Jeff Reine-Adelaide says all the Arsenal players can improve by watching Alexis Sanchez.
The 19-year-old was talking to the Daily Star about how Alexis is acting in training, after the Chilean’s failed move to Manchester City in the summer. Reine Adelaide doesn’t seem to think there’s a problem, however.
“He’s very good and working hard. He’s a great character and we expect that. All the players like him. As a player we can all watch him and get better,” he said. Reine-Adelaide also revealed the players who give him the most advice, as he continues his journey to the first-team.
“Coquelin, because he’s a French player, is always talking to me. Welbeck as well talks to me a lot. They’re all nice to me because obviously I’m one of the youngest.
“I’m excited to get games but, but it’s not very important at the moment. What’s most important is to progress as a player and we’ll see after that.”
Francis Coquelin and Danny Welbeck are good mentors for Reine-Adelaide, in my opinion. Coquelin has the experience of coming through the youth ranks to play in the first-team, while Welbeck knows what it takes to win titles, having won every domestic trophy.
As for game-time, the teenager has seen opportunities limited so far, but it’s good to hear he’s not letting that get him down. Reine-Adelaide made the bench for the match against FC Köln and has made four appearances for the u23s.
This week could provide further chances. He may be in the Europa League squad for Thursday’s trip to Red Star Belgrade.
Joe Willock was given some game-time against BATE Borisov, so maybe this time it’ll be Reine-Adelaine’s turn. Arsenal have a perfect record in the competition after two games.