Tyreece John-Jules speaks on Arsenal future after fifth loan spell
Arsenal striker Tyreece John-Jules has expressed his frustration over regularly going on loan.
The 22-year-old spent the season in League One with Ipswich Town, scoring thrice in 21 appearances.
The Gunners academy graduate spent the first half of last season in the Championship with Blackpool before moving to Sheffield Wednesday in January.
John-Jules started his loan spells in 2019-20, linking up with Lincoln City in January 2020.
He spent 2020-21 on loan with Doncaster Rovers, registering his best return in front of goal with five strikes in 21 games.
John-Jules is entering the last 12 months of his deal and is keen to have his future quickly sorted.
“I’ve got one year left on my contract at Arsenal,” the Englishman said on The Beautiful Game.
“I’ve had five loans now and each one feels like you’re getting further from the first team.
“That said, my boy [Folarin] Balogun is ripping it up on loan at the moment [at Reims] and I’d say he’s getting closer. I guess everyone has their own path. Right now I’m just trying to get back fit for the start of pre-season.
“Talks will have to happen at some point – whether I stay, go out on loan or leave on a permanent. I just want to settle somewhere, whether that’s signing a new contract with Arsenal or going somewhere else on a permanent.
“I think it’s time to settle down and just focus and chill instead of hopping from loan to loan. It’s difficult and it’s draining travelling to all these places.. Settling and focusing on one team would be ideal, whether that’s Arsenal or somewhere else. I’m all ears. I want to hear every side and I will pick the best option for me.”
John-Jules has a very slim chance of forcing himself into Mikel Arteta’s first-team anytime soon.
He has been unable to establish himself as a prolific forward during his loan spells, but clubs in League One will be interested in recruiting his services.
Arsenal have a chance to earn a decent fee by selling the Westminster-born forward this summer.
John-Jules is yet to make his official debut for the north London club and is unlikely to ever do so.
However, he will be keen to prove himself going forward and become a Premier League star.