Arsenal are set to lose another player in this January transfer window as Lothar Matthaus tells Bayern Munich to sign Arsenal centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos.
The 24-year-old is currently spending his second season on loan with Stuttgart and Matthaus feels the Greek defender has shown enough to make the step up to Bayern’s level.
It is not clear what the plan is for him at Arsenal but Bayern Munich could heed to the advice and snap him up.
‘I’m assuming that Bayern won’t make any big improvements,’ Matthaus wrote in his column for Sky Germany.
‘If Sule were to leave, a trained defender might be more important than a central midfielder.
‘There are some very interesting players in the Bundesliga. I’m thinking of Stuttgart’s Mavropanos, Leipzig’s Gvardiol or Bochum’s Bella Kotchap.
‘Everyone plays a really good role in the Bundesliga, would certainly be financially feasible for Bayern and could develop further under Nagelsmann.
‘But I see it like [Hasan] Salihamidzic [Bayern’s sporting director]. As of now, transfers are not necessary. With Tolisso and Roca you also have to say that what you had hoped for from Nagelsmann, among other things, has happened.
‘Namely that he really improved these players who were hardly used in the past or didn’t convince. Both played really well and convinced in their last appearances.’
So farin this transfer window, a number of players have left Arsenal on loan deals , including Ainsley Maitland Niles and Folarin Balogun. Pablo Mari could also leave on loan.