Jeff Reine-Adelaide has seemed to hit out at Arsenal after leaving for the club for a new life with Angers.

The 20-year-old made the permanent switch last week and it seems he was not at all happy with how life was going at Arsenal, throwing a not-so-veiled dig at the club.

“It was hard for me to stay three years there, knowing that I was almost never playing and that I only participated in training,” he said. “It was a very complicated situation.

“It was not easy to leave Arsenal but the loan I made here last season from February to May weighed heavily.

“It’s a family club here, I needed that.”

It is that last line that is especially cutting from Jeff. Arsenal have always prided themselves on being a ‘family’ club where players feel part of the larger picture but it seems as if the Jeff was not feeling that sort of love at the club for reasons he does not go into.

Reine-Adelaide spent the second half of last season on loan with Angers but has now returned on a permanent basis.

He will wear the number 22 shirt.

The French youngster joined Arsenal from Lens in 2015 and big things were expected from him but he failed to make the step up despite impressing Arsenal fans during his brief cameos.

Reine-Adelaide played a total of 383 minutes for the Arsenal first team during his time at the club.

He has signed a four-year deal with Angers.