Stephy Mavididi on watching his Hale End mates starring for Arsenal. Plus how Arteta used to help him in training. “He used to just get the ball and run through the whole team and score. It was the same with Reiss.

 

Mavididi couldn’t be happier to see his former teammates

Stephy Mavididi knows too well the talent that can come through the Arsenal Academy. The 21-year-old specialist, now on loan at Dijon from Juventus. Was a Hale graduate who joined Arsenal from Southend United when he was only 11 years old. He then spent eight years with Arsenal before moving to Turin and now watches from afar how such as Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and Reiss Nelson. Impress in the first team of Mikel Arteta. Stephy Mavididi could not be happier to see how his former comrades and friends do so well with the Gunners. “I remember when I was in the Hale End. I should have been around thirteen or fourteen, and I used to watch Bukayo Saka with Under-8s,” Mavididi told reporters during an interview.

 

It’s nice to see my friends do so well

“Before, he just got the ball and ran through the whole team and scored. The same thing happened with Reiss Nelson.” Now they use their chance, and I’m so happy for them. Arsenal has always been about producing the right young talents, and that’s what is happening there right now. “For young players, it’s only about taking advantage of your opportunity as soon as you get it, and I think the young talented players who are playing now are doing it.” It’s nice to see my friends do so well. ” even though before leaving for Juventus in 2018, he did not begin to play for Arsenal in the senior squad, Mavididi looks back at his time in the north of London with joy.

 

An Arsenal fan himself, he is grateful that he worked under such coaches as Freddie Ljungberg, Thierry Henry, and Arsene Wenger – whom he calls a “legend.” “I loved every minute of it,” Mavididi said. “I played for my dream team. From 11 until I left, I loved it all.” I met good friends and good people. I worked with some excellent coaches and trained with some world-class players. “For me, it was a fantastic time.” Mavididi, one of the senior players who trained with London Colney was Mikel Arteta. Who is currently in his second month as head coach at the Emirates Stadium.

 

Arsenal team is in good hands

Even then, the Spaniard showed signs of his coaching ability. He often worked closely with younger players and shared his experience. For Stephy, it was a valuable learning curve, and he believes that the Gunners are in good hands with a 37-year-old in the head. “Arteta is a top professional,” said Juventus striker. “He is the captain of the club at that time, and you could just say how professional he was.” He struggled with injuries, so for some time. He trained with reservists and played matches with us and his application and how he went about it. It was just so impressive.

“The advice he gave us was always in place. He used to help the strikers and defenders a lot. Telling us things from the midfielder.” When to press, when not to push, such things. It was an excellent experience for all of us. “Mavididi added:” I still try to watch every game of Arsenal, and I think that it does a good job. “He integrates a lot of young players, which is good because I think they deserve their chance, and they take it.“ You can only look at a coach when things like this happen. ”