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EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 04/01/2018

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of young Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina.

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The 20-year-old centre-back arrives from PAS Giannina, where he has made 16 Greek Super League appearances since breaking into the first team last season.

The North London club in a statement on its official website wrote: "Young Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has signed for us.

"We’d like to welcome Konstantinos to the club and wish him well for the future."

All you need to know about Konstantinos

Highly regarded in his homeland as one of the brightest talents in the Greek game, Konstantinos has made a name for himself during a breakthrough campaign for regional side PAS.

After being named on the bench for the first team’s games against Panathinaikos and Xanthi, the then-teenager made his senior debut against Agrotikos Asteras in the Greek Cup back in November 2016, playing the full 90 minutes and helping his side keep a clean sheet.

Konstantinos’ performance was rewarded with a second start against Kalloni, in which he scored his first goal, the third in PAS’ 3-1 win at Stadio Municipal.

The defender made his Greek Super League debut in the next few months and, after a string of impressive performances in PAS’ back line, established himself as an integral first-team player.

Known for his ball-winning ability and aerial prowess, Konstantinos’ 6ft 4in frame means he will be well suited to the physical demands of the Premier League. A natural leader, the 20-year-old has since added two more goals to his collection, netting against Appollon Smirnis and Lamia, and has two caps for Greece Under-21s.