Arsenal youngster Tyreece John-Jules was a star for Doncaster Rovers at the weekend in their win against Northampton Town.
The 19-year-old joined Arsenal when he was just eight and has worked his way up. He had an excellent season for the development squad last term where he scored eight goals from his 13 appearances for us in the Premier League 2 and EFL Trophy, as well as spending a loan spell with League One side Lincoln City.
His spell with the Imps came to a sad end after an injury and he returned to Arsenal after just seven games there. He joined Doncaster earlier this summer, but injuries again played a prominent part.
John-Jules returned to the squad after two months on Saturday and he caught the eye immediately. The teenager scored a goal with a fantastic chip and remained a constant threat throughout the game.
Doncaster Free Press raved about the striker in their match review. They described his performance as energetic and gave him a 7/10 rating – higher than most others who featured in the game.
His review read: “A sublime chip for a goal will be the highlight of the day for a striker but he turned in an energetic performance on his first start for a couple of months. He made smart runs into gaps to give Rovers real threat as they took control after the sending off.”
John-Jules will be hoping to stay fit for the remainder of the season. He is a fantastic prospect with immense potential, and there is no doubt that he will go on to become a fantastic player in the future.
Arsenal Insider’s view:
Tyreece John-Jules is highly-rated by everyone at Arsenal. He was named in the first-team squad for last season’s home matches against Chelsea in the Premier League, the FA Cup third round clash with Leeds United and also in the Community Shield win over Liverpool earlier this season.
His path to the first team is a very difficult one at the moment. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are all ahead of him in the pecking order, while Folarin Balogun is also gunning for a spot in the senior team.
However, a good spell with Doncaster this term followed by another loan move next season to a Championship club will give him the chance to impress, and it’s up to him to show that he is ready for the big step into the Arsenal squad.