The injury to Alexandre Lacazette means that an extra spot could be available for a young attacker in first-team training sessions and cup games.
Judging by his display for Arsenal U23s against Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Tyreece John-Jules is determined to prove to Unai Emery that he deserves to be given chances to impress.
John-Jules scored both of Arsenal’s goals as Steve Bould’s side came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1, and the young attacker has started the season in very encouraging form indeed.
The Hale End product has featured for the first-team in various friendly fixtures but is still awaiting his chance in a competitive game.
That could well change soon, with John-Jules surely likely to be involved in some capacity when Arsenal start their Carabao Cup campaign with a home game against Nottingham Forest later this month.
John-Jules is best suited to playing up front but can also be effective on either flank or in the number ten position, with his linkup play of a very high standard.
The step up to senior level will be a significant one and John-Jules may well take some time to adapt, but he certainly deserves a chance having performed so well at youth level.