Young Gunner’s double to earn him Arsenal debut?

The talented young French midfielder only joined Arsenal in the summer but Jeff Reine-Adelaide has already made a name for himself with the Arsenal fans. The 17-year old impressed in both of his appearances during the Emirates Cup and he even helped us win the trophy by providing the assist for Theo Walcott to score the winner against the German club Wolfsburg.

Since then the young Frenchman has been playing for the academy in the under 21 league and has established himself as one of the group of young Gunners, along with the likes of Iwobi and Willock, that are seen as the most likely to be the next to break into the first team.

With the third round of the FA cup coming up these youngsters will be hoping for a place in the squad and a possible appearance against Sunderland in front of the Emirates crowd on Saturday. And with the perfect timing needced to be a goal scoring midfielder for the Gunners, Reine-Adelaide has given himself the best chance and the manager Arsene Wenger the perfect reminder of what he can do by scoring a very good couple of goals in the last academy game, a 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers.

I may be reading too much into this, but the fact that the Arsenal website have published an interview with Reine-Adelaide suggests that he might well be set for a place in the Arsenal FA cup squad. In it he explained how happy he was that Arsenal came in for him last summer and his determination to make the most of his chances.

He said, “Lens had followed me for a while. 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.

“I was happy – very happy actually. 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.”

Will he get that chance this weekend?

Tags Reine-Adelaide Sunderland


  1. Speaking after their victory over Newcastle, Wenger admitted that the Gunners will aim to make at least one signing this month. Oh boy, somebody wake up as I have had this nightmare before.

    Really happy for Rene and yes some minutes against Sunderland depending on how the game is moving would be great. I am glad Wenger has decided to keep both Iwobi and Rene around the first team. Loan moves are not the best sometimes especially if you have intentions of those playing learning your way of play and coming in. Ox on the other hand never seems to learn, even Jack was sent out to improve.

  2. Don’t be surprised to see him start in the number 10 position against Sunderland, I even heard that Campbell may start as our lone striker for this game! ?

    I’m okay with that, as long as some of our key players are on the bench, ready and waiting just incase the ? hits the fan or the fans!

    Boy are Arsenal dragging their feet with the announcement of Elneny! … Maybe their gonna announce two signings at Once and they are waiting to tie up the second signing ?

    I think it’s Amutu? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  3. Zelalemis doing great as well. He is staying with rangers till the end of the season. I see a great future for him. very talented

  4. There was a certain capital one cup this year. Our back ups failed. The competition would have given them more game time.

  5. All the best to Reine adelaide may he continue to go from strength to strength for arsenal for! his time will come! Coyg!

  6. Rumour lineup for January

    Sanchez Ozil Aubameyang
    Rabiot El-nenny
    Monreal Koscielny Mertasacker Minus-Debuchy

    1. Hahahaha

      i could as well just term u “Joseph the dreamer”

      Auba and EL-neny is what we need realistically…….okay maybe rabiot too…. Not mr deeney!

  7. Have always wanted to see more of this lad…I even watched some of his clips on
    He is a very good player, he has to play sunderland

  8. Sanchez duracell Alexis bunny
    What the F@#k a second setback?


      1. Oooooh this Danny Setbeck! ???

        Wenger has now revealed that Sanchez has suffered a second setback, having previously missed the win over Manchester City on 21 December that had initially been targeted for his comeback.

        “The bad news of the week is that Alexis is not quite ready,” Wenger told the Arsenal website on Thursday afternoon. “It is a precaution because of his hamstring, and it takes a few more days. He’s not bad but he’s not ready.”

        Sanchez now faces a race against time to feature in Arsenal’s crucial Premier League clash at Liverpool next Wednesday.

  9. Turkish officials are in London to tie up a deal for Campbell,
    how stupid would that be if we sold him now?

    It wouldn’t be at all surprising if Campbell was sold to Galatasaray, as Wenger is good at defeating the object of strengthening the Squad, One in One out syndrome to counter balance the spending, Maybe Wenger is really Jewish after all? ?

    1. @FBG
      You can’t be serious? Sanchez setback, we’re selling Joel and we’re keepin Ox…What the Florida?

      1. Galatasaray representatives have flown to London to hold discussions with Arsenal regarding a possible permanent deal for winger Joel Campbell.

        Campbell was in the wilderness for some time at Arsenal, with the Costa Rica international having been sent out on loan on several occasions owing to work permit problems.

        A report from Radyospor (via the Daily Express) states that Galatasaray’s general secretary, Fatih Isbecer, has been sent to London to negotiate a deal.

  10. enjoyed watching him play in the Emirates cup 4sho. the ox has had his chances but has failed. hopefully Wenger gives twine more chances to play. look at how Campbell has taken his chance

  11. Jeff reine Adelaide looks quality he playing in the emirates trophy the first thing that come to mind was how much he looked like the great PELE in his early playing years .

  12. At such a young age Jeff expresses such an exceptional footballing brain. The boy will be a very, very good player (close to Zidane).

  13. Joel Campbell to Galatasaray, last rumour was that he was going to Besiktas. Joel has shown commitment on a series of loan spels, has world cup and champions league experience and just broken in to the first team and could become a first team regular.

    We have our usual injuries, are in a title race and unlikely to sell enyone. The media need a headline so have picked on Joel to leave. Its the usual made up headline, if Wenger was going to sell it would have been before now, probably immediately after world cup, or this coming summer if he thinks Joel is not going to make it.

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