[Tweets] ‘Forget Mustafi’ – Arsenal Fans React To Mavropanos’ Debut Against Man Utd

By on April 29, 2018

Arsenal fans have been praising the performance of Konstantinos Mavropanos after he made an impressive debut during their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United this afternoon.

Mavropanos joined Arsenal from PAS Giannina during the January transfer window and has been impressing coaches with his performances for the Under-23 development side in recent months.

The 20-year-old has been regularly training with the first team and was surprisingly called-up by Wenger for Arsenal trip to Old Trafford this afternoon.

With the Gunners resting Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid, it was assumed Rob Holding would start against United.

However, Wenger sprang another surprise by handing Mavropanos his full debut as the young Greek Under-21 international lined-up alongside Calum Chambers in what was a youthful Arsenal side.

The defender certainly wasn’t overawed by the occasion as he put-in an excellent performance with Mavropanos more than holding his own against the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

The Arsenal fans liked what they saw as they’ve been praising the young defender on Twitter with some even suggesting he’s done enough to displace Shkodran Mustafi from the starting eleven on a permanent basis.

I doubt Wenger is ready to risk Mavropanos against Madrid, despite his impressive display today, but the youngster certainly looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Here’s what the Arsenal fans have been saying about Mavropanos:

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