Exit-linked Gunner hailed as a ‘gladiator and a ‘monster’ by coach

Pellegrino Matarazzo has hailed Konstantinos Mavropanos as a ‘gladiator’ as he moved to praise their defender, who is currently on loan from Arsenal.

The defender initially made his Gunners debut back in April 2018 at the age of 20, and impressed in his debut season with the club.

The youngster’s progress eventually stalled after numerous injuries, before eventually leaving on loan to join Nurnburg in Germany, and has since taken up another loan with VFB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

He has earned his place as a regular starter in their side when he has been available, but he did suffer another injury to hamper his progress in the middle of the campaign.

While it was recently revealed by Sven Mislintat(who told Kicker) that talks were taking place for the defender to stay on with the club, his coach has since moved to praise the centre-back.

“He’s our gladiator!” Matarazzo told reporters ahead of their clash with Borussia Monchengladbach(via the Express). “He’s a monster in terms of physique. And when he makes a mistake, he hums around some Greek swear words. I like that. He’s just a tough dog.”

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  1. If the reports are true about Luiz then surely this kid needs to come back along with saliba ,but even if they are not in Artetas plans for next season players need to step up as Luiz as been our best defender bar none this season and that’s says a lot about how the rest of the team have been performing seeing Luiz is ment to be a Chelsea’s reject and past it by 5 years .
    Maybe if we can grab Brenda Rogers he could bring Soyuncu with him but knowing us we will see Mari staring with holding next season as our first pairing .

  2. I just can’t reiterate this enough, bring him back home…he’s already better than the rather consistently pedestrian Holding and Chambers, who both put in a shift but lack the speed or passing abilities of this young Greek defender

  3. At the moment Arsenal wouldn’t know a good footballer, if he bit them on the arse.

      1. Jax, doesn’t make it any less true.
        Certainly not as juvenile, as many of the comments, I read on here.
        I could add that the Arsenal Board and senior management have demonstrated in their mananagement of the financial and player assets of this Club, that they couldn’t manage a root in a brothel with a fist full of £50 notes, or as others have stated on here “a piss up in a brewery”.

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