‘Back and forth’ – Chief confirms ongoing talks over defender deal

Stuttgart chief Sven Mislintat has confirmed that they are in negotiations with Arsenal over another loan deal for Konstantinos Mavropanos.

The Greek defender has been a regular for the Bundesliga side when fit, and has thoroughly impressed on loan with the club.

Some had believed that he would be set to return to North London for pre-season, where he could maybe have convinced Mikel Arteta to give him a chance in the first-team squad.

That no longer looks likely after Mislintat confirmed that they were in talks over another loan deal, ruling out a permanent offer due to the current financial situation.

“In good talks with my ex-club. We’re trying to get a loan”, he told German publication Kicker. “Buying is difficult in the current situation. Now there is a bit of back and forth.”

Arsenal also have the likes of William Saliba and Mark McGuinness enjoying first-team roles out on loan also, and could well have been competition for Mavropanos this summer as they looked to try and convince Arteta ta give them a chance in his first-team for the new season.

Should Arsenal be looking to bring Mavropanos back ahead of the new season?


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  1. fact is if Sven wants him, we should want him…just bring him home already

  2. Extend him and give him one more year of regular football. Then its time to decide if he is good enough. McGuinness and Ballard should go to a Championship team next season and a PL team the year after

    1. he is good enough and has already proven himself back in 2018

      however hes injury prone thus he needs to stay motivated and determined to show his quality

  3. Just stop buying players.
    How many players are recognizably Arsenal through and through?
    Only Bellerin of the senior players has stayed.
    The other senior players seem like mercenary’s passing through collecting vast salaries with no pressure to succeed, living in their own bubble barely interacting with the fans and leaving on a free for a retirement package some where else.
    Hopefully we hold on to as many of the young ones as possible.
    Two young English GK.
    Holdng Saliba Mavropanos Gabriel
    Bellerin Niles Chambers Tierney Saka
    Partey Mcguiness
    Willock Odegaard Azeez ESR
    Guendouzi Pepe
    Martinelli Balogun.
    And keep Arteta as an ex player who is devoted to the club.

    1. the club is being force to buy players

      the fans and media wants big name big tag players for the club

  4. He was good untill he got injured in last 4-5 games of Wenger. Emery and Arteta have not even given him a chance and instead used to bank on Mustafi, Papa and now Luiz who will be leaving.

    Luiz has amazing passing ability to launch quick counter but he has a mistake per game in him. Gabriel seems like younger but not so good version of Luiz.

    Would be worth giving this guy a try before loaning him out.

  5. For those who live in the world of fantasy football, you need to wake up.As a professional football Club operating in the midst of a global pandemic and huge financial downturn , it will be extremely difficult to sell players who have been found wanting .As a consequence the loan market will assume even more importance next season , and while I feel the system should be restricted to Clubs lower down the Pyramid who simply have no other alternatives, it will at least maintain a churn of players who would otherwise find themselves out of work.As for Mavroponas, not having seen him perform in Germany I am not in a position to comment.

  6. Bring him back, imo he has a higher a ceiling than holding Chambers and I’d rather see him start ahead of them next season. That’s the issue with keeping arteta in charge, we might end up regrettably losing talents like saliba and mavro even martinelli

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