Konstantinos Mavropanos: Our New BFG

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by yousif_arsenal, Jan 4, 2018.

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  1. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    Looked shaky, poor positioning in one instance that could be costly.

    On the other hand he was imposing, good heading and good with the ball.

    He missed all season, lacks match fitness, lacks experience and was thrown in the fire next to a RB Mustafi in our shaky defence. Plus on an away ground. I am giving him benefit of the doubt.
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  2. gingerpantman

    gingerpantman Member

    Was ok, rightfully nervous...Every Arsenal player was. His now got a bit of game time under his belt, Lets get behind him and give him the benfit of the doubt for a while. Lets see what he can do before the end of the season.
  3. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    I thought he was pretty good all things considered. Was subbed at the right time though,.
  4. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I'm not surprised by his average performance you can't expect from a guy to preform that he never get miniutes this season.
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  5. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Shaky last night but it's to be expected having not played. I'd have liked to see more if him and Medley this season given our CB woes. He needs to think more about positioning and stop getting drawn to the ball. Per needs to have a strong word or two.
  6. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Thought he did quite well. Not easy being thrown in to a tough away game almost one year since he last played senior football. Wasn`t tested too much but is good in the air, has a good pass on him and we know he`s quite quick. The siuation with Gray in the first half showed his inexperience though, should go on loan next season as he needs to play games consistently.
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  7. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

  8. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Zach Medley one of our youth products. Had a composed game in the EL and I thought we'd see a bit more of time-and a few other youth products tbh.
  9. PoleInGoal

    PoleInGoal Well-Known Member

    Similar to when Koscielny played for the first time in months, he didn't quite look up to speed.

    I think Emery made a mistake not giving him more game time in the last few weeks (even as a sub), as considering our defensive options it was always likely he'd be called upon
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  10. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I thought he was OK. Nervous at points but sturdy otherwise. I'd like to see him in more games when appropriate.
  11. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Tough to say if it's a mistake. We don't know all the details a manager knows. There might be some minor injury problems or just haven't been good or solid in training yet.
  12. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    AM: "Play Mavro!"

    *Mavro plays*

    AM: "Mavro isn't ready yet!"
  13. PoleInGoal

    PoleInGoal Well-Known Member

    Second game back after not playing for a year, you gotta expect he'll be rusty.

    Still a better option than Mustafi.
  14. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    good dribble too. Hope he improves further.
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  15. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    Happy he got a chance. I was not too impressed with how he performed, though, but I understand he would need some time. Hope he improves as he gets more gametime ahead of Mustafi.
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  16. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Let's all refrain from judging at this point.
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  17. SomGooner

    SomGooner Prolific Liker

    At his age, its normal to be nervous and shaky. He’ll learn as he grows and gains more experience.
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  18. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    He didn't set either game alight; but given the lack of playing time and the way the team around him is playing, I think you'll find that if you compare him to successful Arsenal centre-backs of the past at his age - there is reason for hope.
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  19. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Just sad we're essentially having to throw him into the fire because of our options at the back. Still rate him a better option than Mustafi. Inexperienced no doubt but I'd rather concede due to inexperience than because the player in the position is 3 brain cells too many of being completely brain-dead
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  20. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Short man Syndrome

    I'd like to see him in a back 5 with AMN Sokratis Kos Mavro Kola.
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