Blackpool announced the signing of Arsenal youngster Tyreece John-Jules on a season-long loan deal yesterday and fans of the Tangerine club are really excited about the prospect of seeing him in action next term.
The youngster has been at Arsenal ever since he was eight. He has excelled in almost every age group he has ever played in, and it’s now time for him to make his mark out on loan before potentially breaking into our first team.
John-Jules joined Doncaster Rovers on loan last season but injuries really troubled him there. He missed a little over a month early in the campaign due to a thigh problem, before being ruled out for four months after tearing his hamstring at the start of this year.
However, he still managed to be directly involved in eight goals in just 13 starts in League One. That is a really impressive record, but he’ll be in the Championship next season, and that is definitely a tougher test.
Blackpool fans, however, seem really excited about John-Jules. The Tangerines had another Arsenal player in Daniel Ballard on loan last season, and the young defender became a huge fan favourite there.
If John-Jules can perform as well as Ballard did, he will surely become a hero as well, and that can only be good news for Arsenal in the future. Here’s how a few Blackpool fans reacted to signing the 20-year-old on loan.