Wenger decided to hold back the Greek defender
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger changed his plans and decided that he would not rent another club, the new Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos. Originally, the Frenchman said the 20-year-old is still not ready to play for Arsenal and will be handed over to a Bundesliga team, most likely Werder (Bremen). In just a week, however, Mavropanos impressed Wenger and the manager decided to leave him on the team.
“I want to keep him at least until May to get to know him better and to find out exactly what level he is.” What he showed at the training was encouraging and I decided to leave it until May, “Wenger said.
Mavropanos, who was paid about 2 million pounds for PAS Ioannina, was on the bench during the first semi-finals of the League Cup against Chelsea.