Jeff made six appearances during the 2016/17 season with all of his first-team minutes coming in domestic cup competitions.
The French midfielder played a total of 355 minutes during the campaign, starring in all three of our EFL Cup matches prior to our elimination at the quarter-final stage.
Reine-Adelaide was also a regular for Steve Gatting’s under-23 side, where he often partnered Ainsley Maitland-Niles in a more withdrawn holding midfield position, compared to the more advanced role he was given in Arsene Wenger’s first team.
Jeff was particularly impressive in the 5-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup third round, where he lined up alongside both Ainsley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a midfield three.
His campaign came to a premature end as a result of an ankle injury, meaning he was absent for the closing games of the season.
Jeff has developed a reputation as a cultured midfielder with the ability to play threaded passes for more advanced attacking players, as well as having the ball control and skill on the ball to wriggle away from opposition players in pressured situations.
The teenage Frenchman will turn 20 in January 2018 and will be looking to continue his breakthrough into Arsene Wenger’s first team as we head into the new season.