Jeff Reine-Adelaide is back in training after an injury scare in Friday’s u23s match against Derby County.

Jeorge Bird revealed that Reine-Adelaide took part in the first-team training session ahead of Arsenal’s League Cup quarter-final against West Ham United.

There were worries the 19-year-old had picked up a knock, after he was withdrawn in the 69th minute of Friday’s match, but these now appear to have been dispelled.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Arsenal’s Jeff Reine Adelaide (L) vies with Southampton’s English midfielder Harrison Reed during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary’s in Southampton, southern England on January 28, 2017. Picture: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

The French u19 international was playing his second game in a week against Derby, after starting and assisting against Manchester City u23s a few days earlier.

But given the City match was his first since mid-October after an injury left him sidelined, it’s important to keep him from suffering a recurrence of the same problem.

Hopefully the midfielder can put this scare behind him now, and focus on pushing for first-team opportunities. The former Lens man has been limited to a couple of appearances on the bench in the Europa League, but he’s yet to get any game-time with the senior side.

Unfortunately, the timing of his injury cut out all four games in the middle of the Europa League group stage, which is when many of his fellow academy teammates got chances.

It remains to be seen if he’s fit enough to be involved against West Ham this evening.

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