Unai Emery says Dinos Mavropanos can learn from Sokratis as he looks to establish himself as an Arsenal regular.
The young Greek centre-back has been handed two Premier League starts in a row but only made it to half time in both the win over Watford and the defeat to Crystal Palace.
Mavropanos was signed from homeland side PAS Giannina in January 2018 and made three appearances at the tail-end of Arsene Wenger’s time at the club. He had been tipped to challenge our established defenders this campaign but a groin injury kept him sidelined for several months.
Ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Wolves, Emery praised the 21-year-old’s mentality and urged him to take note of his compatriot.
“Papa [Sokratis] is close to Mavropanos and I think he is a good example and can tell him about his experiences to use for him to grow up and improve,” said the Spaniard.
“Mavropanos I think he has a big mentality, his mindset was every day to work to improve his fitness and every training session he showed us what we wanted.
“We want to give him the opportunity to train and sometimes to play because I think he has a good future.
“He started playing last year and started with us in pre-season but after he was injured. He had a lot of time out of the team and now he is training consistently and played at Watford and Palace and for the last matches we can use him to help us with some big performances.”