John-Jules’ return gives Arsenal U23s a major boost

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Arsenal U23s have found victories difficult to come by of late, and they drew 1-1 away to Manchester City on Saturday.

Although City have an impressive academy setup, their results at U23 level so far this season haven’t been of a particularly high standard, so Arsenal will have been frustrated not to have emerged with more than one point.

Perhaps more important than the result, however, was an incident that occurred in the 78th minute, with Tyreece John-Jules entering the fray in place of goalscorer Nathan Tormey.

John-Jules had been out for several weeks through injury, with Arsenal sorely missing his creativity, even though they weren’t short of attacking firepower with Folarin Balogun in the side.

Once he is fully sharp, John-Jules will provide Arsenal with an extremely useful extra option, with his versatility a great help to the side given that he can play up front, out wide or as a number ten.

His injury deprived John-Jules of the chance to make his competitive debut for the first-team against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup, but if he can prove his fitness over the next couple of weeks then he will surely have a chance to feature in one of the final Europa League group stage fixtures.

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

 

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Gana
Gana
3 months ago

Why worry about the development of a youth player when our fans don’t even care about our first team captain.

Santori
Santori
3 months ago
Reply to  Gana

Word

poldimacht
3 months ago
Reply to  Gana

Maybe you’re one of those fans who doesn’t care. I believe in the club. Not an over-inflated egotistical, mediocre player who just happened to get captaincy on a silver platter

Santori
Santori
3 months ago

Respect for Torreira. Clearly upset by the shite thrown up at Xhaka. Knock on effect will come home to roost and yet again these same fans will get thier just rewards. be careful for what you wish for. don’t like the captain so they think they can make the difference and change the situation just like they thought their pathetic fan protest pre-season really made ANY difference in summer plans. What it will do is deny us the full efforts of Xhaka and potentially other members. Who needs supporters like that. Your team is struggling and trailing, the captain isn’t… Read more »

GoonerDane
GoonerDane
3 months ago
Reply to  Santori

Why are you bringing this up in an article related to the u23’s and John-Jules?!