Young Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock has been rewarded for his impressive start to the season with a long-term contract with the club, as per the club’s official website.
Willock has forced himself into first-team contention this term, having been associated with the club since he was four years old.
Unai Emery said: “Joe has progressed a lot in the last year. He is technically strong and has shown the confidence to take responsibility and play his game whatever the occasion or opposition. I’m looking forward to working with to help him develop further and fulfil his potential.
Edu added: “We’re delighted that Joe has committed his long-term future to us. Bringing young players through from the academy is an important part of our approach and Joe’s progression is a good example for how we want to work in the future.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many Arsenal fans took to Twitter when the club confirmed the news on their official Twitter account and were absolutely buzzing with the news.
Willock has proved himself to be a better option than the higher-paid and more experienced Mesut Ozil this term and it will be interesting to see how he continues his development for the rest of the campaign.
Viera i will say
— HighBury (@kgosi_molapong) September 12, 2019
SUIIIIIII LETS GOOOOOOOOO
— 𝙸𝚊𝚗 🇨🇦 𓅓 (@afcian_) September 12, 2019
Better than Pogba!
— Met. (@AFCMet) September 12, 2019
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS COME ONN
— evan 》 (@afcevan) September 12, 2019
— arun (@ahajra12) September 12, 2019
Honestly needed this, he will be our centre mid for years to come! Baller
— Gary Skeff (@gary_skeff) September 12, 2019
Brilliant news and very well deserved. Congratulations Joe.👊😊
— Rach AFC.🐻 🔴⚪ (@rachelh157) September 12, 2019
Joe Willock 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
— Shaun (@afcAuba_) September 12, 2019
Good to see him get one. He has been playing well recently.
— ♚ Kris ☆♚ 🇮🇳 (@Santi_Classorla) September 12, 2019