Report names four Arsenal academy products to follow Reine-Adelaide into first team
By Harry Sykes
Four Arsenal teenagers signed from overseas have the potential to follow Jeff Reine-Adelaide into the first-team squad, according to a report.
Website Football London claims the work of departing academy chief Andries Jonker could pay dividends in the coming years.
It is said that Jonker, who has agreed to become the Hamburg manager, brought some top quality talents to the Arsenal academy from overseas.
Football London name Donyell Malen, Vlad Dragomir, Kelechi Nwakali and Yassin Fortune as exciting youngsters who have the potential to join Reine-Adelaide in the first team set-up.
The report states Jonker did some impressive work behind the scenes at Arsenal even though the results of the Under-23s and Under-18s have been mixed during his three years at the helm.
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One player who has progressed through the ranks since moving from overseas is highly rated attacking midfielder Reine-Adelaide, 19, who has made six first-team appearances this season and eight in total for the club.
Dutch striker Malen, 18, French forward Fortune, 18, Nigerian attacking midfielder Nwakali, 18, and Romanian midfielder Dragomir, 17, are all tipped to make the same leap from the academy to the first team.
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