Promising Arsenal striker on Millwall's radar

MILLWALL are keeping tabs on young Arsenal striker Stephy Mavididi.

Mavididi, 19, hasn't made a senior first-team appearance for the Gunners, but impressed on a short loan spell with Charlton Athletic last season.

Mavididi played five times for Karl Robinson's Addicks before he suffered a hamstring injury that ended his season.

Robinson admitted he would be interested in signing the attacker again this season, but Millwall's promotion to the Championship puts them in a better bargaining position.

However, Mavididi would need to weigh up his chances of gaining a regular first-team spot with Millwall, given Lions boss Neil Harris' (above) first-choice strike pair is Steve Morison and Lee Gregory.

Harris also signed Tom Elliott this summer from AFC Wimbledon, while Fred Onyedinma and Aiden O'Brien are options to play in a front two.

Mavididi's talent is not in doubt, and last season he almost scored what would have been the goal of the season after running the length of the pitch and beating five players against Rochdale before seeing his shot saved.

Recruiting another forward is not a priority for Millwall, who hope to secure a centre-back and midfielder before the start of the Championship season.

They will wait until after their final two pre-season games, against Stevenage on Tuesday and Granada next Saturday, before deciding if they need to add to their attacking options.

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John Kelly