With the squad stretched to its limits with injuries, and the youngsters at the club not ready according to Arsene Wenger, there’s perhaps a little glimmer of light.
Last night at the U17 World Cup France were beaten on penalties by Costa Rica, meaning that Jeff ‘The Jeff’ Reine-Adelaide, will be returning to London.
Whether he finds himself involved during the next 8 day stretch of important game remains to be seen, but along with Alex Iwobi, he looked the most exciting young prospect of pre-season and perhaps some unpredictability from the bench might not be a bad thing.
An Arsenal insider told us how highly rated he is by the manager and coaching staff.
“Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeff,” he said. “Jeff Jeffity Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeffington Jeffalicious Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeffanthrophic Jeff Jeff Jeff.
“Jeff Jeff Jeff Jeff JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJeff Jeff Jeff Jeffly Jeff. JEFF!”
We found it difficult to argue with that point.