Tyreece John-Jules is set to miss a month of football after picking up a hamstring injury in the build-up to Tuesday’s match against Nottingham Forest.
After strong form for the u23s and an injury to Alexandre Lacazette, John-Jules was widely expected to start in the League Cup this week. Sadly, the news filtered through on matchday that he’d picked up an injury and would have to be replaced.
Daily Cannon have learned that John-Jules was indeed set to play against Forest, but he felt something in his hamstring the day before the game. He had a fitness test on matchday and Arsenal decided to leave him out for further testing.
The young striker went for a scan on Wednesday which showed a slight hamstring tear, leaving him out for a month.
The injury was awful timing for a promising teenager in good form, but the positive side of the situation was the way Unai Emery handled it. The head coach assured John-Jules he’ll get chances in the future, so now it’s just about focusing on getting fit again.
John-Jules was recently handed a long-term contract extension by Arsenal, but he’s waiting on his first senior competitive appearance for the club. The striker did score in a friendly against Al-Nasr in Dubai this year and assisted Eddie Nketiah’s winner against Bayern Munich in pre-season.
We wish Tyreece the best with his recovery and hope to see him on the pitch in Emery’s side very soon!