Joe Willock signs new long-term Arsenal contract

Joe Willock signs new long-term Arsenal contract

Arsenal youngster Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who has been associated with the Gunners since he was four years old, progressed through the youth and academy ranks before making his senior debut in September 2017, and has since gone on to make 19 more appearances.

This season, Willock started Arsenal’s opening three Premier League matches and earned a call-up to the latest England Under-21 squad.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery told the club’s official website: “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 (him) to help him develop further and fulfil his potential.”

Joe Willock (right) has been a regular for Arsenal this season (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Joe Willock (right) has been a regular for Arsenal this season (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Technical director Edu said: “We’re delighted that Joe has committed his long-term future to us.

“Bringing young players through to the first team 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.

“Joe has shown hard work and determination to get this far.

“He’s continuing to develop and we look forward to him making a big contribution to the club.”

- Press Association

More on this topic

Clinical City make no mistake in UkraineClinical City make no mistake in Ukraine

Rio Ferdinand pens touching message about his childrenRio Ferdinand pens touching message about his children

Lindelof extends stay at Manchester UnitedLindelof extends stay at Manchester United

The lowdown on Arsenal’s Europa League opponents Eintracht FrankfurtThe lowdown on Arsenal’s Europa League opponents Eintracht Frankfurt


More in this Section

Dan McFarland: 'Joe Schmidt would probably be happier with the rain against Scotland'Dan McFarland: 'Joe Schmidt would probably be happier with the rain against Scotland'

Cluxton should get footballer of the year awardCluxton should get footballer of the year award

Lindelof extends stay at Manchester UnitedLindelof extends stay at Manchester United

The lowdown on Arsenal’s Europa League opponents Eintracht FrankfurtThe lowdown on Arsenal’s Europa League opponents Eintracht Frankfurt


Lifestyle

Kya deLongchamps meets the man who is opening a new chapter on his native FermoyVintage View: Opening a new chapter on Fermoy's story

More From The Irish Examiner