Jeffrey began his career at Arsenal, joining the club’s academy at the age of eight. He had attracted the interest of Chelsea and Liverpool, but opted to sign for the club he supported.
Jeffery scored 20 goals from midfield for the U16 side, before playing regularly at U18 level while still on schoolboy terms. Jeffrey continued to play for the U18 side as a first-year scholar during the 2011–12 campaign, scoring six times in 19 appearances. He remained a regular feature for the youth side during the following season, playing twelve times in the U18 league, as well as scoring two goals in three games in the FA Youth Cup.
He also went on to make six further appearances in the NextGen Series, and also make his Arsenal U21 debut in a 0–0 draw against Blackburn Rovers in October 2012.
In March 2013, Jeffrey joined League One side Stevenage on loan for the remainder of the 2012–13 season making his professional debut in the club’s 1–0 home defeat to Bournemouth.
On the signing Wood Gaffer Ian Allinson Said “ Anthony will be a welcome addition, we have a very busy period of games coming up, he will go straight into the squad and with his pace and pedigree will trouble defenders at our level”..
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