Arsenal winger Jeff Reine-Adelaide has revealed he is very grateful to the Gunners for giving him the chance to kick start his career again after a miserable spell at Lens, according to the Daily Star.
The Gunners made a move for Reine-Adelaide in 2013 and the French man has impressed at the Gunners youth rank and recently earned a place in the Gunners first team bench. The midfielder was at Lens when the French club were dealing with relegation and financial problems before the Gunners snapped the winger and he has admitted that he was lucky for Arsenal to sign him.
“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,” he said
“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.”
Reine-Adelaide is yet to make his debut for Arsenal yet but at 17, he has a lot of potential and he could become one of the very best in his position in the future.