Mislintat confirms double option to sign Mavropanos

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Sven Mislintat has confirmed that Stuttgart have an obligation to buy Dinos Mavropanos from Arsenal for €3 million if they avoid relegation and an option to sign the Greek defender if they don’t.

As things stand, the Mercedes Benz outfit are looking relatively comfortable in mid-table of the Bundesliga and Dinos, who Mislintat helped sign for the Gunners during his brief spell at London Colney, is winning plaudits.

The 23-year-old made 22 appearances for Stuttgart in last season’s year-long loan and has already scored three goals in eight games since renewing terms in the summer.

On top of the €500,000 loan fee, Mislintat said of a future deal for Mavropanos: “We have an obligatory purchase option of €3 million if we remain in the league. There’s also an option if we get relegated. In both instances, we have the opportunity to take him. I think it’s relatively clear what will happen with him.”

Mavropanos isn’t the only Arsenal player teetering on a permanent exit. Marseille also have an obligatory €10 million purchase option should Matteo Guendouzi hit some low bar targets at the Stade Velodrome this season.

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matt keeler

Would prefer Holding and Mari to leave next summer, to be replaced by Saliba and Mavropanos.

Johnny 4 Hats

100% this! I know that Mari is backup, but can he really be trusted? Real shame about Mavropanos. It seems bizarre to recruit solid talent and then let them go for peanuts. What a confused mess that post Wenger Arsenal was.

Nketibag

Agree. This is gutting. I always liked Dinos and think he is perfect for the premier league. Big, fast and doesn’t get pushed around. He’s got all the attributes and a lot of character by the looks of it. For him to go for 3million is an absolute insult. He should be re-integrated here next season. He’s bossing it on loan and I’ve got no idea what more he can do. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he’s is at a CL club within 2 years. I have the feeling Sven is doing us over here, his way of… Read more »

Johnny 4 Hats

I would absolutely love to see what Sven would have come up with if he’d been in charge of this recent £150m rebuild.

Obviously I’m very happy with the players we bought. But I bet Sven would have loved a project like that.

Nketibag

Exactly. I look back to 2017 as Wenger was coming to the end and I saw Dortmund as exactly the team we should follow. We had to get either Mislintat or Tuchel from them. We got Sven, but didn’t give him any money or time, and a dysfunctional setup where rat Gazidis jumped ship at the first opportunity. He had pennies to spend yet still did a decent job in my opinion. People are talking about Arteta’s ‘project.’ But in reality Arteta IS the project. The club are banking on him being as good as advertised. Where this plan comes… Read more »

Johnny 4 Hats

Yeah, I agree. Great post. A lot of eggs in the Mikel basket.

I’m not sure how many managers would take on a project like this were Arteta to be let go.

We’d have to go for a Potter or a Viera or, to be fair, Frank at Brentford must be a consideration. Imagine playing football like that.

I’d also be surprised if our scouts weren’t seriously looking at Toney. 25. Hold up play exceptional. Great finisher. Strong. Athletic.

I digress… But he looks fucking awesome.

Crash Fistfight

The ‘rat’ Gazidis was the bloke who appointed Sven, so give him some credit. I think the main problem was having two people with seemingly polar-opposite approaches at the club, in Sven and Raul – it always seemed like a strange combination. It’s fashionable (on this site at least – I think because Andrew thinks this way) to hate on Ivan Gazidis, but whilst we’ve tumbled down the table and spent £150m on players for a rookie coach who did nothing to justify that investment, Gazidis has been as Milan, who have jumped up the table and into the CL… Read more »

thw14

I was very enthusiastic about him joining as well, and thought Auba and Mkhi were sound decisions, even if they didn’t work out quite as we’d hoped. But Sokratis and Torreira were dubious decisions. Not bad players at all, but respectively – a misdiagnosis of what the defense needed at that point, and a polar opposite idea from the manager as to what was needed in central midfield (Emery requested Nzonzi as a budget option and would’ve been ecstatic to have a 25 year old Partey, I think). Still puzzling that Arsenal and Mislintat didn’t work – maybe a case… Read more »

Crash Fistfight

I disagree on both. Torreira did well at first but could never settle. Even then, that was after being changed into a ‘false 10’ by Emery and getting a broken ankle after a few games for Arteta.

Sokratis was a decent defender but after Emery left, Arteta preferred CBs who could hit a 50 yard pass every now and then to ones who could actually defend.

BillyKrystal

Really? You always liked Dino? Curious where you developed this affection. Was it the one game he played for us where he was horrifyingly out of his depth? I’m not blaming him, he barely got played. I assumed his one scary appearance was the end of it and we’d all moved on. Apparently not!

Johnny 4 Hats

I had my eyes tested last week and the optician assured me my hindsight was still 20 20. So don’t bring that trash round my house Billy boy.

lessthanthesumoftheirparts

Funny that, apart from his red against Leicester, I thought he was excellent for a 19 y/o CB in this league.

Cranky Colin

Actually he played the ball around nicely v Man U if I remember …… at 19 …….surely he was worth a few more games at a slightly older age?

A Different George

FFS, we saw him once or twice, with very mixed performances–certainly nothing to really convince anyone he could someday play regularly in the Prem. Professional football coaches saw him every day in training and decided he probably could not. Now, they could be wrong, and you could be right–but that would just be pure luck, not based on any actual information.

adriano

So you fully trust the opinion of Unai Emery and his coaching staff on our young players? k…

adriano

Wenger loved him

adriano

I think anyone with affection for Dino did not develop it from that one game. Your point is missed, because he has impressed countless times before and since, and now he’s doing it very consistently.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

What’s confusing is the ratio of upvotes to downvotes. I’m assuming the majority of people agree with you about Mari.
It’s just a few months ago that so many here thought Mari was a top quality defender, and better than Gabriel

Johnny 4 Hats

Mari played well last season while Gabriel’s form was struggling. So yeah, Mari was preferred understandably. But I think ceiling wise, everyone expected Gabriel to usurp Mari eventually.

Mari’s performances this season have left a lot to be desired. And that’s an understatement. I think as a fan you are allowed to update your opinion.

But too many of us get stuck with an opinion we refuse to shift. That’s why Xhaka can perform really well over a 10 month period but still be considered shit by large swathes of the fan base.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Johnny, take that linked comment for example, not many people were defending Gabriel through his rough patch. How do you know the majority expected him to usurp Mari eventually. A guess maybe?

A 10 month period is a full season.
Please tell me a season, any season where Granit Xhaka has played consistently well throughout, without letting the team down.

Johnny 4 Hats

Well I think the £27m young defender who had courted some big clubs is probably going to eventually come good as apposed to the middle aged career defender. But even if that wasn’t the case, isn’t it ok to go “wow, Mari actually looks way better than Gabriel” only for this to be disproven some months later. And maybe, just maybe, it’ll swing back. Maybe Gab will have a really tough time and Mari will come back looking great. How the hell should we know? We don’t see them in training and we certainly can’t predict the future. Xhaka has… Read more »

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Johnny, you still haven’t really answered either of my two questions. Let’s say you believed in Gabriel all along, fine, lovely stuff. Yes, you can have an opinion of football players and change your mind, months later. I asked though, how did you know that most of Gabriel’s doubters here, know that he would come good and reclaim the centre back spot from Mari, seeing that nobody actually said so, and most were saying that Mari is the superior defender? Remember, form and ability are two different things, and everybody was talking about ability. I don’t know if it’s football… Read more »

Johnny 4 Hats

D’you know, you might be right. But I just think that’s the nature of the sport. I have huge respect for Andrew and James and their opinions, but if we lose the podcast becomes “oh god, we actually are shit” and if we win it’s quite the opposite. Pundits do it too after every game. The winning team gets glorified and the loser gets their name dragged through the muck. Even if it’s a tight game. Don’t tell me I couldn’t find a post from you about Ramsdale being a waste of money. We all got that one wrong. It’s… Read more »

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Pundits are idiots, that don’t know as much as they think they do, who I rarely listen to. Example, do you remember when every pundit and journalist said leading up to the 06 world cup, that England had the worlds best midfield? Then they couldn’t put 5 passes together against Trinidad and Tobago. We support the club, not the pundits. We watch every game, while some pundits don’t. We are better judges of who we have, than any pundit, so they can change from game to game. It’s all good calling a bad performance what it is, but a few… Read more »

adriano

So you think we shoudl just swing our opinions of players game to game, depeding on how they’re playing? Is that how you live your life?

adriano

Can you describe Gabriel’s rough patch? I’m not aware of it, but I see a few people bringing it up

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

When he returned from his spell out with covid, he was in and out of the team and wasn’t at the level of his first 3 months, when he did play.

adriano

Can you explain how Gabriel struggled? I don’t remember him struggling at all relative to Mari

Reiss Neverseen vs the DicTeta

https://arseblog.news/2021/08/saliba-i-pushed-for-marseille-move/#comment-1353607

Once again, despite the numerous dislikes, you’re absolutely spot on. Just look at this comment. Don’t worry though, if Arteta benches Gabriel again, the same sentiment will return.

Johnny 4 Hats

It’s so cool how you do that. How do you link to other comments on other articles?

Also, I want it noted how damn funny I was being in this Saliba article.

God I hate myself.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

I didn’t know you could do that.
I don’t know how you did that.
It’s amazing what can be done on the internet (yes I’m easily amazed).

I’m who you want in your corner, I’ll have your back even if it means going against the masses.
I bet Jackie and everyone who agreed with him are loving Gabriel now, and would be outraged if Mari started in place of him against Palace.

Numerous dislikes incoming😉

Johnny 4 Hats

Oh, I think I’ve worked it out. You press the little linking chain thing to the right of the top of your comment and then press comment and it should copy a link for you. Then you just press paste. Modern technology hey?! (I bet we are both over 35 Thierry!)

https://arseblog.news/2021/10/mislintat-confirms-double-option-to-sign-mavropanos/#comment-1371820

Yup. That’s it!

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

I had to read this twice to enable it to process and have it register……yes I’m over 35

adriano

f anyone was convinced he was better than Gabriel then we shouldn’t take that person’s opinion seriously

Hank Scorpio

Interestingly Mavropanos had by far the best defensive stats of all of our current central defensive options last season.

Hank Scorpio

Just to clarify, that’s overall and not for every single type of defensive stat. He’s the best aerially (70%), made the most interceptions per 90 minutes by far, made the most tackles per 90 minutes (though middling for tackle success %). The lowest passing rate of the CBs but ambitious with his passing & looks like he’s comfortable with both feet. I think those couple of years with chronic injury lowered his confidence and set him back.

Daveo

He was really impressive in Germany last year. 3.5million euros is a crazy low sale.

goonshow

Exactly one tenth what we paid for Mustuffup… gutted!!!

Heavenly Chapecoense

Plus 3 goals in 8 games. Can he replace Auba?

Mpls

Sample size and opposition are probably two things that come into play here..

Hank Scorpio

He played 28 games and in the Bundesliga. I didn’t suggest he was our best central defender but I wouldn’t be dismissive of him either.

UzesGooner

Yep!

Jeremy Hus

Here’s to rooting that Stuttgart tank the season and he returns … I think Arsenal needs one of Saliba or Mavro to return (as a Holding/Mari upgrade) … but both relationships are teetering (Saliba mishandled and unlikely to sign an extension, Mavro sent on loan for 57 seasons) … so i consider them both lottery options now and im just hoping one of the numbers can work out

Neverodd

Saliba has zero pace. I’ve got a feeling he’ll be too slow for the prem. His own fitness trainer said he’s having trouble with players with pace. In all his games for our u23s he only kept one clean sheet. This could simply be because he has the pace of Mertesacker but with less physical prowess.

Hank Scorpio

That’s simply not true. The trainer said that when he started working with Saliba he wasn’t as quick as the smaller players but that he’d improved with training. The trainer also praised him and having previously worked with VVD could see parallels between the two.
https://www.football365.com/news/i-thought-of-van-dijk-fitness-coach-heaps-praise-on-saliba

PEA14

Thanks for the link
Otherwise will just be running off some quoted comments taken out of context

Jean Ralphio

Holding and Mari are ok as a back up. Saliba or Mavrapanos won’t stick around on the bench.

Arsenalfanthem

I like Holding, would like to keep him around. Mari is a severe downgrade when we don’t have Gabriel so I think we definitely need another backup left sided defender.

Okester

What are these “low bar” Guendouzi targets? Getting sent off no more than three times? Not bragging about his wages to rival players? Not insta posts of his holidays after the club win something..?

Gunteta

Getting his hair bouncier than David Luiz’s

Goo-nerd

The Guendouzi antipathy on this site is comical. But the joke’s clearly on us – he’s laughing his way into the French national squad.

Reiss Neverseen vs the DicTeta

Pretty much, you’d think Guendouzi insulted the fans or something. He’s gradually getting his career back on track and was entrusted with the captain’s armband recently at Marseille.

Half the fans on this site instantly disregard any player Arteta has exiled to his “football gulag”. The antipathy gets even worse if Mikel has had a personal feud with the player.

Then they’ll turn around and tell you to “support the team”😁😁😁. I would understand if we were getting results and the exiled players were stinking it up on loan. But it’s almost the complete opposite😁

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

I’ll take Guendouzi over a certain midfielder we have, any day

Hank Scorpio

In the meantime we have 4 years of Xhaka.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

That sounds like a dig at our Granit.
You can’t do that here

Clock End 20

He’s a complete arse and we’re well shot of him, don’t need his type stinking up the dressing room.

Sambi is younger and already has a senior cap for Belgium, doesn’t get sent off every other game and most importantly doesn’t piss off everyone he meets. 10m for Guendouzi is great business.

SarcasmB0T

He’s a complete arse, yes, but he always fought on the pitch.

The issue with that dressing room was that it was full of comfortable players who couldn’t be bothered.

I’ll take a Guendouzi over a Mustafi any day.

bob

No, he didn’t. He chose to be fine with Maupay after he injured Leno. He only decided to act out like a petulant child, mocking his wages, after the game. He didn’t show any of that fight to affect the result. Also, the choice isn’t between Matteo and Mustafi. For the role, a more accurate comparison is with Sambi, who has shown so far that he has as at least as much potential as Matteo, but without the teenage angst. At literally every club Matteo has caused problems, not friction or competetiveness that raises the squad’s level, but actual problems.… Read more »

Goo-nerd

Wow, so much to unpack here. Go back and watch the Brighton game. Guendouzi made a significant impact after coming on, and we initially went ahead because of it. Wenger was able to get the best out of Nasri and turn a 7m investment into a 24m fee, even though Nasri was and remains an utter cunt. Read Walcott’s autobiography and you’ll see Guendouzi barely holds a candle. Le Prof was able to make the best out of that situation because his ego and standing in the game wasn’t threatened by a 19 year-old. Arteta is early in his tenure… Read more »

Riku

But , What did the other players do on or off the pitch for their team mate Leno?!
Nothing
They Couldn’t care or be bothered !

Okester

Saying you’ll take Guendouzi over Mustafi is like saying you’d prefer a shit sandwich with wholemeal bread rather than granary ( granary all day long people – the tastier choice).

goonshow

You’re deluded – he was a petulant prick on and off the field. Chose the wrong on-field battles and couldn’t keep his mouth shut off it.
It was always ALL about him… hence the pathetic attempt at humour with his holiday snaps.
Has no place in an Arsenal shirt.

Goo-nerd

Le Prof would’ve gotten him onside. Arteta choses his favorites and the ones he wants to make examples of: endless patience for Kia klients, with Willian jet-setting off to Dubai and Cedric going missing during games; Auba showing up late. On the other hand, shipping out Saliba two seasons in a row with nary an explanation to the fans. In the States we have an expression for that type of fella – a “kiss-up, kick-down guy.” Hopefully Arteta can grow up faster than Guendouzi because this club has always about taking chances on young talent, and not every talented kid… Read more »

ChickPEA

Believe me, as a French, he’s far from a starting spot there. Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot, Tolisso are at east ahead of him.

He might turn out to be a good player one day, but I’m much more comfortable with Sambi in our situation – good player too, and a much better mindset.

A Different George

I agree with you about Guendouzi, but in fairness, Pogba, Kante, Rabiot, is the best midfield in the world.

SarcasmB0T

I can’t for the life of me understand why fans of this football club think that Guendouzi bragging about his wages to a scumbag who’d just injured one of our players was a bad thing.

The bad thing was that nobody else felt it appropriate to exchange a few choice words with said scumbag.

Clock End 20

Whatever your views on the Maupay thing, it’s not just that one incident is it? He’s fallen out with teammates, opponents, managers, backroom staff, the tea lady (probably) – that’s not leadership or commitment or fight, that’s just being a c*nt.

AND he’s not even that good. No thanks, not what we need.

The Beast

What does bragging about your wages have to do with defending a teammate?

That could be partly why many supporters have no time for Guendouzi? That and the fact we have better midfielders that aren’t dicks.

SarcasmB0T

We have one who most likely is.

Again, I don’t mind him bragging about his wages. Anything to get under Maupay’s skin is all right with me.

Was it childish? Sure, but he was like 19 at the time.

The Beast

Im curious, which one of our current midfielders chucked their toys out the pram, bragging about their wages to an opposition player (who deserved to be on the winning side that day) then proceeded to grab him by the neck, all because they weren’t mature enough to deal with dropping points.

Xhaka can be a walking red, no doubt. He can be clumsy, make the wrong decision, even aggressive to the opposition when defending himself or a teammate but when have you ever heard a manager, teammate or even any other professional complain about his attitude?

SarcasmB0t

It wasn’t his toy to be chucked out of the pram.
It was the captain’s armband which represents the club.

You may think bragging about one’s wages is worse than disrespecting the club and insulting its fans.
I don’t.

And I’ve heard that Thierry refuses to watch Arsenal games if Xhaka’s the captain.

And more to your point, if we agree that he’s a walking red and prone to making wrong decisions, what does it say about his manager and teammates that they are fine with that?

The Beast

So, to be clear, you can’t name a single current arsenal midfielder that’s behaved in the same way as Guendouzi. Cool.

And, to your point, I can name at the very least 2 managers from different clubs that complained about Guendouzi’s attitude, yet not a single person in the sport that has complained about Xhaka’s. To me that says ppl that work with Guendouzi think he’s a prick & the ppl that work with Xhaka don’t.

Alan Sunderland

Give it a fucking rest, you’ve never set foot inside highbury or the Emirates. If I was xhaka and I ever ever met you I would bate th

goonshow

We’re a football club, not a secondary school life-skills class.

C’mon Now

TGSTEL 52?

SMH

I was on his side, as we didn’t have anyone who will fight for the team. However when he go bragging about wages, no one would have supported him, not even his teammates. Its just childish of him to do that, its not like the players at BHA are under 23s like him. They could have been like him, highly rated at his level, but never made it further. Recently all the reports are of him mouthing of to others. 1 thing is about fight, another is to be prick. The difference is just a thin line. We all hated… Read more »

SarcasmB0T

Guendouzi usually performed.

I don’t particularly care about him mouthing off to others. We all liked when Ramsdale recently told some prick to fuck off, why is this different?

DB10's Air Miles

Are you really that confused about what the problem is with these two examples? Ramsdale told someone to fuck off, he wasn’t so crass to bring financial privilege into it! And, as others haves already said, he’s had attitude problems everywhere he’s gone and to the point where managers have publicly called him out on it too. That, not his ability or potential, is precisely why we could only get a low fee for him.

Hurensohn

Honestly, if you think telling some opposition prick you make more money than him is a problem I’m not sure football is for you. There will be far more childish, more embarrassing and crass things said in every game.

I’m not bothered dozy is gone but I couldn’t give a shit what he said to piss off the opposition after a game.

DB10's Air Miles

Yes I do as it shows a distinct lack of class.
I’m no snowflake but I would rather he call him a cunt than bring the geezers wages into it.
Feel free to let me know what other activities you feel may or may not be for me by the way, I’d be lost without you. 😂

A Different George

I have mixed feelings about Guendouzi, but I think that for you it’s just another stick to beat Arteta with. It’s hard to take anything you say about a player seriously, if it’s all based on your attitude towards Arteta.

goonshow

I didn’t hate Roy Keane.

I fucking loathed the boorish cunt!

Alan Sunderland

Good player though, guendouzi not so much.

Reiss Neverseen vs the DicTeta

It’s due to Arteta’s successful character assassination of out of favour players. We’ve already seen this playbook before. Most of these fans are old enough to remember the things Keown said to United players and Henry said to Sp*rs players during the 2003-04 season. This is just fake moral panic in full display. Douzi’s has had childish moments here at Arsenal but never malicious. What is malicious, however, is a player deliberately putting your GK in a stretcher. It seems some of our fans would rather side with the latter just because the former fell out of favour with a… Read more »

arseblog

Enough with the ‘Cult of Arteta’ stuff. It’s divisive nonsense, like AKB and WOB re: Wenger and we didn’t allow that here. Also, where did Arteta assassinate the character of any of out of favour players? If you can provide links to those quotes, that would be very helpful.

Btw, Guendouzi didn’t get binned because he was a bit mouthy on the pitch against Brighton, there was a lot more to it than that, he was given chances to apologise and didn’t.

SteveMorrowsCollarBone

Thank you. This! It wasn’t that Guendozi did what he did. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s that he didn’t admit them and apologizes. Arguing the toss over what he did and didn’t do is pointless because it’s how you react that is important. Auba, Xhaka and others demonstrated maturity which meant they could regain trust. Guen didn’t so he’s now out.

Reiss Neverseen vs the DicTeta

It’s not a cult of personality, yet 9 out 10 Arsenal journalists are in overdrive mode trying to defend and sugarcoat what has been a shambolic performance by the manager. Meanwhile, the club itself was caught using fake social media accounts to control the narrative in an open Q&A session with Mikel. It’s divisive nonsense, yet any legitimate criticism of Arteta has been essentially shadow-banned on a multitude of Arsenal-centric platforms. Here are some of the quotes you requested: Pepe – “We can help him as much as we want but he needs to have the right mindset and consistency… Read more »

arseblog

I mean, most of this is nonsense. I’ve never seen people fawing over our football under Arteta. I don’t know how you say criticism is ‘shadow banned’ when you can’t possibly know that, and even in the comments section here there is substantial criticism of Arteta. Stuff like ‘DicTetaball’ is stupid. We didn’t get dominated by Burnley. I would like Arteta to succeed because it means Arsenal succeed. If he doesn’t, I’ll be as honest as I always am about what I think. Nobody is saying he is doing everything right, least of all me, and of course he has… Read more »

Reiss Neverseen vs the DicTeta

I mean, most of this is nonsense. If it’s nonsense, then it’s nonsense the manager himself has said. I’ve never seen people fawing over our football under Arteta. Sorry but I just find this hard to believe. I don’t know how you say criticism is ‘shadow banned’ when you can’t possibly know that, and even in the comments section here there is substantial criticism of Arteta. I don’t need to have access to your backend or database to see an obvious pattern. Judging by the timestamp of some comments and when they actually appear, there’s a good chance that users… Read more »

The Beast

Are any of those examples of character assassination? Seems pretty mundane to me but I suppose we all have different levels of sensitivity. You also missed a bit of that quote about Pepe: “He needed a period of adaptation and that is gone now. So we cannot rely on adaptation again, now it is about performance and he can do it. He has got the players to support him, a manager that trusts him, he has got all the staff that are willing to help him and all the team-mates who really like him because he is a really likeable… Read more »

Reiss Neverseen vs the DicTeta

Are any of those examples of character assassination? Seems pretty mundane to me but I suppose we all have different levels of sensitivity. You’re absolutely spot on. We do have different levels of sensitivity. I think two players trash-talking each other is a pretty mundane event in the world of football. You, on the other hand, seemingly equate it to an offence worthy of jail-time. I suppose when you consider the manager to be infallible, publicly deeming our players as unapt is probably seen as character building by you. You also missed a bit of that quote about Pepe: That… Read more »

Alan Sunderland

If Guendouzi’s such a good player, why didn’t anyone else want him.

Hank Scorpio

Same applies to Xhaka and we’ve got him for four years.

Alan Sunderland

What’s xhaka got to do with guendouzi?

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

When a Chelsea or Liverpool youngster does well out on loan, either abroad or a lower league, they get sold for about £20m.

When it’s one of our youngsters, we’ll be lucky to get lunch money

Alan Sunderland

They both handle the contracts better. We always seem to be selling from a position of weakness with the contract running down. They seem to be able to have their young players on longer contracts for less money.

Biff

Looks like his career is really moving in the right direction. Starts every game in the Bundesliga. Geeek international. That doesn’t necessarily mean he is going to be good enough for Arsenal, but it does mean selling him for 3 million € is a very poor deal.

Biff

Greek, not geek. Although he might be that too.

Hank Scorpio

I believe he’s the one yelling ‘Lightning bolt’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ekugPKqFw

Sussexfan

Look at this week’s Bundesliga highlights, the £3 million rated central defender started his solo run about the hallway line, held off a couple of opposition defenders before guiding a left footed shot inside the post, a superb goal. He’s had a wonderful start to his season. I am no great fan of him but £3 million, typical of Arsenal’s outgoing transfer results!

Hurensohn

“obligatory purchase option” is a paradox. Watch us get less than the comically low €3m he’s quoting here.

Cranky Colin

TBH, I think this is a disgrace to lose Dino.
Never got his chance at the Arse.
Looked like a player but he’s been let go……there’s a parallel with Gnabry here.
While we fart around with Luiz/Mari/ Chambo (hate to stay it) and Rob ( hate to say it again).

Jordan

Go on mate say it, Chambers has more lives than a cat at Arsenal. His flaws were obvious from the beginning and will always be there.
The lad Dino has great potential and a high ceiling. He was one of those statistics based transfers- he has height, athleticism, pace and literally came from nowhere to Greek 2nd Division additionally it’s becoming clear he seemingly plays with a desire and an increasing confidence.
He just needed time and patience.
At least there was no obligation to buy clause in the popular William Saliba in his loan to Marseille.

Cranky Colin

Bollocks….I forgot bout Mustafi as well

Jordan

A cup of tea as Paul Merson would say

Jordan

He’ll be on Dortmund’s radar after he makes the move permanent to Stuttgart.

Goonerderhair

Isn’t there a significant difference between an “obligation” to buy and a “right” or an “option” to buy. An “obligation” confers a power to the seller, which may or may not choose to exercise it. On the other hand, an “option” would give control to the buyer. If I’m correct, and the terms of Arsenal’s contract with Stuttgart concerning Mavropanos do use these terms, could it be that the German club only has a right to purchase the player if they are relegated to the 2nd division. If they stay up, wouldn’t Arsenal just have the right to release them… Read more »

adriano

10m is so sad for Guendouzi…

Gabigol

Is there a huge sell on clause from when we bought him, hence the low price? And is there a huge sell on clause we passed onto Stuttgart?

Selling him at a loss on the 6m we spent on him is a little strange considering his performances in a top league and his age