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Arsenal Sign Young Greek Defender Mavropanos

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Arsenal have completed the signing of centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina for a fee in the region of £1.8 million.

The 20-year-old broke into the Super League side’s first-team towards the end of the season before cementing his place in the starting XI this term, but has already attracted interest from Greek giants Olympiakos and the Premier League side.

Speaking after Wednesday’s clash against Chelsea, however, Arsene Wenger confirmed Mavropanos was north London-bound, although fans may have to wait to see him in the first team.

“Yes [the signing is complete], but he’s not ready to play,” Wenger said of Mavropanos’ impending arrival following Wednesday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Chelsea.

“He will go out on loan.”

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