Sporting Director opens up after Arsenal deal is officially signed, sealed and announced!
Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has completed a loan move to Nurnberg, and the Germans are delighted with the deal.
The Bundesliga 2 strugglers won the race to land Mavropanos ahead of Werder Bremen, Dusseldorf and Hanover in an unusual move for the north Londoners.
The Germans tried to sign the Greek ace in the summer but the 22-year-old was still injured and needed more time to regain full fitness.
Sporting director Robert Palikuca said: ”We had already aimed for a loan in the summer. Due to the rehab after his injury, it would not have made sense six months ago.
Sporting director Robert Palikuca said on the Daily Express website: ”We had already aimed for a loan in the summer. Due to the rehab after his injury, it would not have made sense six months ago.
“We would like to expressly thank Arsenal for the good exchange and the trust that the club has placed in us.”
Whether he has any long-term future at the club is also debatable. The Greek started brightly upon joining two years ago but spent seven months in total out injured since then and When he did play, he looked like a deer lost in the headlights.
The Gunners have a brilliant academy that has seen so many young talents shine, but this lad needed to get away this season as he is now coming to that age that he needs to seriously think whether or not he needs a permanent move away.
If Arsenal do believe that he can give the side something in the future, then great, have a go, but if not, then he needs to follow this move up with a permanent switch away or he may never fulfil the potential that many placed on his young shoulders.
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