The first departure from Arsenal has been confirmed in what is likely to be another big summer at the Emirates.
Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has made his move to Stuttgart permanent.
He had been on loan to the Bundesliga side for the past two year and his agreement included an obligation to make his switch permanent if Stuttgart confirmed their top flight status this season, something they did with a dramatic victory over FC Köln on the final day.
He has joined the German club for just £3 million, and there have been suggestions that they will now look to make an instant profit on the 25-year old by selling him straight away.
Once of the last signings of the Wenger era, the Greek’s time in North London was blighted by injury and, when he was fit, he struggled to convince Mikel Arteta, although he has thrived in Germany, first with Nürnberg and now with his current club.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.