Both publications report that the player and his representatives are expected to fly to the UK to discuss personal terms. The Standard journalist James Olley believes that the player is “due in London imminently” for talks and to undergo a medical.
Mavropanos would be the Gunners’s first signing of the January transfer window. The centre back is not a particularly well known figure outside of his native Greece. The 20 year old has yet to make his debut for the national side, and was only given his first Under 21 cap back in October.
The defender made his first senior appearance in the Greek Cup against PAE Veria last season, before establishing himself as a first team player at the back end of the 2016/17 campaign. He has been a regular starter in the Greek Super League for Giannina this season, and has no doubt impressed Arsenal’s scouts with his displays.
If Mavropanos does finalise his move to the Emirates, fans should not expect to see him in an Arsenal shirt any time soon. The Standard reports that he will likely be sent out on loan to Werder Bremen for the rest of the campaign.