Bayern Munich are interested in signing Arsenal starlet Joe Willock, according to Sky Sports News. After impressing in pre-season, Willock has caught the eye of the Bundesliga champions.
Willock has played a key role under Unai Emery in Arsenal’s pre-season tour to the United States. This included a starting role in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in pre-season.
The German heavyweights were clearly impressed with what they saw as they now want to sign Willock. But Arsenal are ready to stand firm and insist the 19-year-old is not for sale.
After using Willock heavily during the summer break, it looks like Emery sees him as a first-team player. The teenager has only played four Premier League matches for Arsenal but he could be set for more opportunities this season.
Arsenal will need to fend off any concrete offers from Bayern Munich, though. Bayern Munich have identified Willock as a top young talent as they aim to continue the European trend of signing young Englishmen.
Gunners supporters flocked to Twitter after hearing the Willock rumours. After such an impressive pre-season, they want him to stay. Here are some of the best tweets.
70m pounds then we are here for business
— Emerson Cruz (@Emerson79092373) August 6, 2019
— Bashari Arsenal (@BashariOzil) August 6, 2019
No no no no please @Arsenal... he is our future.
— PINKI (@dollypinki) August 6, 2019
Not for sale!
— Arsenal Opinions (@arsenalfantvca) August 6, 2019
— Fikri (@mangpipik) August 6, 2019
No way no way no way
— Alex Bednarski (@Narski23) August 6, 2019