Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide has left the club to Ligue 1 side Angers SCO in a permanent deal, following a loan spell with the club earlier this year.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide signed for Arsenal in July 2015 from Ligue 2 side Racing Club Lens, where he played in the youth and reserve sides. He made 8 first-team appearances over the past three seasons. In the 2016/17 campaign, the France youth international played in all 3 of Arsenal’s League Cup matches before becoming a key player in their under-23 squad.

The 20-year-old was left out of the squad for Arsenal’s pre-season tour in Singapore. The omission was understandable in a way as other more promising Arsenal youngsters like Emile Smith-Rowe, Reiss Nelson, Edward Nketiah, Joseph Willock and Jordi Osei-Tutu all made the flight to Singapore.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “We would like to wish Jeff all the best for the future.”

While his previous stint in France was short, the young Frenchman showed enough promise to convince the club that a permanent move would be worthwhile for all involved. 

He made 10 appearances for the French side during the second half of last season after joining on loan on the deadline day of the winter transfer window helping them finish 14th, four points above the relegation play-off spot.

The youngster tweeted out an emotional response to his transfer, thanking the fans from North London.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide said:Hello Arsenal fans, I am leaving Arsenal FC. I have made friends at Arsenal, but most importantly, I would like to dedicate this to Arsenal fans who have always supported me. I have the opportunity to show you what I can do on the pitch. You Gunners will always stay in my heart!”

Angers face Nimes in the opening fixture of the French league on 11th August.

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