Arsenal seal signing of Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos

Wenger Confirms Arsenal Have Made Their First Signing Of The January Transfer Window

The January transfer window has been open since New Year's Day and it took four whole days for Arsenal to confirm their first signing of the window.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed the signing of Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina.

Arsene Wenger said on Thursday night: "He's not ready to play for us. We'll give him out on loan".

It is expected that the Greek U21 worldwide will be sent on loan to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen to gain valuable experience.

Wenger Confirms Arsenal Have Made Their First Signing Of The January Transfer Window Posted by Daniel Jenkins
Wenger Confirms Arsenal Have Made Their First Signing Of The January Transfer Window Posted by Daniel Jenkins

The 20-year-old arrives from the Greek Super League for a reported fee of £1.8m, although the Gunners are expected to loan him straight out for more game time and experience.

Mavropanos has helped his side to 10th place in the Greek first division, scoring three goals so far this season.

Nacho Monreal has been deployed as an auxiliary centre-back this season, while England Under-21 internationals Rob Holding and Calum Chambers both started Wednesday's 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

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