Arsenal's Tyreece John-Jules Scores Sensational Backheel Volley At The Emirates
Arsenal youngster Tyreece John-Jules announced himself to the Emirates Stadium faithful last night following a sublime backheel volley strike in an U-23s game against Everton.
The 18 year-old made a run into the box and anticipated a cross to sublimely backheel it first time and lob the ball over the Everton keeper into the net within the first five minutes.
Check out the strike below.
A backheel volley at the Emirates? Standard :punch:@TyreeceJJ9 :fire: pic.twitter.com/cNSgfgS3hD
- Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) August 23, 2019
Despite the wonder strike, Arsenal only ended up drawing the game 2-2.
Despite this, the scoreline will likely be overshadowed by the sublime skill from the young Englishman.
The forward is another bright prospect making his way through the Arsenal ranks.
One of those is Eddie Nketiah who is currently impressing out on loan at Leeds United.
Eddie Nketiah scored on his Leeds United debut in the League Cup. He then featured for the U23s, and scored. Last night, he was subbed on for his Championship debut & took just 4 minutes to find the net. He's such a natural goalscorer. He makes it look so easy. Huge talent.
- Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) August 22, 2019
Unai Emery has used academy graduates Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson & Ainsley Maitland-Niles this season.
Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka are also waiting in the wings.
John-Jules had an opportunity to impress during The Gunners preseason, making appearances against Bayern Munich & Fiorentina as well as netting a brace against Boreham Wood.
His backheel strike is being compared to former midfielder Aaron Ramsey's similar effort against CSKA Moscow a few years ago.
Presenting... your 2017/18 Goal of the Season :fire:
Congratulations @aaronramsey - what a finish :clap: pic.twitter.com/Ef8O6VOvY1
- Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 18, 2018
The current Juventus man lifted the roof off the Emirates Stadium with his dink over Igor Akinfeev as Arsenal romped to a 4-1 victory.
However, in a statement which will make us all feel rather old, John-Jules has previously said that his idol growing up is Arsenal icon Thierry Henry.
"Growing up, I idolised him because I used to follow him and Arsenal," he said after signing a new deal in February 2018 per football.london.
"He only took us for two sessions because I was at Hale End at the time, and then he came up here and started coaching the U-18s.
"He taught me about movement and timing, and obviously gave me tips on finishing when we did striker drills."
If his strike yesterday is anything to go by, it will be worth keeping an eye out for Tyreece John-Jules in the future.