The Greek defender is extremely physical and will be in for a battle against the Watford captain
Konstantinos Mavropanos may not be the most familiar name to Premier League fans, but Arsenal fans are delighted he is starting against Watford.
The 21-year-old joined the Gunners last season, but was restricted to just a handful of appearances during Arsene Wenger‘s final season.
But the burly centre-half from Athens proved he was capable of mixing it up in the Premier League with a series of robust performances at the back-end of the season.
During the game against Manchester United at Old Trafford, he bullied Romelu Lukaku and put in a fantastic individual performance.
His last start however saw him sent off at Leicester City – perhaps an indication he needs to curb his enthusiasm.
But with Unai Emery’s side taking on the physical Hornets on Monday night, fans believe Mavropanos has the required physicality to deal with Troy Deeney.
The powerful striker is enjoying a fantastic season and his direct style of play seriously bothered the north Londoners in the reverse fixture.
While Mavropanos’ inclusion may come as a shock to some, it seems as though plenty of fans are relishing the individual battle which is set to take place at Vicarage Road.
Check out what they had to say on social media below!