UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Ahead of the vital UEFA Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur in Piraeus on Wednesday, AGONAsport looks back at Olympiacos’ previous games with English opposition.
GREEKS ABROAD: Konstantinos Mavropanos, who has struggled with injuries since joining Arsenal in January 2018, will miss the next two months with the same groin problem.
AGONA SALES: The 2018/19 season will have to go down as a blank for 21-year-old Konstantinos Mavropanos. Having joined Premier League club Arsenal from PAS Giannina with much promise in January last year and earning rave reviews following his league debut, the Athens-born centre-back must have expected a lot more playing time than he wound up with.
GREEKS ABROAD: Greek centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos played all 90 minutes of the UEFA Europa League final, but he was unable to prevent Arsenal from conceding a heavy 1:4 defeat in Azerbaijan against Chelsea. **HIGHLIGHTS**
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: Greek international centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored his maiden goal in the English Premier League as Arsenal slipped to a 1:3 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers. **VIDEO**
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: Sokratis Papastathopoulos was named to the UEFA Europa League’s ‘Team of the week.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: For yet another season, Europe’s biggest clubs are showing interest in Greek international Kostas Manolas.
AGONASPORT SALES: We’re constantly told that a week is a long time in the football world and more often than not, that is proved to be completely true. Just ask Arsenal’s Sokratis and he will tell you about how quickly you can go from the villain to the hero. In Sokratis’ case, he didn’t even have to wait a week for the turn around in fortune, but rather a measly 72 hours.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: In London, Greek centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos helped Arsenal progress in the UEFA Europa League, scoring his team’s third goal in a 3:0 beating of BATE Borisov. **VIDEO**
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: On 4th January 2018, Konstantinos Mavropanos completed a surprise move to English side Arsenal, having quickly made a name for himself with PAS Giannina in the Greek Super League. However, despite a promising start and three appearances last season, which quickly endeared him with Gunners fans, the talented young defender has struggled with injury problems.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: AC Milan became the latest European giant to be slayed at the vociferous Karaiskakis Stadium, dropping a 1:3 defeat to Olympiacos on Thursday to exit the UEFA Europa League. AGONAsport looks at the Erythrolefkoi’s previous triumphs against the big names.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: Greek national team defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored his first for English outfit Arsenal, setting the Gunners on their way to a comfortable 3:0 victory over Qarabag in the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League group stage. **VIDEO**
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Olympiacos are favourites coming into the UEFA Europa League playoff duel with Burnley, but if their dismal record against English clubs is anything to go by, the Thrylos are in for a tough test. AGONAsport investigates further.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: The Greek national team may be going through a transitional phase, but the country continues to produce top class centre-backs on a regular basis. Following Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ transfer to Arsenal, AGONAsport looks at Greece’s superb track record in defence.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: In connection with Sokratis Papastathopoulos joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund, AGONAsport takes a look at the most expensive transfers involving Greek players.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: In joining Konstantinos Mavropanos on Arsenal’s books, Sokratis Papastathopoulos has become the 25th Greek player to compete in the English Premier League. AGONAsport investigates.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: In signing a lucrative three-year deal with Arsenal, defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has become the highest paid Greek football player on the planet.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: Arsenal FC have confirmed the signing of Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, purchasing the Greek international for a reported 19 million euros.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have agreed upon the transfer of Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos to London, but according to European media, the deal won’t be announced until July.
GREEK SOCCER ABROAD: Charalampos Papastathopoulos, father of national team defender Sokratis, revealed in a radio interview that his son is currently in England and ready to sign for Arsenal.