Arsenal fans loved Mavropanos’ debut performance on Sunday

A youthful looking Arsenal side almost earned a draw away to Manchester United on Sunday but ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat in the English Premier League.

Arsene Wenger opted to give a first team chance to the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson and Konstantinos Mavropanos ahead of the club’s crucial UEFA Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

Only losing due to a stoppage time Marouane Fellaini effort, fans were generally pleased with the performance of the rotated side and had particular praise for Mavropanos in the heart of the Gunners defence, who was making his debut.

The Greek U21 international only joined the club January but is clearly progressing well at the Emirates and coped with the likes of Romelu Lukaku well at Old Trafford.

Fans are now excited about his future and some are even calling for him to get more starts before the end of the season.

Has Wenger unearthed another gem in the closing stages of his career at the club?

Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…