Willock’s future could be away from Arsenal following Steve Bruce comments

Arsenal faces a fight to keep hold of Joe Willock after Steve Bruce admitted that they would like to keep him at Newcastle United.

The midfielder has been on loan at the North-East side since the start of this year and he has enjoyed more game time than he got when he was at Arsenal.

The 21-year-old has scored 3 Premier League goals this season and has been doing well for his loan team.

Mikel Arteta will obviously be monitoring his performances from the Emirates, but Arsenal is planning to keep Martin Odegaard or to sign another midfielder in the summer.

This shows that they don’t exactly have faith in Willock and he might struggle to get game time again, next season.

Bruce has been happy to work with him and the Magpies’ boss admits that they would love to keep him.

He insisted that Willock is exactly the type of player his team needs to build around ahead of the future.

He said via Sun Sports: “We would love to keep him here.

“Here is the type of player you’d love to build your club around.

“Whether we can or not I’m not quite sure.

“I was delighted with the response after the penalty (for West Ham).

“Joe coming on and getting after them high up the pitch was vitally important.”

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  1. He’s made 17 appearances this season for us and 9 for Newcastle so how come you claim he’s got more game time with them than with us?

  2. don’t know if it’s old news here but just read Manchester city quit super league and Chelsea to follow, well done to them

  3. The article seems to be suggesting that the club have a choice between Willock and Odegaard – if that’s the scenario, then there can only be one choice, if our club can afford it.
    Odegaard for me.

  4. I dunno how cebellos was beating willock for time. If you look at the stats willock has more.goalss and assists in less prem starts. Absolutely shocking this boy was sent on loan

  5. Arsenal have a habit of selling some of their best young players cheaply, without really giving them much of a chance. Vela, Gnabry, Barazite, Lansbury, Eisfeld, Afobe, Bartley, Wellington Silva, Joel Campbell, I can go on and on here. Willock and Mavropanos could be next to be sold for money, eventually to be replaced by average mediocre players, just like we replaced Martinez with Runarsson.

  6. This will be a tough decision for the club as he’s clearly indicated that he prefers playing minutes over warming the bench at his parent club…for me, we need to get him, Saliba and Mavro back in North London sooner rather than later, as they’re all still good bang for your buck propositions and I can envision each making some substantial contributions in the not too distant future…Willock, in particular, has the potential of providing some much-needed secondary scoring, which has been a real bone of contention at the club since before Auba’s arrival

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