These Arsenal fans react as Mavropanos impresses on Greece debut

Arsenal fans were impressed as they watched Dinos Mavropanos make his debut for Greece against Honduras.

The Greek defender joined the Gunners in 2018 as one of the last players that Arsene Wenger signed for the club.

However, he has struggled to make an impact at the Emirates and the managers that followed Wenger don’t appear to have been impressed by him.

He is currently on his second loan spell in Germany with VFL Stuttgart and there have been talks of him getting a second chance of life at the Emirates.

Arsenal will get to decide on that in the summer, but his performances in the German league helped him earn a place in the Greece team in the latest international games.

He was a starter in their match against Honduras and gave a good account of himself in 90 minutes as they won 2-1.

Sun Sports reported that some Arsenal fans watched him as he did well in the game and they think that their team should retain him when he returns from his current loan spell in Germany.

The report sampled the fans’ opinion on Twitter with one fan saying: “This is someone we really shouldn’t sell.”

Another said: “We have some assets if we truly want to sell and rebuild in the summer. I wish he stays though.”

One believes he has improved a lot and tweeted: “This guy’s improvement has been great, we should definitely [keep] an eye on him.”

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17 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    Just pointing out the fact that of all the many CB Wenger chose to bringin hardly any made the grade at top level . CAMPBELL, TOURE, KOSCIELNY only were proper successes. Some rated Merts; I did not as he was freakishly slow.
    The long line of his failures began with Senderos and went on and on and on and on and on til we got to Mustafi, his final misjudgement of a CB.
    Had Mavropanos NOT been a Wenger choice, I would have had more confidence in his ability to make the grade.

    BUT WENGERS MANY POOR CHOICES OF CB WERE NOTORIOUS.

    1. Mambo says:

      @Jon was it not sven that identified ans brought him to Arsenal? I believe it was.

      1. Davi says:

        Yes I’m sure it was considered a Sven signing.

      2. Grandad says:

        All will be revealed in the course, but as far as centre backs are concerned I would urge our Manager to recall Saliba and Mavroponas to replace Luis and Mari who will never make it in the EPL.The jury is out on Gabriel as far as I am concerned but after spending around 30 m on him I sincerely hope he comes good.Four centre backs plus the adaptable Chambers is quite sufficient in a player pool of twenty five surely.Apart from Partey, ESR and perhaps Willock , a complete revamp of our midfield is necessary, with Odegaard and Bissouma being top priority upgrades.

    2. Davi says:

      Yes, agree AW made some awful CB signings. I think Senderos was a sad case as he was actually very good but allowed some bad matches against the league’s best forwards to get inside his head.
      Completely agree on Mert. What bothered me the most was that he didn’t even try to run sometimes, just gave it up! Shamefully we made him captain on occasion. P

      1. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

        Finally some anti-Mert talk…now that’s something I can really get on-board with

    3. John Ibrahim says:

      Im suprised by the fake stats given when Kos and Mert played together

      How did Mert gotten so many caps for Germany?

      Mustafic signing was a desperate one….to cover up for the injuries at that time

      Gabriel and Mert were both injured, its in the media and past archives

      he was the best recommend by the scouts and fit the budget

      Sanderos was normal….big and strong , would make a good 3rd choice

      we still manage top 4 with those quality

  2. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    It’s funny how Wenger loyalist will always find a way to give kudos to their former overlord whenever something positive occurs involving a player who arrived during his tenure, but I guarantee you that if this was a story about how Mavro had turned out to be an unmitigated flop he would have been a Gazidis signing…regardless of the delusional behaviour that still permeates our organization, he should unequivocally be plying his trade in North London next season

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Mavro was a Mislintat signing…

      He was schedule to go on a loan till Mr Wenger saw how good he is in training…..this was reported in the media and past archives

      hes a quality player and proven when he played in that few games in 2018….

      the only downside is hes injury prone and that can kill confidence and determination

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Yes, John Mavropanos was young and raw when he came to Arsenal as a Sven Mislantat find. He was impacted by injury and it is great to see him injury free and meeting his potential. He may soon prove to be a very good signing for the Arsenal, as a young CB with a long future.

  3. Sean says:

    I have said this guy is the business for weeks… injuries have hampered him now hes getting game time and now national team starting 11.

    Get him in, Let Luiz leave, Simple. No non sense CB! Rebuild with the young guns with a few stars around them like Partey, Tierney & Auba. Add Saliba to that list to come in and challenge Holding, Gabriel & Mari.

    Bellerin can leave Soares and Chambers can fill that gap.

    1. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

      Now that’s the ticket Sean…I’ve been preaching this youth movement/veteran balance “rebuild” seemingly forever…the beauty of Mavro is that he’s played in a 3-back in Stuttgart, so we could eactually show so more tactical versatility…imagine him, Saliba and Gabs at the back, Tierney and maybe Saka on the wings, Partey, ESR and a new recruit(Bissouma) in the middle, with Auba and Marts roaming up top

      1. Mambo says:

        Means nothing with Arteta at helm, same results at end of day.

      2. ozziegunner says:

        👍

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      Luiz should stay….

      he works hard and can provide the experience needed

      Luiz can be a squad player or someone that comes in for 15mins to calm the squad and provide the leadership

      he plays well in DM

      a team needs quality and experience squad players tooo

      Saliba should go out on a loan….at 19yo he needs games to build up his experience and not constantly on the bench

    3. Atid says:

      Me and Sean are on the same page almost

      We could bring in a few quid, by selling the players that divide opinions. Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Kolasinac, Nketiah and one of Auba or Laca.

      We must be careful though to retain enough homegrown players and we must also consider the AFCON

      Goalkeepers!!! Apparently Ryan and Runarsson have not impressed Arteta, neither were his choice. With those 2 we currently have 11 on the books. I don’t think either will be here next season and also Iliev will be moved on. That will allow either okonkwo, hillson or hein to fight for the 2nd or 3rd choice, but a more experienced rival must come in to challenge Leno.

      Full backs! I would let chambers and Soares fight it out to replace Bellerin, I personally think both are an upgrade anyway. Sell Kolasinac bring in competition or more likely cover for Tierney.

      Centre backs! offer Luiz the under 23 job no need to sign any replacement as mavropanos and saliva are both upgrades.

      Holding Midfield! return ceballos, sell Xhaka, Elneny or both. Bring back Guendozi, Torreira, Willock and Maitland-Niles

      Attacking Midfield/Wingers! Sell Willian then along with the money already raised we should have enough money and room for Odegaard.

      Striker! Sell Nketiah guarantee Balogun promotion and meet his salary. Now controversially Laca and Aubameyang? If there is any remote chance of landing Haaland (odegaard link) then we must do whatever it takes by selling both. If there is no chance then we could sell one and it’s Auba that is going is going to make the most money. By selling him we could probably get a decent younger striker to freshen it up, but in balogun and Martinelli, I think we would have great options anyway, so we could keep all 4 if we just sell Nketiah.

  4. Sid says:

    One thing I like about him is his pace! He is fast on the recovery and intelligent in one on ones. Really hope he makes the grade.

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