Arsenal have recalled Miguel Azeez and Tyreece John-Jules, but the pair are among three more players the club plan to ship out this month.

Tyreece John-Jules of Blackpool FC is surrounded by Niall Huggins of Sunderland AFC and Jack Diamond of Sunderland AFC during the EFL Carabao Cup match between Blackpool and Sunderland at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, England on 24 August 2021. Copyright: Malcolm Mackenzie
Tyreece John-Jules of Blackpool FC is surrounded by Niall Huggins of Sunderland AFC and Jack Diamond of Sunderland AFC during the EFL Carabao Cup match between Blackpool and Sunderland at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, England on 24 August 2021. Copyright: Malcolm Mackenzie

Miguel Azeez and Tyreece John-Jules have had their loan spells officially terminated in the last couple of days, but they’re not expected to stick around for long.

Mark Mann-Bryans reports that both are expected to leave for other clubs before the end of January – presumably on loan.

That has a knock-on effect in the meantime, as it means Arsenal can’t select either of them for match action. FIFA rules prevent playing for three clubs in one season, so if Arsenal use them, they can no longer go out on loan.

James Benge confirms that Arsenal plan to loan John-Jules this month, and adds that the club have been assessing their options with him for some time.

In addition to those two players, Mann-Bryans added that Sead Kolasinac’s departure is now also close to fruition. Chris Wheatley reported that Kolasinac was undergoing a medical on Tuesday. That move has since been confirmed.

Sead Kolasinac back in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Sead Kolasinac back in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

For the time being, the other two players count towards Arsenal’s count for available outfielders for the postponement rules, but that’s not going to be relevant after this weekend anyway.

Following the Burnley clash, Arsenal don’t play again until February 10th, at which point they’ll be approaching a full squad as all the current injuries, AFCON absences, and suspensions clear up.

For the time being, Arsenal have brought in as many eligible outfielders (John-Jules, Azeez, Dinzeyi) than they’ve loaned (Balogun, Maitland-Niles, KolaĊĦinac) so the club can’t be accused of loaning players purely to fudge the numbers.

That would obviously be a terrible strategy anyway.

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