The newly-capped Greece international has been outstanding for VfB Stuttgart during his season-long loan. However, the deal does not carry a permanent option.
While accepting they would not be able to but Mavropanos outright, VfB Stuttgart football director Sven Mislintat, formerly Arsenal chief scout, has made it no secret he wishes to keep hold of Mavropanos for another season.
"Things change very quickly in football. I have another two months at Stuttgart. I can still stay in Germany next year. However, concrete talks about the future can be conducted after negotiations with Arsenal."
Mavropanos has a deal with the Gunners to 2023. With VfB Stuttgart this season, the 23 year-old has managed 18 appearances after shaking off an injury-plagued first-half of the campaign in the Bundesliga.
- updated April 12