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Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Jeff Reine-Adelaide's performance

Arsenal's Jeff Reine Adelaide in action in the FA Youth Cup

Exciting Arsenal youngster divided opinion in clash with Southampton.

It is 18 months since French youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide wowed Arsenal fans with a sensational performance at the Emirates Cup.

The teenager was given a start in last night's EFL Cup clash against Southampton, and it did not go to plan.

Arsenal's Jeff Reine-Adelaide in actionArsenal's Jeff Reine-Adelaide in action

The day when he made Wolfsburg's Kevin de Bruyne look silly seemed a long way away, with Reine-Adelaide lacking the quality in possession he did on his pre-season debut.

If anything he was too confident, giving the ball away and unable to threaten the Southampton defence.

Southampton's Sofiane Boufal in action with Arsenal's Jeff Reine-AdelaideSouthampton's Sofiane Boufal in action with Arsenal's Jeff Reine-Adelaide

By half-time Southampton were 2-0 up and Reine-Adelaide was substituted after an hour, coming off for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

While too early to judge the 18-year-old, Reine-Adelaide's raw display was a reminder that it is too early for Arsene Wenger to expect him to make an impact against an accomplished team in a competitive fixture.

It didn't help with Wenger selecting him as part of a rotated side rather than letting Reine-Adelaide loose alongside Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, with summer signing Lucas Perez failing to step up.

Here is a look at how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...

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