Khayon Edwards has been out of action for the Arsenal u21s with a hamstring injury, and he’s hoping to rejoin the side in the next couple of weeks.

Khayon Edwards scores against Boreham Wood (Photo via Edwards on Instagram)
Khayon Edwards scores against Boreham Wood (Photo via Edwards on Instagram)

18-year-old Arsenal striker Khayon Edwards made a strong start to the u21 season, scoring twice and assisting once in his opening three games of the Premier League 2 campaign. But the teenager has now missed the last four games through injury.

Daily Cannon understands that Edwards had a setback with a hamstring injury, with Arsenal keeping him out of action as a precaution.

The problem had been affecting Edwards since pre-season, and Arsenal eventually made the decision to give him some time off to rest and recover ahead of a long season.

The good news is that Edwards feels fine at the moment. He’s back running again, and in the next couple of weeks, he should be back with the squad.

With a few of Arsenal’s other young strikers going on loan, Edwards should be the u21s’ first-choice centre-forward when he’s fit this season.

Khayon Edwards signs his new contract (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)
Khayon Edwards signs his new contract in May (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Fellow academy forward Nathan Butler-Oyedeji has found some goalscoring form in Edwards’ absence, keeping Arsenal’s early PL2 title charge going.

Hopefully, that takes some of the pressure off rushing Edwards back, and he can return to the side when he’s ready.

With the u21s competing in the Premier League 2, the EFL Trophy, the Premier League Cup, and the Premier League International Cup, it’s going to be a very busy season with plenty of games on offer.

Resting Edwards now as a precaution could be a big help for Mehmet Ali’s side further down the line.