Frenchman reveals he wants to play in Arsenal midfield
Arsenal youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide has sent out a clear message to Arsene Wenger over the position he prefers to be played in.
The 19-year-old, who has occasionally been involved in first team games, joined the club’s youth ranks during the summer of 2015.
Adelaide usually features on the flanks when called upon by Wenger but the Frenchman insists he is meant to play as a central midfielder.
“I prefer to play in the middle of the park, as I feel most comfortable there,” Reine-Adelaide told Arsenal Player.
“I get more touches on the ball, which is good as I’m a playmaker and I like to create chances for the team. I can also play out wide, but my favourite position is in midfield.
“It helps cohesion in the squad when you have players who are comfortable in several positions and we have a few at the club who have that versatility.
“They bring a lot to our game. They can break through a defence, make all kinds of passes and also defend in various positions on the pitch so they offer a lot.
“We don’t always put ourselves in another player’s shoes. When you play in various positions you begin to appreciate the challenges of playing in different places on the pitch.”