he has been impressing once more with their side.

He has even found an eye for goal in recent weeks, finding the net three times including an impressive effort this weekend in the 3-1 win over Hoffenheim.

Mislintat claims that Mavropanos’s future is pretty clear with the option and obligation to buy, hinting that he will be a permanent player of theirs come the end of the season, although if they were to get themselves relegated (which is unlikely), the player may well have other intentions.

“We have an obligation to buy him for €3m if we are to remain in the [Bundesliga]”, Mislintat told Sky Deutschland.

“[Even if we are relegated, we have an option to keep him at the club, so] in both cases we will have the chance to take him.

“I think it’s pretty clear what’s going to happen to him.”

Should Mavropanos have been given a chance to challenge for a role in Arsenal’s first-team? Could he be on the radar of any of the big clubs?


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  1. Yes, the exclusion of Mavropanos was a very shortsighted move from Arteta, Edu, or whoever else were involved.
    Maybe they were ‘only’ getting rid of the Emery-players (Saliba, Luiz, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Torreira – let’s see what will happen to Leno, Pepe or even Martinelli), but that’s not even an excuse, as it would make them not only professionally biased, but equally limited in personal and soft skills

    1. It is clear the emery players on the whole are getting binned. Very short sighted for me and could cost this club fortunes. They all seem to have been badly handled from the outside looming in. €3 euros is back pocket money and seems way too low.

    2. The team should be built around Martinelli, his stalled progress is a mystery notwithstanding his injury. Now fit he should be in the team.

    3. He’s not an Emery player, wasn’t his debut under Wenger (at old Trafford)?
      Always thought he would turn out very well, but has been held back by injuries. Disappointed we’re letting him go for so little. I think he’s worth a lot more right now

        1. True. My mistake.
          However the assertion remains, as Mislintat and Emery players seem to be handled similarly – apart from Tierney. And the jury is still out on Pepe and Martinelli, but I’m far from optimistic.

  2. I admit the defensive contribution could be influenced by the number of defenders (formation), strength of opponent, and even the ‘footballing culture’ of the league, but I would be interested, that at the end of the season how would Mavropanos, Saliba and White compare when it comes to
    – tackles
    – interceptions
    – clearances
    – and blocks
    per 90 minutes.
    Goals scored could be also interesting, but less relevant as this is not the main task of a central defender.

    No bias intended, but I would be hugely surprised if the quantitative data would justify the differences is price/value between 3M and 50M…

  3. The new regime Edu/ Arteta and co were too keen to get rid of Dino and Guendouzi they let them go on loan and then be signed for very small fees. Bielik falls into this category too .These diamonds need a little bit of polishing but will emerge as top players. The fees received were a mere drop in the ocean compared to some of the massive outlay on the likes of White and Pepe ( whose installments of £20 million a year are a millstone around the club’s neck).

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