Jeff Reine Adelaide and Krystian Bielik: Arsenal have two of world's 50 best young players, says study

Two Arsenal youngsters have been named in a study of the world's best 50 young footballers.

The Guardian have named Arsenal's Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Krystian Bielik as two of the 50 most promising players in world football.

The study lists the top 50 prospects born in 1998, split into countries, with Bielik named as Poland's best prospect, and Reine-Adelaide as one of the three top Frenchman on the list.

Only one other Premier League based player features, Manchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah, while a player Tottenham surprisingly sold to Wolfsburg in the summer, Ismail Azzaoui, is also on the list.

The recognition adds more value to the Gunners' duo's reputations, and also underlines the excellent scouting Arsenal have done over the last year, with Bielik signed from Legia Warsaw and Reine-Adelaide from Lens.

Reine-Adelaide starred in pre-season at The Emirates Cup, and is able to play out wide or up front. Like Bielik, he still awaits his debut.

Bielik was brought in back in January as a defensive midfielder, but it has been at centre-back where he has been playing for the under-21s in recent weeks.

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