Stephy Mavididi is making a good impression in Italy already, according to reports in the country, after quickly racking up the goals with his new team.
Mavididi had already scored once for the Arsenal u23s before leaving for Juventus in mid-August, and he’s certainly carrying that form to his new team. In five games for the Italian club’s youth side so far – three friendlies and two Coppa Italia matches – the striker has five goals.
Il Bianco Nero write that he “immediately became one of the brightest jewels of the under-23 [team]”. The 20-year-old also spent time in training with Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the Juventus first-team.
In a way, it’s still a bit difficult to understand this transfer. Mavididi wasn’t getting first-team chances at Arsenal, so leaving makes sense. However, it appears he’s just swapped the Gunners’ academy for Juventus’. He could’ve played youth games in North London, or taken a loan to a team that would play him regularly, like Nelson.
For Mavididi’s sake, hopefully, he keeps impressing for the Juventus youth team and gets senior chances in the near future. From an Arsenal point of view, they could yet still come to regret letting him go. We’ll see.