Jeff Reine-Adelaide joined French side Angers yesterday on loan until the end of the season.
The attacking midfielder showed a lot of promise in his early days at Arsenal, but has been hampered by injuries and this spell is a chance for him to get back on track, as well as develop from more regular football.
He has gone with the blessing of Arsene Wenger who has told him to make the most of his chance, and to come back stronger and ready to push for a place in the first team.
Asked what the manager had said to him, The Jeff replied, “He asked me to work hard in Angers, listen well and come back stronger, more mature.
“I know that many people think that I should not have gone to Arsenal so early, but I have no regrets.
“Arsene Wenger gave me opportunities with the first team, then I had physical glitches. He then helped me a lot to come back, and I want to say thank you [to him].”
And the 20 year old outlined what he was hoping to get from his spell in Ligue 1.
“I need to improve my statistics,” he said. “It’s important to be decisive and help your team win.
“I also have to progress tactically, which is why Angers is a good club. There is a different style than that of Arsenal, it will allow me to develop at that level.”