Joe Willock has joined Newcastle on loan until the end of the season.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Joe Willock of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Joe Willock of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Arsenal 21-year-old was keen to get minutes having only seen 14 minutes in the league since the turn of the year.

Newcastle United confirmed the move on Monday:

Speaking to the official Newcastle site, Steve Bruce said: “I’m delighted to bring Joe to Newcastle until the end of the season. He is a very exciting and talented young player who can get up and down the pitch and can score a goal from midfield.

“He has made a very decent impact at Arsenal after coming through the ranks and to make nearly 80 appearances for the club by the age of 21 says much about his development, ability and character.

“He is very keen to come here and test himself and he’ll be a great addition to the squad.”

This is a great move for the youngster who should be able to show what he can do on the Premier League stage with a proper football club.

Willock has been at Arsenal since he was five and is the youngest of three footballing brothers. Chris Willock (22) was also at Arsenal until impatience saw him leave for Benfica in 2017 but he was unable to break into their first team and moved on loan to West Brom and then Huddersfield before a permanent move to QPR.

Matty, the eldest brother (24), was with Manchester United from ages 16 to 21 but he now plays for Gillingham.

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