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    Arsenal complete first transfer of summer as they sell Konstantinos Mavropanos to Stuttgart on £3m permanent deal

    ARSENAL have sold Konstantinos Mavropanos to Stuttgart following a £3million deal with the Bundesliga outfit.Mavropanos has been on loan at the German club for the last two years and has impressed manager Pellegrino Matarazzo so much that the higher-ups decided to sign him permanently.
    Arsenal have sold Konstantinos Mavropanos to Stuttgart after an impressive spellCredit: Getty
    Konstantinos Mavropanos spent two years at Stuttgart on loan from Arsenal and has moved for £3mCredit: Getty
    This marks the Gunners’ first transfer of the summer as the centre-back signed a contract that ties him down with his new club until 2025.
    The defender joined Arsenal from Pas Giannina in 2018 but failed to convince manager Mikel Arteta and was sent out on loan to Nurnberg before joining Stuttgart.
    The Greece international has promised to continue giving his best at the Mercedes-Benz Arena and paid tribute to the trust and affection he received from everyone at the club.
    Mavropanos told Stuttgart’s official website: “I’ve always given my best and will continue to give my best for this great club.
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    “The trust of the management and the affection of the fans in Stuttgart serve as a great motivation for me.”
    Mavropanos only managed a mere total of eight senior appearances at Arsenal in the last four years.
    But the 24-year-old has been revived at Stuttgart and played a key role in helping the Reds confirm their Bundesliga status for next season, scoring five goals and adding an assist in 33 matches this term.
    The Greek ace has amassed a total of 55 appearances across all competitions in the last two years with the club.
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    Stuttgart sporting director – and former head of Arsenal recruitment – Sven Mislintat is very pleased with the development and sang Mavropanos’ praises.
    Mislintat said: “Dinos brings an enormous amount of strength and willpower to our game and has proven himself at a high level physically.” More

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    Arsenal facing end of season injury crisis with FOUR top stars not in training ahead of final day Everton clash

    ARSENAL are facing an injury crisis ahead of the final day of the season as FOUR first team players missed out on training.The Gunners’ hopes of earning a place in the top four were crushed on Monday after they were subject to a 2-0 defeat against Newcastle.
    Gabriel and White have both been struggling with hamstring issuesCredit: Getty
    Tomiyasu was forced off against Newcastle on MondayCredit: Getty
    They now sit fifth in the Premier League table – two points behind Tottenham who are holding onto the final Champions League spot.
    Spurs only need a point to guarantee their place in next season’s competition.
    Meanwhile, Arsenal will be hoping that their rivals slip up.
    However, this weekend’s game against Everton could be more challenging than previously anticipated.
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    According to Sky, four first team players were missing from Wednesday’s training session, including Takehiro Tomiyasu, Emile Smith-Rowe, Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White.
    Tomiyasu was forced off midway through Monday’s game with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
    White and Gabriel have also been struggling with hamstring issues recently.
    And while nothing has been confirmed, Smith Rowe could also be on the treatment table.

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    The Gunners have been plagued with injury issues this season.
    Earlier this year, Thomas Partey was ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a serious thigh injury.
    Kieran Tierney has required knee surgery, so he is also a long-term absentee.
    Fans have argued that Arsenal’s recent collapse is down to their small squad size.
    No additions were made in January – yet a number of players were allowed to leave including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – which has meant the depth of Mikel Arteta’s squad is almost non-existent. More