With Theo Walcott flattering to deceive, it appears he won’t be in Arsenal’s first team next season as Arsenal have officially added a classy player to the squad. The said playerJeff Reine-Adelaide, who has been handed the number 20 shirt which is an indication that he will be playing for the first team next season. A big threat to Walcott.
As Arsenal begins pre-season training today, the forward was spotted wearing the number 20 shirt, which means that he could be the heir to the ex-Gunner Mathieu Flamini’s squad number.
Reine-Adelaide signed a long-term deal with the Arsenal from Lens along with midfielder Yassin Fortune, and he has since then introduced himself to the Gunners fans at the Emirates Cup against Wolfsburg last summer. He set up Theo Walcott in the game and was given the man of the match award.
Fan wishes were granted when the France under 20 international featured in two of Arsenal’s FA Cup games last season. The Gunners boss widely is known to be a big fan of versatile players, and Reine-Adelaide’s ability to play on either wing or in the number 10 role was probably a big factor in his promotion to the first team. Also the fact that Walcott hasn’t done particularly well whenever he has been beckoned upon.