Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Joe Willock display at Rangers
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Joe Willock after the midfielder produced an impressive second-half performance in the Gunners’ latest pre-season friendly at Rangers.
Mikel Arteta is still waiting for his first win of the summer. But he did get to watch a much better display as Arsenal came from behind twice to draw with Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox.
Once again, Arteta was able to make a raft of changes during the game amid speculation surrounding a number of players within the side.
One of those with a major question mark hanging over them is Willock. It was claimed earlier this week that he has told Arsenal that he wants to return to Newcastle.
That report from 90min suggested that the Gunners were willing to loan Willock out. However, they wanted a £15 million obligation included in a deal.
But it now seems that many of the Arsenal supporters hope that Willock will be going nowhere after all.
The 21-year-old seemed to play in a deeper role in their midfield at Ibrox. And he did well in a position he is not particularly synonymous with at this stage of his career.
Some insisted that letting him go would be a mistake. One fan even suggested that he would be a fantastic partner for Thomas Partey.
‘Bags of talent’: Arsenal fans laud Willock after pre-season display at Rangers
So it will be very interesting to see if Willock has left Arteta with further food for thought.
With that in mind, here is how some of the fans reacted to his display…
Really hope Arsenal keep hold of Willock, bags of talent! See why Newcaslte are trying to sign him!
— George Byrne (@GeorgeByrne) July 17, 2021
I think willock and Niles did really well together. The movement and running they desire 🏃
— ʎzzıᗡ™ (@Dizzy_AFC) July 17, 2021
Unpopular opinion , I would build the team around Emile Smith Rowe and use Willock as his back up
— Willy (@Willyam1800) July 17, 2021
Willock looks very impressive with the ball, boy has improved
— Big Sam (@sammy_vibes) July 17, 2021
AMN & Willock were pretty good in CM together, nice little cameo.
It’ll be a shame if 3 or maybe even all 4 of Eddie, AMN, Willock & Nelson leave this summer, but they’ll all get good PL moves for £15-20m – proof of the quality that the academy has been producing consistently.
— ML (@Mobealla) July 17, 2021
Joe Willock has everything you need from a midfielder, especially one you want to partner with Thomas partey
— Drick the Hutt🤺🤺 (@drick_freeman) July 17, 2021
Willock absolutely oozes quality. We need to cancel that loan and start him every game please #afc
— Bed 🇨🇦🇳🇬 #FreePalestine (@BedKnowsBall) July 17, 2021
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