Jeff had so much promise – Arsenal may regret selling him…

Jeff Reine-Adelaide arrived at Arsenal with so much promise when Wenger bought him from Ligue 2 side Lens in 2015 and there is no doubt that he was impressive, but injuries and inconsistency plagued him in the last three years.

But he came good out on loan at Angers last season, and the French club were so impressed that they wanted him on a permanent deal. Jeff is surely better than that, but the promise of first team football probably swayed him, as well as a return to his home country, as right now he has very little hope of breaking into Unai Emery’s starting line up.

Arsenal officially announced the move today….

The 20-year-old signed for us in July 2015 from Ligue 2 side Racing Club Lens, where he played in the youth and reserve sides.

Jeff made eight first team appearances over three seasons. In the 2016/17 campaign, Jeff played in all three of our League Cup matches before becoming a key player in our under-23 squad. He is also a France youth international.

We would like to wish Jeff all the best for the future.

Having seen the youngster against Boreham Wood in pre-season, I can’t help thinking that this could be a big mistake on our part as I feel he will develop into a top player in the future.

He said his goodbye on Twitter like this….

Well I can only say good luck Jeff, and I think we will be hearing about him a lot more in the future…



  1. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    This news angers me.

    1. Sue says:

      Don’t look back in Angers!

      1. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

        I would get really annoyed about thes3…
        but for Angers management. I anger myself

        The Jeff brought back memories of Thomas Eisfeld, who brought back memories of Arturo Lupoli, who brought back memories of Amaury Bishoff.
        Lmao, Arsenal have filled me with memories.

        1. Sue says:

          Nice one, can’t think of another ‘Angers’ comeback ?

          1. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

            Lol you could say
            ne regarder pas le passe en colere… or something like that…

          2. Declan says:

            I had it all wrong as thought he’d taken up fishing by joining some anglers!

  2. Otunba_007 says:

    As much as i like him, we were beginning to have too much of the so called young talents and to be honest they are not turning into world beaters… I hope the club added a buy back clause to his contract, he needs experience somewhere else to be able to develop his talent, cause there are lot’s of competition in his position at Arsenal.. I also looking forward to see more of our fringe players leave so we can be able to accommodate 1 or 2 more signings MAYBE.

  3. RSH says:

    talented on the ball, no footballing brain unfortunately. Maybe he develops it at Angers, but I never saw him breaking into 1st team.

    1. gotanidea says:

      We’ll see and Arsenal can always bring him back

  4. Malch95 says:

    Serge gnarby all over again smh

  5. Jonathan says:

    I’ll be looking forJeff in a French jersey defending the World Cup in Qatar. Big mistake for Arsenal to give up on Reine-Adelaide. I’m glad we’re holding on to Iwobi, but I wish we had taken a shot with Jack and Santi. There may be several games this season when my loyalties will be divided.
    Wishing tremendous success to all three of our alumni.

  6. wengers coat says:

    We obviously don’t see the full picture behind the scenes, but one thing is clear is that he won’t get regular first team games. Gnabry has matured quickly in Bundesliga, Jeff needs that step up. Unless you have exceptional talent, I find EPL a hard place for clubs to develop youngsters.

  7. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    It’s all Wenger ‘ s fault that these players didn’t develop like they were supposed to . He was about to ruin Nelson by playing him at wingback also. he was also about to ruin AMN . I’m so happy for these kids that’s why I have great hope for Emile Smith Rowe. he hasn’t been touched by Wenger at all . He will be the first World best our club will produce

  8. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    I remember watching Jack Wilshere at the same age in a friendly match against Real Madrid. I’d never forget that day, he caused lots of problems down the left and I said to my friend, That boy, is gonna be a world beater. he had so much potential but unfortunately, Wenger ruined his career by playing him too much. I mean, a 17 year old kid playing a whole season , week in week out. who does that ? … as much as Jack Wilshere ‘s potential is, it would be an insult to Emile to even compare him to Wilshere. Emile is class . he’s going to be the G.O.A.T

    1. Break-on-through says:

      I thought the GOAT used to be Arsenal strike force with Giroud Ozil Aaron/Alex Theo.

  9. Break-on-through says:

    We might actually be doing Adelaide a favor, look at Kane after getting cold shoulder treatment from us. Some players take rejection and they turn it right around so to prove a point. It could give him a bit more desire. Iwobi lacks desire too and both looked a similar level when Iwobi got his shot. Loans don’t work as well as a player with a point to prove unless the player already has desire to be his best. We have an option to match any bid so unless he becomes an Mbappe we seemed covered. It might be the best thing to do for Arsenal and Adelaide. He has talent, no doubt, he has traits you cannot teach you either have it or you don’t. Lets hope he takes this the right way and comes back to Arsenal a different animal.

  10. Atid says:

    Everyone wanted a new manager and new managers like to bring in their own players and get shot of the previous managers signings.

    I am expecting many more departures in the first team and the academy

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