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Joe Willock, take a bow 0

Posted on April 06, 2021 by Harry Kettle

There’s not going to be a whole lot behind this article other than this – bravo, Joe Willock.

Right now Willock is out on loan with Newcastle United, with many Arsenal fans wondering whether or not he’ll ever become a fully-fledged member of the Gunners’ first team upon return. Either way, it’s a debate that is worth having, and it’s one that is quite intriguing.

This piece is to say well done to Joe Willock for scoring against Tottenham at the weekend, preventing them from securing all three points in the process.

Transfers: Deadline Day deals 0

Posted on February 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It has been a relatively busy January transfer window at the Emirates. Left-back Sead Kolasinac rejoined Schalke 04 on loan, the contract of Mesut Ozil was terminated and the Germany finally left to join Turkish side Fenerbahce, centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos also had his deal terminated, while Arsenal brought in attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on loan for the rest of the season. That all happened earlier, but here’s what was done on Deadline Day.

Fringe forwards step up in Arsenal’s Europa League triumph 0

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal defeated Irish side Dundalk in the second round of the Europa League group stages on Thursday. The Gunners now top the table in Group B of the competition with six points, having previously beaten Rapid in Vienna. Their next opponents, Norwegian Molde, are at their heels with six points as well.

Willock continues his rise to the top 0

Posted on October 04, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Last night Arsenal were able to ease their way towards victory against Standard Liege, registering a 4-0 win that confirms what many fans already knew: they’re just too good for most teams in the Europa League. While it’s pretty clear to see that they’ve still got work to do in the Premier League, they may as well take the chance when it comes to celebrate their progress in European competition.

One man who did a solid job last night was Joe Willock. The youngster has the ability to do some big things with the Gunners this season and beyond, and during a chat with, he was able to maintain the same calm, cool and collected persona that we’ve seen so often lately.

Joe Willock signs a new long-term contract with Arsenal 0

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, the club have announced on their website.

The case of the 20-year-old, who started at the club when he was a kid and progressed through the youth ranks of Arsenal Academy, is a great example of how true Arsenal players are molded.

The midfielder made his senior debut in September 2017 in the 4-2 Europa League win against Red Star Belgrade and his Premier League debut in April 2018 against Newcastle United. Since then he has made 20 appearances for the first team and scored his first senior goal in a 3-0 Europa League victory against Vorskla Poltava in November 2018. The Englishman was also included in the latest England Under-21 team, but had to withdraw due to an injury.

Arsenal should give youngsters a chance 0

Posted on May 31, 2019 by David Nugent

It seems that Arsenal could be in for some big squad surgery, well it is needed anyway. The likes of Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Petr Cech, Carl Jenkinson, Nacho Monreal and Stephan Lichtsteiner will leave as free agents.

Then there are the likes of Mohamed Elneny, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil who have all been linked with moves away from the north London club.

A limited transfer budget this summer

Despite needing to heavily strengthen their squad this summer, Arsenal’s hierarchy will reportedly only allow £40million to spend this summer. In Premier League terms that is chump change, especially as the Gunners will receive major revenue via the Premier League television deal.

Can youngsters develop into first teamers? 0

Posted on November 30, 2018 by David Nugent

In yesterday’s article, I talked about Unai Emery getting the balance right in his selection choices for Europa League games. On Thursday night, the Spaniard got his team selection spot on, as the Gunners recorded a comfortable 3-0 win against Vorskla in Kiev.

The game was a good showcase for some of Arsenal’s youngsters to impress, as Emile Smith-Rowe and Joe Willock both got on the scoresheet for the Gunners in a comfortable victory.

Youngsters impress in Checkatrade Trophy opener 0

Posted on September 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s under-21 team opened their Checkatrade Trophy campaign with a 3-0 win over Coventry on Wednesday night. The game was significant as the likes of Joe Willock, Emile Smith-Rowe and Eddie Nketiah scored the goals for the Gunners.

The trio have all been in and around the Gunners senior squad in the last 12 months. In fact, Nketiah burst onto the Arsenal first team last season. The youngster is once again part of the first team squad for this season.

Arsenal youngster signs new contract with the club 0

Posted on November 03, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal youngster Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract with the club after making his first-team debut against Doncaster in the League Cup in September.

Arsenal laboured to an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening as they secured their place in the knock-out stages of the Europa League thanks to other results going their way.

With two games still to play in the group-stages, Arsene Wenger will be very pleased that his team have qualified so quickly, meaning there will be no need for a mass panic in a desperate attempt to take all three points in the final game.

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