Khayon Edwards has confirmed that his season has been cut short by injury, amid speculation about his future at Arsenal.
Arsenal’s top scorer this season from the u18s and up, Khayon Edwards has unfortunately confirmed that his season has been “cut short by injury”.
The striker adds that he’s now “ready for what’s next”, as speculation about a possible departure grows.
Edwards scored 21 goals between the Arsenal u18s, u21s, and u23s this season, as well as assisting five.
The striker began the season purely playing at u18 level, but he earned an increasing number of call-ups in the older age groups as the campaign went on.
After dropping back down for an u18 fixture against Reading in late February – in which he scored that 21st goal – Edwards was ruled out of the following games before learning that his season is now over.
The focus now turns to Edwards’ future at Arsenal. Daily Cannon previously reported that Arsenal have been pushing to tie the striker down to a new deal to 2025, with his current contract expiring this summer.
There’s lots of outside interest in the player, and though Edwards ideally wants to stay, he’s yet to reach an agreement with the club.
Having already turned 18, Edwards will be ineligible for u18 football next campaign. If he doesn’t see a pathway into the u23s, that’s obviously going to impact his decision.
Mika Biereth, Nikolaj Moller, and Folarin Balogun may or may not be taking up spots in that u23 side next season. They’ll all hope to be on loan or in the first team, but that may not be the case. So there’s plenty of uncertainty right now.