If you follow the Arsenal training sessions, you would have seen a certain Jeff Reine-Adelaide who has been training with the first team for a while now. Together with Alex Iwobi, they have been the most consistent youngsters on the team sheet this season.
He will not turn 18 until the 17th of this month but Wenger has already tipped him to be an “all-round central midfielder”. the youngster reveals how he moved from the then League 1 side RSC Lens to the Arsenal and is grateful for having made the right move.
“Lens had followed me for a while,” Reine-Adelaide told Arsenal Player. “They came to supervise me in a district tournament where I was voted best player on the pitch.
“They came to my house to discuss things with my parents. Everything went really quick [after that]. Lens were in Ligue 1 and had a bit of a financial problem. They didn’t have enough players to be competitive.
“We were in the bottom three for most of the season and didn’t manage to save the club from relegation. I was lucky Arsenal came [in for me]. I could have been a Ligue 2 player in France. I’m so grateful to be here.”
Arsenal play Sunderland in the third round of the FA Cup and he could get his chance to show his mettle in the game.