Joe Willock “closing in” on late loan move

The Arsenal youngster Joe Willock made his breakthrough into the Arsenal first team last season, starting 20 games in total, and being brought on a sub in another 24 matches, and it looked like he was going to be the next youngster to become a regular for the Gunners.

But this season his career has stuttered with the meteoric rise of Saka, Smith-Rowe and Martinelli and has only started in two League games in this campaign. And, to be honest, he hasn’t really taken his chances when the games came along.

So it is the best thing for both Joe and the club if he could get regular football elsewhere until the end of the season, and if it could be at a Premier League club all the better.

Well, according to the Arsenal expert Chris Wheatley, it looks like Newcastle are the lucky team to secure his services. Wheatley has just tweeted….

Let’s hope that he has a successful period at the Premier League strugglers and comes back as a more mature player all round…

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9 Comments

  1. Topgun86 says:

    This would be a great loan. He needs a chance and a good test. I have yet to be impressed by Joe but would love to be proven wrong! Good to see a loan to another premier league side for once. Need to do the same with Eddie, Nelson, chambers and AMN.

  2. Sue says:

    Mustafi to Schalke??!!!

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      Hope so sue and don’t see us recouping any fee!

      1. Sue says:

        2m has been mentioned, Kenya!

    2. S says:

      Makes sense, Liverpool are taking one of their defenders for cover

  3. Lenohappy says:

    This is what we should be doing, we should loan our players to premier league clubs not some division one or Germany second division.

  4. Grandad says:

    I agree Leno.By doing so we will be able to judge whether or not they can handle the demands of what is the most competitive League in Europe.As we have seen to our cost life is a lot easier for players in the French League for example.

  5. durand says:

    Glad to see Willock going on loan; best move for the player and the club. He is clearly not ready to contribute for us with the quality we need, and Newcastle is a great place for him.

    I hope he finds his form there, and quickly develops as a player. Hopefully next year he can be a quality addition coming off the bench, as I don’t see him ready to really compete for a starting spot in the midfield.

  6. RSH says:

    he badly needs this loan and to fight for a spot in the Newcastle squad. Great move and wishing him luck. Nelson could use a loan too but in all honestly i’d play him over willian when hes fit…

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