Konstantinos Mavropanos to leave Arsenal on loan with medical scheduled for Monday

first_imgAdvertisement The Greek defender is one of a number of players who could leave this month (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have decided to loan out young defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, with the Greek centre-back scheduled to undergo a medical with FC Nurnberg on Monday.The 22-year-old has predominantly featured for the Under-23s this season, though made the bench in Mikel Arteta’s first two Premier League matches in charge and played 90 minutes against Standard Liege in the Europa League.However, Arsenal are well stocked in central defence – with Mavropanos effectively sixth choice – and are keen for him to get game time elsewhere. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Jan 2020 12:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kSharescenter_img The Greek defender’s last appearance was against Standard Liege in December (Picture: Getty)Mavropanos was one of the final signings made under Arsene Wenger’s reign in charge of Arsenal, though he was unearthed by ex-head of recruitment Mislintat.He has often impressed when given cameos, though has featured just seven times in the Premier League and the Gunners are keen for him to get more consistent, regular game time elsewhere before returning to the club.January promises to be a busy window for Arsenal, who are also on the verge of loaning out both Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith-Rowe.MORE: Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang breaks silence after red card against Crystal PalaceMORE: Mikel Arteta plans to play Dani Ceballos in an advanced role for ArsenalMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal will loan out Mavropanos but still believe he has a big future (Picture: Getty)According to German publication Bild, Nurnberg have won the race to land the defender ahead of Werder Bremen, Dusseldorf and Hanover and he will have a medical and pen terms on Monday.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTInterestingly, Stuttgart also made an approach which would have been led by director of football Sven Mislintat, who previously worked for the Gunners and was responsible for signing Mavropanos back in 2018.The young defender’s move should be announced at the start of the week and he will then join up with Nurnberg’s squad in their warm-weather training camp in Marbella.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAlthough Mavropanos has been allowed to leave the Emirates by Arteta, he is still well liked at the club and they rejected any suggestion of including a purchase option in the loan.Nurnberg sporting director Robert Palikuca revealed on Saturday that the club had agreed a ‘short-term agreement’ for a defensive player but did not want to name him until the deal had been signed off. Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos to have medical with FC Nurnberg ahead of loan movelast_img

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