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Arsenal loanee unlikely to play again this season after severe injury

Promising young Arsenal striker who is highly rated by Mikel Arteta has suffered a season-ending injury while on loan

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Arsenal have received a big blow with an injury setback for young striker Tyreece John-Jules who is currently on loan at Derby County.

The young Arsenal striker is set to miss the remainder of the season due to a severe hamstring injury. The injury not only puts an end to his loan stint with Derby County but also adds to the challenges he faced during his injury-plagued campaign with the Rams.

John-Jules, who managed only 14 appearances during his loan period in League One, suffered the season-ending setback shortly after extending his loan with Derby County. The injury has necessitated an operation, and the player is currently undergoing rehabilitation at Arsenal.

Derby County manager Paul Warne expressed his pessimism about John-Jules returning to the field this season, stating, “I don’t think he will play again this season,” Warne told BBC Radio Derby. “He has had an operation and is having rehab at Arsenal at the moment, so I don’t think we will see him again this season.”

Arsenal striker Tyreece John-Jules

Arsenal striker Tyreece John-Jules has sustained a season-ending injury on loan at Derby County (Image credit: Getty Images)

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The unfortunate development comes just as the 22-year-old striker seemed to be finding his form, scoring two goals in two games upon his return to fitness in late November.

Despite John-Jules being perceived as “the player Derby have been missing” by Warne, caution was exercised when managing the player’s fitness, especially given his injury history. The manager expressed his disappointment for John-Jules, acknowledging the positive impact the player had when on the pitch.

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“He’s deadly in the box, but he’s just strong and he gives us something different. If he keeps performing and staying fit, obviously I would like him to stay at the club,” Warne mentioned. The manager had high hopes for John-Jules, believing he could fill a crucial role for the team.

Since January 2020, John-Jules has been on loan to various clubs, including Doncaster, Blackpool, Ipswich, and most recently, Derby. The 22-year-old striker has returned to Arsenal for recovery and rehabilitation following surgery on his hamstring, leaving his immediate playing future uncertain.

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