Tyreece John-Jules looks set to play a part in the FA Cup on Monday against Leeds United, after an early substitution with the u23s.
Tyreece John-Jules recently made Arsenal’s Premier League squad against Chelsea, but he’s still waiting for his competitive senior debut for the club. Now could be his chance.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are on the back of multiple matches in a row. Meanwhile, Arsenal are still easing Gabriel Martinelli back from a hamstring injury.
John-Jules started for the u23s against Derby County on Friday, but his early substitution strongly hinted at first-team involvement.
The striker had been playing well and he showed no signs of an injury. It was the u23s’ first game after the holiday and Arsenal needed a goal with 30 minutes to go.
In normal circumstances, there was no reason to take him off. Nonetheless, off he came in the 61st minute for Ben Cottrell.
Despite a hamstring injury earlier in the season, John-Jules is up to eight goals and three assists for the u23s so far.
The 18-year-old scored twice against Boreham Wood in pre-season, as well as providing the match-winning assist against Bayern Munich. Back in March, he scored the winning goal in the senior friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC.
Given his involvement in the squad against Chelsea under Arteta, it looks like a debut against Leeds is very much on the cards.