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Wenger: Jeff isn't going anywhere

The young breakout star of the Emirates Cup is here to stay, at least for now.

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We've all enjoyed the football stylings of the young Jeff Reine-Adelaide over the past couple of days. Evidently Arsène Wenger has as well, because in his post-game talk with reporters after Arsenal's 1-0 win over Wolfsburg, he said that Jeff is going to be around for a while.

#JeffFC is only 17 years old (he was born in 1998, which is just insane to me), so I doubt he's going to be playing a major role with the first team on the field. We're probably not going to see him starting in the Champions League or anything, in other words. But he'll definitely get some time in the Capital One Cup, and he might get an appearance or two as a substitute in less crucial games. Either way, getting to work with the first team players will be a great learning experience for him, and if there's a player in there to grow, this is a good start. He can go on loan in winter as well, if Wenger sees fit.

Look forward to more JEFF in your future.