The 17 year-old Jeff Reine-Adelaide may have only arrived at Arsenal last summer, but he made an immediate impact when providing an assist against Wolfsburg in the Emirates Cup. Many observers thought that he was already good enough to join the first team squad, but Jeff himself knew that e sill had to fight for his place. “I was happy – very happy actually,” he said. “The fans seemed to be happy too. In fact, everyone was happy for me, including the coach and that is important. Of course it was a strange feeling, the media talks only about superstars.
“I was very surprised but of course happy. My parents told me I have not done anything yet – they told me to keep my feet on the ground and that I should keep working hard.
“I think I need to improve every single day when I train, show that I’m focused and concentrating and show that I want to succeed. I need to show I will never give up, then, if one day I get my chance, it is my duty to show the coach to put his trust in me. Then I will fight to regularly be in the first team.”
Since then Jeff has been playing with the Under 21s, and recently scored twice as Arsenal beat Blackburn 3-2, so he is progressing nicely It is great to see such dedication in our youngsters and hopefully next season Wenger will be sending him out on loan to prepare him for the spotlight of the Premier League.
This is one youngster I really believe will be a top Arsenal player in the future. Keep it up Jeff!
Reine adelaide is a very talented young player, and his time will come! Coyg!
I’ve read somewhere that Elneny’s deal is wrapped up. I’m a little behind on this transfer saga so any truth to what’s happening? And please don’t give me the “wait until it’s on Arsenal.com” because we do know that transfers are leaked sometimes before it is made official by clubs.
Wait until it’s on Arsenal.com
Love this article,been waiting for it
I so much believe in Jeff, I know I might be wrong buh can’t we send the Ox out on loan instead? Then we promote Jeff…altho, I haven’t seen enough of him but the little have seen I think he edges the Ox,the only thing the Ox has ahead of him is Epl and first team experience
I really want Wenger to play him(jeff) in the Fa cup,he can’t do worse than what Ox is doing right now,he deserves a chance,age means nothing
Bellerin said Wenger told him”if are good enough then you are old enough”…
Secondly, am so happy that he is not English/british player cos most British players are always so promising buh all of a sudden their development stalls whether its due to overhype or overconfidence or their ability I don’t really know…
Admittedly, I haven’t seen enough of the The Jeff to have an honest opinion but realistically at 17, you have to loan him out to a club that’ll give him the minutes… That’s be the only way he’ll truly progress. And yes, Wilshere and Fab were a different breed.
Besides I’m more interested in the progress of Bielik.
I believe Bielik is more deployed as a CB now for some reason. I don’t know whether this is a deliberate plot for him to improve his defensive side of the game or whether the club has decided they want to mold him into the next Tony or Sol.
Well, anyone over Per I guess.
Barca never loaned out messi, why should we always make excuses?
Wenger opted against loaning him out because he himself said he is special.
I’m sure he’ll be making more appearances next season while maturing in the U21 side. Has to be either loaned out or join the senior squad after that, I feel like this is a player that could reach his ceiling at the academy very quickly!
What a great feeling to have JEFF at our club, I really hope he will justify the hype.