Arsenal youngster Joe Willock has enjoyed a good start to the season. The midfielder who is a product of Hale End has earned accolades for his display and confidence in the heart of the midfield.
Joe, who turned 20 last month, has been associated with the club since he was four years old. He has progressed through our youth ranks at the Arsenal Academy, making his senior debut in September 2017 against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup.
Technical director Edu said: “We’re delighted that Joe has committed his long-term future to us. The hard work of the academy coaches and staff, Joe, his family and everyone behind the scenes have been key to the development of his potential.
“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.”
Head coach Unai Emery said: “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 to help him develop further and fulfil his potential.”
He has now made 20 first team appearances and started our first three Premier League matches this season. He was also included in the latest England Under-21 squad.
It’s a good move by the club, as this contract runs till 2022/2023. The proactiveness in tieing down blossoming talents is an applaudable move by the club .