Video: Arteta admits it was ‘difficult’ allowing Willock to leave on loan

Mikel Arteta admits that it was difficult allowing Joe Willock to leave Arsenal on loan in January, but that he is picking up some crucial experience at the moment.

The 20 year-old has scored some important goals in recent weeks, taking points off Tottenham, Liverpool and West Ham as he continues to impress with Newcastle.

The Magpies are claimed to be keen on extending his stay at St James Park beyond the summer however, but it remains to be seen whether Arteta will want him in and around his first-team squad for next term.

Has Willock done enough on loan to convince Arteta that he could play a more important role for Arsenal next season?

Patrick

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3 Comments

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

    What a loser statement…he’s only saying this because Willock has performed admirably while out on loan…regardless of Arteta’s empty gestures it was clear, considering Joe’s statements immediately upon leaving, that he had no relationship whatsoever with his manager…good on you Willock for showing some moxie while on loan, now make sure you return with the same determination

  2. Grandad says:

    It frustrates me to see players with ability and energy to burn, like Willock, AMN, and, despite his arrogance, Guendousi, sent out on loan, when all we have left in central midfield are Elneny and Ceballos who are both one paced and limited.Errors of judgement made by our Management team are coming back to haunt us I’m afraid, and yet the likes of Nelson continues to sit on the bench and twiddle his thumbs.

    1. Sean M says:

      Willock played more games than any other outfield player last season and didn’t perform when played in premier League games. Nelson is unfortunate in that the one position we are strong in is out wide. I assume you wouldn’t want to displace Pepe/Saka/Martinelli in favour of Reis’s…

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