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Arsenal fans react as Newcastle reportedly eye another Joe Willock loan

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Arsenal fans react as Newcastle reportedly eye another Joe Willock loan

A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the weekend claiming that Newcastle United would like to keep Joe Willock for a second loan, while the Gunners are open to selling him permanently.

Willock looked to be one of the big winners from Arsenal’s January window. The 21-year-old had struggled for game-time in the Premier League this season.

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But he has been a shining light for Steve Bruce’s side since arriving on loan. He scored on his debut. And of course, he doubled his tally for the Magpies with the equaliser against Spurs at the weekend.

Ahead of that game, the Sunday Mirror (4/4; page 63) reported that Newcastle are keen to agree a loan deal for Willock next season.

However, there is a lot of uncertainty to address before a decision is made on the youngster. The Sunday Mirror noted that Arsenal are open to selling him permanently.


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And if they decide to loan him out, they are likely to want him playing in the top flight. So Newcastle’s hopes of keeping him could depend on whether they avoid relegation.

The notion that Arsenal are weighing up selling Willock permanently has prompted a strong reaction on social media amongst supporters.

Plenty of Gunners fans believe that selling the midfielder this summer would be a huge error. Meanwhile, a lot feel that another loan on Tyneside could be perfect for the academy graduate.

Admittedly, some would be open to a sale if he went for a substantial fee. But the majority appear to feel that a loan move would be the ideal option.

With that in mind, here is what some of the Arsenal fans make of the latest report on his future…

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