Charlton Athletic have confirmed Stephy Mavididi has returned to Arsenal, having sustained a season-ending hamstring injury last weekend.
The talented teenager showed encouraging signs of progression under Karl Robinson, despite only joining them in January.
Scans revealed he sustained a torn hamstring and will be sidelined for a period between 14 and 16 weeks as surgery is required. Still only 18, updates about Mavididi’s condition were met with disappointment from club supporters and reiterated the impression he made with the League One side.
— Daniel Crawford (@Dan_Crawford) March 1, 2017
@CAFCofficial so sad he looked like such a great young talent he's one of our only shining lights atm I hope he has a speedy recovery
— Lewis Stubbs (@LewisStubbs1302) March 1, 2017
Having netted eight goals at youth level this term, a loan move seemed likely with many interested clubs across England watching his progress. Given his ability to create and convert goalscoring chances, it’s unsurprising that he started well at Charlton.
Despite returning to Arsenal, Robinson publicly praised Stephy and has already stressed his eagerness to sign him on a similar deal next season.
As quoted by the official website Robinson said, “He’s been a credit to his family and to Arsenal FC and we’d love to have him back next year.
2We wish Stephy the best of luck in his recovery and hope to see him back fit again soon.”
So do we, Karl. So do we.