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Forgotten Arsenal youngster Stephy Mavididi is set to make an incredible transfer to the Serie A

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If there's one thing Arsenal are known for, aside from trying to play football the 'right' way, it's bringing promising young players through their academy.

Jack Wilshere has been the most high-profile graduate in recent times, and if it wasn't for injuries could have been one of the world's best midfielders.

Ashley Cole was also brought through into the first-team from the youth ranks, and Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin were both nurtured in North London following their arrivals from the famed 'La Masia' at Barcelona.

The latest wonderkid to be unearthed seems to be Emile Smith Rowe, who announced himself to Arsenal fans with an unbelievable strike against Atletico Madrid in pre-season.

One name that may not be so familiar to worldwide Gunners fans is Stephy Mavididi - a striker who signed professional terms in 2015.

20-year-old Mavididi has a decent record in the 'Premier League 2' competition for reserve teams, notching 19 goals in 39 games, but last season saw him farmed out on loan to Preston North End and Charlton Athletic.

A total of just two goals in 26 games suggest those moves didn't go to plan, and the likes of promising striker Eddie Nketiah have jumped ahead of Mavididi in the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

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So it's perhaps very surprising to see that Mavididi is close to completing a move to a major European super-power.

According to Sky Sports and other news outlets, Juventus are set to complete a £1.8 million deal to bring the Derby-born forward to the Italian capital.

If you're an Arsenal fan reading this, I really don't blame you for being confused.

Mavididi would link-up with the Juventus 'B' team, in the hope that coaches can develop the striker's raw abilities and turn him into a major talent.

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In the event that Mavididi comes back to haunt his former club in the future though, whether it's for Juventus or another club, the fans will inevitably have to point the finger at someone for letting a player with potential slip through the Gunners' fingers.

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