Image: Joe Willock breaks Marcus Rashford’s record

Arsenal loanee Joe Willock has broken the record for being the youngest ever player to score in four consecutive Premier League matches.

The midfielder joined Newcastle on loan in January in search of regular playing time, and has thoroughly impressed thus far, and his goal yesterday meant that he has become the youngest player to do the above, stealing the title from Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.

Joe actually has five league goals to his name since making the temporary switch, while the likes of Thomas Partey, Mo Elneny, Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka and Emile Smith Rowe only have a combined two league goals all season.

Willock appears to have done enough to deserve a fair shot at a first-team squad role next term at Arsenal, although it remains to be seen whether he’d rather seek out another loan if he could be guaranteed regular playing time.

Does Willock deserve his shot in Arsenal’s first-team?


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  1. Acemane says:

    Better than cebellos in that midfield tho’ hes showing some maturity we av not seen b4

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      We have too many players

      Not every player from the Academy can make it to the team….

      Every season/year there will be new talented players coming thru the ranks

      Some will have to leave even though they are quality

    2. Godswill says:

      The issue is the coach and not he is showing a better maturity.

  2. Stephanie says:

    💕 Willock

  3. Labour says:

    Playing for Newcastle,has less pressure than Playing for Arsenal, it’s like he has not been playing for Arsenal, technically Smith is by far ahead of him

    1. Coady says:

      Don’t know what planet your living on.. but arsenal are a mid table team at best and there are many teams ahead of them. The pressure NUFC fans put on you to perform is much more then the tourists at arsenal if it’s ever full.

    2. kori says:

      Really. Pressure on newcastle to stay up,Arsenal no pressure…dont have to look up nor down just stuck in mid table. This loan spell will make Willock much better player, the demand of helping newcastle stay up will hopefully push him to new heights.

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        1. ozziegunner says:

          👍 👍

  4. GunneRay says:

    It’s funny how players leave Arsenal and suddenly perform much better. Hmmmmm…

    Bad management!!!

    1. BrinleyBW says:

      Guandouzi,Kolasinac,Mustafi,Oezil,Walcott just to mention a few who have left arsenal are doing better.Bad observation.

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      Some players perform well under certain manager or style

      Some players able to perform well with the team having certain team players

      Some able to perform well under less pressure

      Every player is different

  5. Reggie says:

    I said when he went and it was on here, willock was not given a fair crack of the whip by Arteta and couldn’t see what he could give us. He wants to score, he wants to get in the box, he breaks from midfiled and looks forwards. Maybe none of that suited Artetas style of football. Gouendouzi, Willock and Saliba were shockingly overlooked or not rated by Arteta. Get him out! RAFA IN!

  6. Timothy says:

    Hi, sounds like he’s a diamond in the rough!!! Congratulations 2 him Joe!!! As 4 me 👁️ would love 2 c joe in a Arsenal shirt!!! From Timmy Blazen Gunner Paul in Bermuda Gunner’s 4 life!!!

  7. Shortboygooner says:

    1. Why did he not get arsenal chances? He never got a string of games

    2. Clearly better than cebellos

    3. Let him play there next season and send cebellos back.

    4.why can’t arteta bring this out of him . Or see the talent.

    So many questions and we all know the answer


    1. ozziegunner says:

      Joe Willock played under Emery, but Arteta didn’t fancy him. Similarly Saka and AMN played under Emery.

  8. Grandad says:

    Willock has the potential to develop into a very good box to box midfielder and hopefully Arteta, or whoever is in charge next season will recognise his ability to make surging runs into the opposition goal mouth from deep positions.The injury to Guendouzi will preclude him from being sold in the next transfer window , but ,ironically it could give him another chance to prove Arteta wrong.In terms of football intelligence and comfort on the ball he ticks the boxes and as a young man hopefully he will have learned how to adopt a more respectful attitude towards his opponents and authority in general.I would like to see these guys and Saliba in our first cesspool next season.

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  9. Grandad says:

    First team pool.

  10. Kev82 says:

    Comes back to Arsenal and he’ll become disillusioned by Arteta. Another win for Chelsea and lots of people on here did not want Tuchel at Arsenal.. another top manager we missed out on

    1. Johnze says:

      can only hurt… We beat them for the FA CUP that MA “won” lol (like many said)… We were still within few points around christmas. Look at where they are now. Look at where in comparison is the project explosion arteta predicted…. 🤦🏻 We were top 2 team, then top 4 team, then top 6 and now i wonder if we are a top 6 team anymore. we have fallen so far. Look last 10 years. MAN U 1UEL, maybe a second, Chelsea UCL, UEL, Liverpool UCL, and now city maybe UCL… But MA will reverse things soon some says. Except this miraculous fa cup, we got kicked with him of any other cup, got worse in PL… I have difficulty to believe that…

    2. Reggie says:

      Kev, even with all the reports that Arteta will be kept on, i really see know reason why kronk will. Arteta will get sacked at the end of the season (i hope) and between now and then looking and talking to his replacement. There is no possible way he can be kept on and seriously do well next season. He has failed miserably in everything this season and let us down badly. He will be gone, there is no excuse or reason to keep him, he is losing kronk money every day he is here.

      1. Kev82 says:

        Reggie I hope Arteta is relieved of his duties but I have no faith in Kroenke or any of the morons he’s hired to run the club, I honestly think they know they have made a mistake but are hoping and praying he turns it around to save face rather than just admitting the project failed and get rid of him… We all laugh at Chelsea for chopping and changing managers but it works they have been very successful for many years now and yeah of course the money they spend is on a different level to many teams but they don’t mess about when it becomes stale. This is modern football long term managers are a thing of the past.

    3. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      so true on both accounts Kev…I was clamoring for Tuchel before he signed with PSG, instead we hummed and hawed when it mattered most, which ultimately led to our 11th hour knee-jerk Emery signing

      as for Willock, he clearly wasn’t favoured by Aretea due to his propensity to want to play too directly, instead of our usual sideways drivel, plus he wants to be in and around the box far too often for the negative tactics Arteta regularly employs…this is just another reason why it concerns me to give Arteta/Edu another window to tinker

      1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

        obviously meant Arteta not Aretea

      2. Kev82 says:

        I think that’s 2 or 3 world class managers we could have got now and have failed by sticking with a failed project mate.. yeah I totally agree, these players want to play with freedom something Arteta starves them of, his footballing philosophy reminds me of Arteta the player backwards and sideways passing and it’s nothing short of a borefest! I dread an upcoming window with Edu/Arteta even if they do manage to sign a couple of decent players they’ll become donkeys by the time Arteta is through with them.

    4. ozziegunner says:

      Man City were robbed of at least a draw, by denial a clear penalty.
      The penalty they did gain was wasted due to a limp abysmal attempt by Aguero.

  11. Tactical Gunner says:

    The case for Willock has always been fitness and its funny no one mentioned that he’s being used as a super-sub..
    Please don’t compare the situation at chelsea to ours.. They have better tools in every playing department bar center-forward..

    1. Grandad says:

      Interesting point on the fitness of Willock, I wasn’t aware he was injury prone TG?Has a lack of energy been a problem with him ?

  12. man FRAN b says:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!KREONKEY OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. ozziegunner says:

    Dangote has admitted he was only interested in Arsenal as a money making concern, ie just like Kroenke

  14. Denver says:

    150,ooo.oo for Haaland
    Abramovich will buy him..he loves his team
    And football

  15. Justin says:

    Has joe done enough at Newcastle to earn a shot at competing for a spot at Arsenal?

    What has Arteta done to earn another season? Joe’s success only further confirms Arteta’s inability to lead Arsenal.

    if Joe wants to play for Arsenal he should hire a social media company to write loads of positive faux articles like this one, and then the herd of experts will start believing in Joe again.

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