While today’s day will be one of the worst in recent memory for Arsenal defenders following a 5-0 loss to Manchester City, Konstantinos Mavropanos performed well for his loan club.
Mavropanos is on loan again at Stuttgart this term, having established himself as an important player for the team in the second half of last season, as they returned to the German top flight.
In the 44th minute of this afternoon’s clash against Freiburg, the 23-year-old charged forward to win the ball after a clearance from Freiburg, before launching into a fight race to help his team. .
The center-back juggled the ball through danger before slipping it to Hamadi Al Ghaddioui once he reached the edge of the box, the forward returned the ball with a perfectly weighted volley pass.
Mavropanos grabbed the ball in the crowded area before hammering it into the roof of the net a few yards away with a neat finish.
It seems fitting for Mavropanos to score today, having surprised fans with his unprecedented ability in front of goal with a sensational solo goal in Stuttgart training earlier this week.