Gary Lineker singles Arsenal-owned player out for praise, he's doing 'great' away from the Emirates
Arsenal loanee Joe Willock has been praised by Gary Lineker in wake of his impressive Premier League scoring run.
The 21-year-old, who came through the ranks at Hale End, left the Emirates Stadium in February to link up with Newcastle on loan until the end of the season.
Willock made just seven Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season, with the bulk of his game time coming in the Europa League and League Cup.
However, he’s been making waves on Tyneside and, on Wednesday night, he scored in his sixth consecutive Premier League game, becoming the youngest ever player to do so.
Steve Bruce’s charges hosted relegated Sheffield United and Willock headed home Jacob Murphy’s cross deep into first-half injury time for a 1-0 win.
The Gunners ace has scored seven goals since joining Newcastle on loan in the winter transfer window, helping the previously ailing Magpies steer clear of the bottom three with games to spare.
And Lineker was impressed with what he saw from Willock:
Great achievement from @Joewillock scoring in 6 consecutive Premier League games. That’s as many as Joelinton has scored in 2 seasons.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) May 19, 2021
Willock is contracted to Arsenal until the summer of 2023, and in terms of his future, he appears open to a permanent move away from the Emirates Stadium.
When asked by BBC Sport – via Chronicle Live – about his future, he replied: “I’m not sure. I need to have a conversation and see what the best move for me is.
“I have made friends for life and made a really big connection with the fans. It is one of my options and I am going to consider it.”
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