FC Nurnberg interested in signing of Arsenal defender on loan

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Second-tier German club FC Nurnberg are reportedly interested in the signing of Arsenal centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos on loan.

The 22-year-old has made just 17 matches for the Gunners since joining them from Greek club PAS Giannina. This campaign, Mavropanos has barely played a match for Arsenal, featuring in their Europa League tie versus Standard Liege.

The centre-back made the bench for the club’s Premier League matches versus Bournemouth, Chelsea and Everton but was an unused substitute.

Greek outlet Gazzetta reported that Arsenal were looking to offload Mavropanos this month and a recent report from German newspaper Bild recommends that Nurnberg are interested in the signing of the 22-year-old on loan.

It is also understood that the Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Hanover 96 and Vfb Stuttgart are also interested in Mavropanos.

Jens Keller’s side are currently fighting in 2.Bundesliga as they are 16th in the table with just 19 points from 18 games so far. They are now on the relegation zone but could still survive as the difference between them, and tenth-placed Holstein Kiel is only four points.

The Gunners don’t have a select group of centre-backs but they’ good enough to prevent Mavropanos from making the first-team. Hence, a loan move might do well for the 22-year-old defender.