Tyreece John-Jules scored his second goal in four days on Friday, netting for the u23s against West Ham after his senior debut goal in the friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC.
John-Jules started to turn some heads among Arsenal supporters with a goal for the first team after coming off the bench in Dubai. It was a calm and clinical finish after typical hard work to win the ball in the first place.
The young striker was back with the u23s on Friday night though, playing the rearranged Premier League 2 fixture against West Ham. Seemingly inspired by his midweek goal, the 18-year-old was on top form, and he pounced on another defensive mistake before firing in off the near post:
The goal was just one element of a truly impressive display on the night though. The striker’s touch was excellent, taking the weight off overhit passes to bring teammates into play, or twisting his body to hit a half-volleyed first-time pass into someone in space.
The forward had one improvised backheel effort well saved, and he found the net on another occasion when he was just offside. Hopefully, this first-team cameo has given him the confidence and motivation to reach a new level.
John-Jules has 13 goals and seven assists in 25 youth games this season, but only five of those goals came at u21/u23 level, with the rest for the u18s. That’s what he needs to work on improving in the remainder of the season, as the rest of his game is already top class.