Dinos Mavropanos is on the verge of a loan deal with Bundesliga 2 outfit Nurnberg, according to Bild.
The 22-year-old centre-back has featured just once for Arsenal this season (in the 2-2 draw with Standard Liege) and is in desperate need of first team opportunities.
Signed at the tail-end of Arsene Wenger’s time in charge on the advice of former transfer guru Sven Mislintat, the towering defender looked decent enough in his first couple of games but he has struggled for confidence since his red card at Leicester.
Various groin injuries have also stunted his progress. According to Transfermarkt, he’s been sidelined for seven months of his two years at the Emirates. While he’s played regularly in Premier League 2 it’s fair to say he doesn’t look like the answer to any of our well-documented problems in defence.
Mavropanos is due in Germany on Monday to complete a medical. The report claims there was also strong interest from Werder Bremen, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Hanover.