Arsenal’s Jeff Reine-Adelaide is set for a spell on the sidelines, with the youngster poised to miss around two months through injury.
The French winger has made an impressive start to life in North London since joining the club from Lens in the summer, but he suffered a serious-looking injury in the recent U21 fixture away to Newcastle United and has now been informed that he will be out for a prolonged period.
The news will be disheartening for the 17-year-old, who would otherwise have been in contention to make his competitive first-team debut against Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup this week.
It isn’t currently clear exactly what side Arsene Wenger will field at White Hart Lane, but Alex Iwobi, Krystian Bielik, Julio Pleguezuelo, Glen Kamara and Matt Macey are the youngsters who are currently closest to the first-team squad and some of them could train with the senior side tomorrow.
*Info via Andy’s Arsenal U18’s.