Joe Willock will be an Arsenal player next season.
The 21-year old has been on loan at Newcastle where he has made a great impression, scoring six goals in consecutive League gamed and helping ensure the North-East club’s Premier League survival.
Steve Bruce, Newcastle’s manager, has said that they would love to keep the midfielder, whilst there has been speculation that Arsenal would be tempted to sell him this summer, with his value having substantially increased.
However, Mikel Arteta has sought to end such talks, insisting that he will be at the Emirates next season, and that he remains under contract.
Willock has scored more goals for Newcastle then the whole of Arsenal’s midfield combined, with the suggestion that his style of play does not fit the more structured approach that Arteta favours.
However, with both Dani Ceballos and Martin Ødegaard set to head back to Real Madrid after the end of their loan spells, there is space in the squad to reintegrate Willock back into it.
Willock’s goal against Fulham on Sunday equalled Alan Shererer’s record of goals in consecutive Premier League gamwes (seven).
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.