According to a trusted source close to ESPNFC, Arsenal are prepared to let Stephy Mavididi, 18, leave the club on a temporary basis in search of regular first-team football.
The highly-rated striker has already scored eight goals this season – two in the UEFA Youth League and six for Arsenal u23s in the Premier League 2 competition.
He has shown refreshing traits of unselfishness, which can often be rare in top modern-day forwards. He has played in the number ten role on a handful of occasions, creating key chances and grabbing important assists too – showing there is more to his game than just goals alone.
This, coupled with the fact that he is highly-rated by coaches in north London, mean it’s no surprise to hear of rumoured interest surrounding the teenager’s signature, albeit as a loan.
Despite rumoured interest from European leagues, it might make practical sense for Stephy to remain amongst England’s top tiers. It is a way to gain more exposure without much pressure on him, in the same way that Chelsea’s attacking trio of Kasey Palmer, Isaiah Brown and Tammy Abraham have been quietly going about their efforts in the Championship.