Arsenal have announced that Tyreece John-Jules has signed a new contract with the club.

The highly rated forward featured during the summer tour of the US, and the club have been keen to tie him down on improved terms for a while.

Having seen one of the Academy’s other bright stars, Xavier Amaechi, leave this summer for Hamburger SV, it’s good news that the 18 year old sees his immediate future in red and white.

He’s unlikely to see too much first team action next season, simply because of the array of attacking talent in the squad, but he could feature in the Europa League group stages, and at underage level he’ll look to build on the 16 goals he scored in all competitions last season.

A door might also open a bit if Eddie Nketiah leaves on loan, although Unai Emery has said he wants to keep the striker around as back up for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Best of luck to him.

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Marty1981
Marty1981

Defo one for the future! 🙂

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

Excellent. He looked good in pre-season. We have a really exciting batch of young midfielders and forwards – more than I can remember for a while.
It used to be one or two but now there are five or six.
Shame there’s not really meany defenders other than perhaps Medley, at the moment, that look like they could make the breakthrough.

Santori
Santori

Its always been the case. Gnabry before.

We always have young exciting talent…going forward.

Its defensive talent which we tend to lack.

And until you come across the fact that other clubs also have equally if not more young exciting talent, there is a tendency to also fall into a sense of self convinced delusion…taking nothing away from this young crop of potentials of course.

HelderHughes
HelderHughes

Hope you’re watching Amaechi…

Tim
Tim

Nothing wrong with what Amaechi did. All the power to the kids who decide to go and test themselves at Benfica, Wolfsburg, Barca etc like the Willock’s, McGuane’s and Amaechi’s from our club. Just cause they’ve left Arsenal doesn’t mean we can’t wish them well! It’s bravery and ambition on their part!

HelderHughes
HelderHughes

I feel there’s a certain petulance and arrogance that players such as Amaechi and Bielik demanding first team football way before their time. They forget so quickly that Arsenal have forged them into the players they are and usually their gambles don’t pay off.

Not wishing the kid a bad time. But walking away from the Arsenal is a bad move in my book and when he sees players he grew up with getting integrated into the first team, he may well regret his decision.

Sam
Sam

And what if they do not because all would not get integrated. Ask Chuba Akpom

HelderHughes
HelderHughes

Chuba had six loan spells during his time at Arsenal. We gave him more than enough time to impress and make a claim for a starting spot.

Bielik had one. Amaechi had none.

Sam
Sam

Balogun?

Tim
Tim

With so many kids impressing this pre-season, I think his talent has gone a little under the radar. Still, glad to hear he’s signed. Andrew and James suggested he was considering an exit at some point.

If anyone wants to see a golden photo, there’s a picture of him signing with Arsenal as a kid circulating on twitter!

Santori
Santori

Saka, John-Jules, Burton still on the young side and have time.

Smith-Rowe is the one no one is talking about bc most people unfortunately can only see what’s right in front of them and have memories of a gnat.

Jack
Jack

Duane Dibley?!

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Eddie was amazing during the preseason. Even against Lyon, he was causing problems with his movement, and even if he didn’t score, he was getting into those positions. So, I would definitely keep Eddie for this season, we will need him!

Santori
Santori

Mind you Akpom also impressed several pre-seasons so nothing is a given.

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

Good news, he looks a talent

Santori
Santori

Good to see we have a new batch of home grown and Academy products in first team :

Having culled the previous British core so ruthlessly, we now have 6-7 Nketiah, Nelson, Willock, AMN, Holding, Chambers (prob Smith-Rowe) in first team with Saka, Burton, John-Jules not far behind.

In terms of Academy we have 6-8 first team graduates in Bellerin, AMN, Martinez, Willock, Smith-Rowe, Nelson, Iwobi, Nketiah.

Yet some idiots still think we are a French team. Koscielny has served us well and is departing. We have Lacazette, Guendouzi (maybe a Cback coming in). That’s it.

In terms of age we have 4 – Sokratis, Ozil, Monreal, Auba in the late stage experienced category 29yrs and over (minus Mhkitaryan)

We have plenty of younger players 8 – Nketiah, Nelson, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Smith-Rowe, Cebellos, Willock, AMN, (minus Mavropanos, Saliba) in the U23

Then prime age (24-28) we have 10 – Laca, Pepe, Granit, Torreira, Kolasinac, Holding, Chambers, Bellerin, Leno, Martinez (minus Mustafi)

Decent balance.

Santori
Santori

There’s also Martinelli to add. Plenty of attacking prospect. I suspect both Pepe and Martinelli brought in with one eye on potential Laca or Auba departure/poaching next summer.

But Nketiah has competition and if we remember Akpom, nothing is certain yet.

EZD
EZD

“Yet some idiots still think” … there’s really no need to insult everyone who disagrees with you in every post.

Especially since the new “British core” you refer to barely played last year. AMN played 16 times in PL, Holding 10 times (due to injury – but he only played 12 times the year before), Nketiah has 5 appearances all as a sub, and the rest even less. I was pretty disappointed last year how little time Emery have to some of the academy grads.

Anyhow, let’s hope that Emery gives all the youngsters you mention a good chance this year, and some of them do really become part of the core of of the team. Realistically, not all of them will do so.