Konstantinos Mavropanos has gone on a rather surprising run of goals on loan this season, scoring his latest for Stuttgart on Saturday.
After leaving PAS Giannina for Arsenal in January 2018, Konstantinos Mavropanos went on a goal drought.
The defender never scored for Arsenal, nor officially for their u23s. He did get a goal in one u23 match against West Ham United, but the game was cancelled due to fog and it was replayed at a later date, nullifying his only Arsenal strike.
Mavropanos then didn’t score on loan with FC Nuremberg, nor on his first loan for VfB Stuttgart.
Yet, suddenly, he’s in the goalscoring form of his career. In Stuttgart’s match against Hoffenheim this weekend, Mavropanos scored his best goal yet, racing down the line before cutting in and curling a shot into the net off his weaker left foot.
Stuttgart’ın stoperi Konstantinos Mavropanos orta sahada baskı yapıp topu kaptı, çalımlarla ceza sahasına girdi, sol ayak içiyle tertemiz bir vuruş yapıp farkı ikiye çıkardı💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/vzWIdFVfj0
— Tivibu Spor 🇹🇷 (@tivibuspor) October 2, 2021
Following his goals against Freiburg and BFC Dynamo, that was Mavropanos’ third in eight games. He also provided an assist against Bayer Leverkusen and he had a goal disallowed by VAR against VfL Bochum.
For whatever reason, the centre-back has found his feet going forward, and Stuttgart will be grateful. They sit 12th in the table and just four points clear of the relegation zone, so they need the goals.
Just as a reminder, Mavropanos’ deal to join Stuttgart will turn permanent if they avoid relegation. So the 23-year-old and his loan side’s form will be eyed closely in North London as well.