Arsène Wenger says Jeff Reine-Adelaide is “something special” after the teenager made his senior debut against Lyon.

The 17-year-old winger impressed with a mature display off the bench, and caught the eye alongside a host of other youngsters.

Wenger also reserved special praise for Alex Iwobi after he scored in the 6-0 win, and said it all points to an exciting future for the club.

“Reine-Adelaide is something special you know,” he told Arsenal Player. “He is a great talent and when he came on you could see that - 17 years old let’s not forget that. In fact I don't remember how I played at 17 but I didn't play like that!

“I like Alex Iwobi. Good attitude, efficient player. Maybe not so flashy but he understands the game. He is very efficient and works for the team.

“Akpom had chances. Isaac Hayden can play too. It is good we have these types of games as we see our young players.

“It is exciting to work with these players. You can imagine how they will look in two or three years for the club. That is always exciting.”

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Rob Kelly 25 Jul 2015