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Konstantinos Mavropanos ‘joining Arsenal from PAS Giannina in Greece for £2.2m and will then be loaned to Werder Bremen’

Arsene Wenger looking to get some early January business under his belt with shock move for highly-rated centre-back

Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Greek wonderkid Konstantinos Mavropanos.

Gazzetta.gr claims the 20-year-old centre-back is in London and set to join from PAS Giannina in a deal worth £2.2million.

Konstantinos Mavropanos is set to join Arsenal

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Konstantinos Mavropanos is set to join Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has clearly been impressed by Mavropanos, who has scored three goals this season.


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His team are 10th in the Greek first division, and Mavropanos is rated as one of the most promising youngsters in the country.

However, the prodigy is unlikely to feature for Arsenal this season.

It’s believed he will be loaned to German side Werder Bremen for the remainder of the campaign.


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Arsene Wenger is set to make his first bit of business this month

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Arsene Wenger is set to make his first bit of business this month

Wenger does remain interested in signing an experienced centre-back though.

And the Frenchman’s top choice is believed to be Chelsea fan favourite David Luiz.

The Brazilian is out of favour at Stamford Bridge and appears to have been replaced by Andreas Christensen in defence.

However, Antonio Conte wants to keep hold of Luiz, meaning Arsenal may have to break the bank to secure his signature.

Wenger is still keen to snap up Chelsea star David Luiz

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Wenger is still keen to snap up Chelsea star David Luiz

Antonio Conte insists he wants to keep the Brazilian at Stamford Bridge

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Antonio Conte insists he wants to keep the Brazilian at Stamford Bridge

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