Arsenal and Ipswich Town have confirmed that Tyreece John-Jules will spend the season on loan with the League One side, bringing a swift resolution to any speculation around his future this summer.
John-Jules told the Ipswich website: “I’m excited to get started. I’ve been thinking about it for a while but I’m sure I’ve made the right decision.
“I had a meeting with the manager [Kieran McKenna] and people around me, and they had nothing but positive things to say about the Club.
“I want to help the team as much as possible, and contribute with as many goals and assists as I can. Hopefully, by doing that, I’ll help the team get back to where they need to be.”
Manager McKenna then gave his thoughts on the deal, saying: “There’s a lot to admire in Tyreece’s game. He’s someone I’ve known and followed throughout his youth career at Arsenal and in the England setup.
“He’s a really talented and versatile forward who can play in a number of different positions. He has a really high technical level and can play off of both feet.
“If he can get a consistent run of form, then he is an extremely talented player with very high potential. We’re very excited to have him on board.”
It’s certainly a case of getting out there as much as possible for John-Jules. This is the striker’s fifth loan spell, but he only made it to 10 starts in one of the previous four loans due to injury setbacks.
The 21-year-old showed a lot of talent during his spell with the Arsenal u23s, scoring goals but also displaying a good awareness of everything else that’s required from a striker.
Ideally, this loan will kickstart that same kind of form in senior football, but the priority is simply playing regularly.
At the very least, it’s good news to get the move sorted so early in the summer. John-Jules will now be able to build up to the new campaign alongside his new teammates before they kick off on July 30th against Bolton Wanderers.
Source: Daily Cannon.