Arsenal have announced that Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract but have not specified the length. According to a report by Goal, Willock has signed a four-year contract extension, keeping him at the North London club until summer 2023.
Willock’s fine performances in pre-season and at the start of this season have been rewarded with a new deal. The 20-year-old started the first three games of the season and was an unused substitute in the North London derby.
He has now played 20 times for Arsenal and scored three goals. Willock has seven Premier League appearances to his name, although he is set to add to that tally in the coming weeks.
Willock operates in a central midfield role and Unai Emery has placed his faith in him this season. After excelling in pre-season, Willock has stepped into the limelight and taken his opportunity with both hands.
He is currently an injury doubt but he is due to play a major role this season. And Arsenal have acted quickly to tie the academy graduate down to a new four-year deal at The Emirates Stadium.
Willock has a huge amount of potential and he is already showcasing his ability in the first-team despite his young age. The England U21 international has been picked ahead of some senior players to show just how highly Emery rates him.
Arsenal’s willingness to tie him down to a four-year deal shows just how highly he is rated by the club. Willock could become a key first-team player by the time this contract expires.