Report: Nurnberg to take Mavropanos on loan

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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.

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Arsemusic

Just what he needs, playing regularly and gaining experience. He has potential and with a good loan he might just make it. I hope he come back fitter and ready to challenge.

Gooner Sam

Agreed although I would be happier if they were a Bundesliga outfit

DaDude

Nürnberg is the worst of the German teams mentioned here (according to their league position), but I suppose we expect the most playing time for him there.
Nor sure if for example Werder would have the need to use him alot, so better get 10-15 games / starts for Nürnberg, than 3 in the Bundesliga for Bremen.

PeteyB

maybe if they are performing poorly there will be plenty of defending to do…

IamsterdamGooner

Took the words right of my fingertips! I think defenders should always go to a team struggling and where there will loads of defending to do. Attackers (somewhat midfielders) to a team where they have most of the ball and create considerable chances. If that makes any sense… Nurnberg in this case would be a good loan choice for a defender, not much for a attacker. Hope he can go there and claim a starting place for the rest of the season and come back to pre-season confident and motivated. Because I think there’s a very good defender to be… Read more »

Anders Limpar

So would they.

Guendouzi Oueddei

I feel like we never really gave this guy enough run of games to prove himself. He looks like a good defender, he’s tall and physical and is good in the ball. Both Wenger and Emery could have gave him a shot especially at the time our defense was in a mess. Injuries did contribute to his lack of game time but the mangers never gave him the confidence that he can make it here.. Hopefully a loan move will turn things around and he could be in the squad next season with with with Saliba, Luiz, Holding and Chambers,… Read more »

Crazy gunner

He looked really good in the first few games but looked very nervous every time he played after his injury….and somehow the nerves transmitted to the team

A good loan move to just play is what the needs l believe all the ingredients are there to be a really good defender in this lad fast strong aggressive good in the air and can play but he needs composure l believe he has a higher ceiling than Chambers but will he achieve that ceiling ? Only time will tell…l hope he smashes it away on loan …

Billy Bob

Perhaps we should keep Eddie now that Auba is injured and Laca struggling?

Duno

Auba injured? Thought it was just suspension?

Vonnie

I think he was too young and inexperienced to play in a defence that was so unsettled and exposed, and Arsene was the one who decided to keep him with the first team instead of getting him up to speed with the u23s and then loaning him out. The injuries didn’t help him, but there’s something about him that I like. Sometimes you have to go back a bit to get ahead and I think a loan to a second tier team in Germany is about right, he should be able to get plenty of game time and get his… Read more »

SharpasFc

Good news…he’s needed a loan for so long. I think we’ve totally overhyped the poor kid and in reality he has never been at the level we need, not because he doesn’t have potential but because he’s been thrown in at the deep end. I wish him all the best and hope he can improve enough to be a good squad player for us.

Leon

This will be a perfect move for him, although as a permanent move and not simply a loan.
Arsenal are carrying far too many players that simply are not good enough for the first team – Mavrapanos is one of them.
As a manager you want strength in every position and Arsenal are lacking it in so many areas.
People won’t like it but I would say there are perhaps six players at the club who are good enough to play for Arsenal.
The rest are just a wage drain and need to be moved on…

Pakgooner

Who are the six players Leon?

Vonnie

He’s 20 years old for fuck’s sake, that’s very young for a defender, give him a chance. You’re probably one of those who’ll be writing off Saliba if he fails to morph into van dyke overnight at 21 years of age when he gets here. You’re a right misery,one of the consistently negative people on this site.

JamesGodwinson

Mavropanos, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Mustafi and even Guendouzi are players Arsenal need to get rid of in order to make rooms for certain players to come in.
We are having many mediocrities with some have huge wage bills.

Edu needs to sort things very soon. I still remember Klopp first season and it was a completely mess! But somehow their sporting director Michael Edwards managed to sell many deadwoods and bring in many excellent signings.

Rich

Guendouzi will come good , he’s still just 20. Players don’t mature physically until 22-24. Ndidi was signed for £17million in the January, had 2 seasons of inconsistency, then started to find a bit of form, turned 22, and physically he went up a few levels, he’s now worth £60+ million. Guendouzi cost £7million at 19, off the back of 1 season in league 2, if you want to sign the 22-23yr old version? With a few years of Pl experience? Then times that amount by at least 10. These are the types of signing Dortmund get praised for all… Read more »

Dawdler

100% in agreement, Rich.

Venga bus

I think the lad mite make it.
Best wishes

Santori

Fans like to imagine certain players as better than they are and some worse then the are. Point in case Mavropanos. Never quite convincing for me but some fans preferred to overlook issues. He is better off going on strong loan and happy to see him have an opportunity now. Too many fans prefer to see mistakes in Mustafi or Granit without giving due heed to others who misplace a same amount of poor passes in a game like Holding against Leeds. Or imagine certain players should inexplicably be kept on like Elneny, Jenkinson or Mhkitaryan before more useful players… Read more »

baz00r

Providing he is playing week in week out then it’s a good move. I’m really sick of our loanees not getting game time, which is the whole dam point of a loan in the first place.

Let’s he how it goes and if it works out well we have the option to re-integrate him back into the squad or sell him. A successful loan spell can only be good both for development and the value of the player.

Teryima Adi

Wishing him all the best.