John-Jules boosts chances of first-team involvement with brace

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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.

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

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Cygans Parting
Cygans Parting

He’s playing well so deserves a chance to play in the league cup plus the Europa League. We’ll need to rest Auba and using John-Jules and Folarin Balogun sparingly in the right fixtures will help us cope without Laca and also give these young lads the chances that their form merritt’s.

Andreas
Andreas

I agree! They must be category B players? Team them up with Martinelli and give it a go!

Abhi
Abhi

Agree with you but I have a bad feeling we’re going to see auba leading line against Frankfurt.. Emery.. Sigh

Francesc
Francesc

#WengerIn

Dave M
Dave M

Might be time to move on…

don’t forget
don’t forget

Jeorge, love your content, I have one idea for these articles you do for Arseblog news, if Arseblog allows, could you link the player’s page on your wordpress site about the player that the article is about? After reading this I was wondering how old John Jules is and how he did last year, your site is usually a great place for this information. Just a suggestion, thanks!

Rich
Rich

A point in Germany with largely a second string would be a decent result.

Emery under pressure, but it’s the Villa game he must win, our performances have been disappointing, but I think the fallout has been a bit OTT.

I wasn’t expecting anything but a real scrap for 4th this season, I said that Ceballos and Pepe would need a few months to settle in, and it’ll be the same with Tierney, Bellerin and Holding when they come back.

We’re a club in transition, transitions take time, and are sometimes painful, I don’t see the point in bashing Emery, because I don’t think Raul will blink if he thinks a decision needs to be made, but we’re not anywhere near that point yet.

Emery has experience, and unless an obvious candidate shows up? Or we completely fall away? Then I think when we make a move, it’s all about timing, we don’t want or need a revolving door of managers, when we make our next move, let’s make it the right one.

Ace Boogie
Ace Boogie

I certainly agree with this at some level. I think the biggest frustration though is after a season and 5 games, there is still no visible improvement or style of play. Even Klopp’s early years where they were struggled, he put a system in place immediately and started getting players to fit that system. Same with Pep, I know he has unlimited funds, but the idea is the same, he had a system, they struggled early on but once he got the players it’s paid dividends. With Emery, he chops and changes so much there is no continuity in the side in terms of style, system, or personnel. If there were, I’d be much more willing to say he deserves more time. Also, other than Pool and City, we should not really be changing our way of playing against anyone else in the league. Maybe slightly adjust heat and there to the other 3 sides in the top 6, but certainly not lowly Watford.. just my opinion though. COYG

CharlieGeorge
CharlieGeorge

I agree with this and would go further. The top teams across Europe – and even those at CL quarters/semis level like Dortmund, have a defined style which may be adapted slightly depending on opposition but they arrive at each match saying “this is who we are, this is what we do”, it’s a confidence in a system and belief in your own quality that we don’t have.

We are in a period of transition, but we have the quality in our squad to play the game the way arsenal should be playing with greater success than Wolves and even Norwich, who had the balls to play their way, even against City.

Ultimately I’d choose glorious failure, obstinate belief in a “philosophy” that we can be proud of over the meek, mindless and joyless football we’re playing at the moment.

The only “philosophy” we currently follow is playing out from the back, but theres nothing swashbuckling about our play beyond that risky ploy and its tiresome. I firmly believe we should be better.

snagger
snagger

The good youngsters need to go out on loan and work with real men and see how a good dressing room works. Rather than being exposed to one where the senior professionals are scared and are more worried about the playlist of tunes rather than the playing.

N10
N10

Look at Eddie

Leon
Leon

We have some great young players coming through.
Its just a shame we have a muppet for a manager that believes Arsenal are better served playing “experienced” players who consistently make the same mistakes over and over again.
Would love to see Nelson, Smith Rowe, Nketiah and Jules given the opportunity but know we are doomed to see Ozil, Xhaka, Sokratis and Luiz fuck it up every game…

Snagger
Snagger

What these young players need is a loan spell with a well disciplined team with real men in the dressing room and not be tainted by our scared senior pros. A team more worried about the playlist than playing.

Cacho
Cacho

Ahh yes, that must be it, they simply don’t care! It’s either the playlist like you said (infernal Lil’ Uzi Vert!!!!!), or their “whips” or their haircuts, am I right? Go write for the Sun

Snagger
Snagger

An apologist for these self confessed cowards. Should the fledglings be tarnished by their lack of spirit and fragile confidence. Let them fly and learn new ideas gain new worldy experience and return to replace these shadows of men that guild their pockets without the toil of their forebears. (u won’t get that in the sun)

Elliott
Elliott

I agree with every word. Thanks for expressing my thoughts buddy.

Man
Man

Keen to see him play so that our increasing number of blowhard fans can abuse him for not scoring a hat trick on his debut

Spursarewank

I think Tyreece has all the ingredients to become a top forward. He has the pace, physicality, movement and the right technique. We must make sure that we give him the right pathway and learning under the wing of Pierre and Alexandre to develop those instincts even further.

N10
N10

Great news, huge talent.

Andreas
Andreas

I really fear that due to our current predicament in the league we will field too strong a team on thursday to compensate for the failure against Watford. But I think last season showed that wins in the Euro League group stage does not provide much insights into the progress of the team. As Blogs wrote, we should really focus on the game on Sunday.

I hope we rest Aubameyang and only play senior players who need the match to become fitter/sharper (perhaps Pepe). Fringe players who have not played much and youngsters should be the way to go.

Santori
Santori

We can’t bee too complacent either.

A balance approach is right.

we need to fix certain things at the back and this game gives us opportunity to try something different. I really hope to see a 3 at the back with

Holding/Luiz……Sokratis……Chambers.

UP top we can afford a bit more experiment with younger players.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Watch Emery play a full team on Thurs to try and save face. JJ won’t even get a look in. Then watch it backfire spectacularly as we likely lose and pick up a couple of key injuries. The guy is a tool.

Santori
Santori

Don’t think so.

It will be a mix.

I think there is some merit though to playing first team members at Cback and try out say a back 3 given Holding has yet to convince in reserves and has to work back in, Chambers, Sokratis (Luiz and Mustafi poor at back 4 better in a back 3)

We need to work to our current assets at the back which aren’t the best.

BUT it will be useful for us to get things right on Thursday defensively for the weekend.

Up top, we can afford more younger players to blood in with smith-Rowe, JJ, Martinelli as well all in frame not to mention Reis and Pepe still need some game time (Pepe for familiarisation)

They don’t have to play the full 90, some sensible rotation this time will help.

para
para

Are we 100% sure that Emery selects the team? I’m not so sure anymore about that.

Andreas
Andreas

What gives you a different impresssion?

Santori
Santori

I know…weird conjecture.

I hope Unai works on defensive issues against Frankfurt for the weekend.

So would like to see him try out say a back 3 (if for a period of the game) with Holding/Luiz……….Sokratis………….Chamber

A 3-4-1-2 will provide for opportunity to play Smith-Rowe (in rotation with Cebellos) in the playmaker role and have Pepe upt op for a spell to continue his familiarisation with his teammates

A switch to a 4-3-3 can then have Nelson in on the wide position with say JJ up top and maybe Martinelli on other flank.

Midfield needs a bit of work as well.

Ina 3-4-1-2, we have more leeway to play without Granit and with a rotating fidget spinner trio in Willock…..Guendouzi/Torreira at the base and Cebellos or Smith-Rowe as mention higher up taking turns to rotate and drop or push forward.

Santori
Santori

This young man is looking very impressive.

I am more than excited by him being included into first team.

He is a very mature player for his age and creative plus has a good frame for the CF role.

Scored some brilliant goals for the U23s

I think he deserves a start. We lack someone who can hold the ball up and distribute. JJ can develop into this player.

Very exciting talent IMO.

Katiguta Wilberforce
Katiguta Wilberforce

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