Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta speaks highly of Joe Willock – originally published on Sportslens.com
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta raved about Joe Willock on the club's official website . 19659003] Arteta has outlined the qualities of the 21-year-old midfielder and stated that he is very satisfied with the youngster's development.
The Arsenal boss has suggested sending the England U21s on loan internationally in the summer of 2020.
Arteta told Arsenal's official website about Willock: “I gave Joe my message. We considered a couple of options for him, but he's a player I really like. He has some special qualities that only he has in this squad that we need to use.
"I think you could see the last game where he showed what he can do to play in those pockets and make certain runs.
“He has grown the ability to make the box, his physicality and his understanding of the game and the areas in which he needs to be involved in order to influence the game. It's growing all the time.
“I am very satisfied with his development and do everything he can. The fact that he no longer plays is due to the competition in these areas. ”
How is Joe Willock doing for Arsenal?
Willock has been on the Arsenal books since 2004 and plays an important role in the first team.
According to WhoScored The 21-year-old made eight starts and 21 substitute games in the Premier League for the Gunners last season, scoring a goal and providing support.
The midfielder made seven starts and one substitute game in the Europa League for the North London team in 2019-20 and scored two goals according to WhoScored .
Willock has not yet appeared in the Premier League for Arteta's team this season, but has made a start and a substitute appearance in the Europa League According to WhoScored for [Arsenal9003] Development and Progress
Willock will not establish himself as a regular for Arsenal's first team in the coming weeks, but he should make the most of the opportunities he has in the Europa League or in cup competitions.
The midfielder is just beginning his career and working under Arteta will help him improve and progress as a footballer.