Year after racism incident and Arsenal starlet is training with first-team

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Jack Jebb has had an incident packed year - but he is putting it behind him and making in-roads to the Arsenal first-team.

Arsenal will have to make do without Jack Wilshere for the majority of the rest of the season after the England international suffered a broken foot whilst on international duty earlier in the month.

But for another young Jack, often compared to the first-teamer at The Emirates, he has managed to put recent problems behind him and push on - training with the first team this weekend as they prepare for the North London derby.

It is now a year since Jack Jebb was accused of using offensive racial language in an under-18 game against Youth Cup winners Norwich City.

In October last year he was found guilty of the charges and was subsequently banned by the FA for four games and he received a £1,800 fine.

It was a surprising story - especially considering the good rapport he seems to have with the black players in the Arsenal youth team - but nonetheless it was an early road-block in his career.

But a year after the alleged incident he has now been snapped in training with the first team.

It has been a difficult 12 months for the teenager - but he seems to have put his troubles behind him, and if he can do what he did against Everton in the Youth Cup recently - but in the Arsenal first-team - he might just follow in the footsteps of his more famous namesake in the not so distant future.

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