In 2019, Arsenal handed Tyreece John-Jules a new deal after impressing at the club and now the youngster is off on loan for the 20/21 season.
The then 18-year-old, who is the nephew of actor Danny John-Jules, signed his first Arsenal contract in 2018 but due to his improvement, was handed better terms by the club in 2019.
He scored six goals with two assists in 17 games for the u23s in 18/19 from a forward position.
Speaking at the start of July 2019, John-Jules, said he was hopeful of making his competitive debut that season.
“It was a good experience to get back on the pitch, I’ve missed playing for Arsenal out there and it was all about getting fitness and recovery today and I was delighted to get two goals,” he said after an Arsenal XI had played Boreham Wood.
“[I’m aiming to] stay injury free and keep my fitness up and hopefully get a chance in the first team, and if I do, take it. Hopefully, I can make my competitive debut this season and be a strong part of the under-23s team and then kick on.”
In case you missed the game, here are Arsenal’s goals from today. Very composed finishes from Matt Smith and @tyreecejj9.pic.twitter.com/j8bPDZY18S
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) July 6, 2019
Although he played for the first team when they travelled to Dubai in March 2019, he has yet to feature in a competitive match but should see chances this season in the Europa League and EFL Cup if Arsenal haven’t just renewed his contract ahead of sending him out on loan.
- This article was first published on 5 August 2019 and updated on 14 August to reflect Tyreece John-Jules’ upcoming loan move.