Arsenal’s talented teenage forward Stephy Mavididi has completed a season-long loan deal to join Championship side Preston North End for the 2017/18 campaign.
Having sustained a season-ending injury in late February, the last few months have been frustrating for Stephy Mavididi.
Charlton Athletic have confirmed Stephy Mavididi has returned to Arsenal, having sustained a season-ending hamstring injury last weekend.
Stephy Mavididi netted a brace but Arsenal u23s were unable to take any points against a strong Liverpool side, which included the likes of defensive duo Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez, as well as Sheyi Ojo and highly rated forward, Harry Wilson.
A well-taken stoppage-time equaliser courtesy of Stephy Mavididi, who previously levelled the scoring just before half-time, has ensured that Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying from Group A into the UEFA Youth League play-off places will go to the wire.
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Despite the first-team’s frustrations this season, there have been plenty of encouraging signs from Arsenal’s Academy players. This year’s award for Youth Player of the Season goes to someone who has consistently worked hard at improving his game whilst developing an attacking versatility to accommodate team-mates. It’s clear that he’s destined for great things in future…
The 2016/17 campaign has been an unforgettable one for Arsenal’s Edward Nketiah. Having impressed across the various age-groups, the teenage striker was given an opportunity to showcase his ability among more experienced players in the u23 set-up. Unsurprisingly, the former Chelsea forward made no mistake with his chance to shine.
In the aftermath of their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Reading, Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola publicly revealed that Arsenal u23s captain Krystian Bielik will be joining on a loan deal until the end of the current campaign.
Cohen Bramall made his debut in Arsenal colours and Edward Nketiah came off the substitutes’ bench to score a goal and assist another as Arsenal u23s overturned a one-goal deficit to beat Southampton 3-1 away.