Arsenal have confirmed the signing of
“Young Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has signed for us,” Arsenal announced on their website.
“The 20 year-old centre-back arrives from PAS Giannina, where he has made 16 Greek Super League appearances since breaking into the first team last season.
“We’d like to welcome Konstantinos to the club and wish him well for the future.”
Konstantinos Mavropanos has signed for Arsenal. Hopefully he becomes a top defender in the years to come. Trust Mislintat on this one.. pic.twitter.com/pB3U4UzMZE
— Lets Talk Arsenal™ ⚪️ (@ltarsenal) January 4, 2018
The signing gives Gunners manager Arsene Wenger more options at centre-back, with Rob Holding and Calum Chambers starting alongside Shkodran Mustafi in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.
Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal both missed the derby through injury, while Per Mertesacker was an unused substitute.
Mavropanos is one of the first signings made by Premier League clubs this January, coming after Liverpool completed a £75m deal for Virgil van Dijk and Leicester finally secured the signature of Adrien Silva.
January could potentially be a busy month for Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez’s future at the Emirates in doubt amid links with Liverpool and Manchester City.
Mavropanos spent eight years with Apollon Smyrnis before moving to