John-Jules ready to push on further after signing new deal

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Tyreece John-Jules has signed a new contract with Arsenal yesterday, and it will be intriguing to see what lies in store for the youngster this season.

Firstly, it is worth recapping how John-Jules got to this stage, with the forward having concluded last season in spectacular fashion – the highlight being his strike for the first-team in Al-Nasr in Dubai.

The 18-year-old was also hugely impressive for the U23s as he progressed under the guidance of Freddie Ljungberg, who will undoubtedly have informed Unai Emery of the quality that John-Jules possesses.

Usually deployed as a striker but also capable of operating on either flank or as a number ten, John-Jules isn’t quite as clinical as Eddie Nketiah, but is superior at linking up play and is very hard working.

Having featured for the first-team in pre-season, the next step for John-Jules is surely to make his competitive debut for the senior side, something which should happen very soon indeed.

Then, depending on the circumstances surrounding the club’s other strikers, there is a possibility that John-Jules could head out on his first loan spell in January, which will help to provide more of a gauge of the level that he is currently at.

With Nketiah likely to head out on loan, John-Jules will be eager to stake his claim for frequent involvement with the squad, and if he continues to progress then he could well fulfil that objective.

John-Jules has worked hard to get to this stage, but, as he acknowledges, there is still much more for him to do in his quest to make the grade at Arsenal.

Jeorge Bird is the author of www.arsenalyouth.wordpress.com Follow him on Twitter @jeorgebird

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Kentish Gooner
Kentish Gooner

Good luck to the lad!

Don Cazorleone
Don Cazorleone

Is he related to Danny?

Kanu Believe It
Kanu Believe It

I believe he’s the Cat’s nephew.

Curiosity
Curiosity

Anybody have ideas on why we are not going after Ryan Sessegnon for left back if Tierney apparently has so many health issues?

HelderHughes
HelderHughes

Curiosity killed the relevance…

Curiosity
Curiosity

Ya but taking another player that sp*rs are interested in sounds amazing plus he’s a good player

Ya gooner
Ya gooner

Is he a right back, I’m sire he played right wing for fulham.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

Surely loaning Eddie and TJJ would be one too many? One of them needs to stay surely or we are a striker light, no?

Forest gooner
Forest gooner

In Nketiah, JJ, Nelson, ESR, Willock, Guendouzi, Saka, Martinelli we possess extraordinary talent in midfield and in forward area.. Even if we can nurture half of them into first team starting XI, our decade will be secured.

SB Still
SB Still

Assuming we don’t lose them to one of the continental big clubs on the same level as us i.e. Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern. Apparently the last one is already interested in Willock (source: skysports)!

Arsenala Vista Baby
Arsenala Vista Baby

We can sell them, as it is part of the business model, but please no more free releases for top players or an ungrateful Van Pu$$y to Manu for £24m. Imagine we receive something like £100m or £80mil for a defender.. Are we never entitled for that?

Runzac
Runzac

Add Saliba, Holding and hopefully Tierney. Future is bright indeed

Matt
Matt

this image looks like a fifa reproduction!
Best of luck to him!

Santori
Santori

I think he is pushing Nketiah (as will Martinelli)

Martinelli looks like he may have some (limited) role to play on the wings for the moment.

JJ has size and height to his advantage over Nketiah.

He’s still prob a season or so away from being truly competitive but defo a prospect. And we do need a bit of height and presence as an alternative from the bench as impact sub.

Personally I thought Nketiah did quite a lot to justify being included within first team but if he goes on loan (ala Akpom), JJ may get a shot I suppose (or Martinelli)