Tag: Joe Willock

Joe Willock plays for Arsenal Football Club. The English midfielder is a product of the Arsenal Academy system, joining the club at age 4. Willock wears the number 28 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on August 20, 1999. His brothers are Chris and Matty Willock.

Arsenal's English midfielder Joe Willock (R) runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B football match between Arsenal and Molde at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 5, 2020. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Astonishing Joe Willock England u21 decision raises questions about manager

Eddie Nketiah is back in the England u21 squad after breaking their goalscoring record, but Joe Willock misses out despite his strong form.
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)

Arteta explains why Arsenal didn’t end up loaning Willock

Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal considered a few options for Joe Willock in the summer transfer window, but he's a fan of the midfielder's unique qualities.
Mikel Arteta speaks with Folarin Balogun ahead of his debut against Dundalk (Photo via Twitter)

Arteta, Willock & Balogun react to his debut: Will it help him stay?

Folarin Balogun made his debut for the Arsenal first team on Thursday against Dundalk, amid speculation around his future.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal announce Lewis, sign Akinola & receive Saliba warning

Arsenal have announced George Lewis, signed Tim Akinola, been given a warning about William Saliba expectations while Arsene Wenger wants another job

2 Arsenal players return to London Colney for training

Joe Willock and Rob Holding returned to London Colney for training sessions this week, even though most of the Arsenal squad are on holiday.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) celebrates scoring their second goal with Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (L) during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Arteta wants 3 positions revamped: Door open for at least 6 players

Arsenal need to sell before they buy and that means were are going to see a lot of activity this summer, something David Ornstein has been talking fans through.

Mikel Arteta admits young stars have been played more than they should

If there have been any positives for Arsenal this season, it is the emergence and integration of several youngsters who have often outshone their more senior counterparts.
Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah celebrates after he scores the team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal ensure Premier League survival with Southampton win

Arsenal picked up all three points at the home of the side with the worst home record in the league, thus ensuring they are able to play Premier League football next season.
Arsenal's Joe Willock gives a press conference on the eve of the UEFA Europa league football match between Arsenal and Standard Liege, on December 11, 2019 in Liege. (Photo by JOHAN EYCKENS / Belga / AFP)

Arsenal midfielder admits it's a dream come true to play for the club

Joe Willock says it's a 'dream come true' to make it into the Arsenal first team, and he's very grateful for the opportunity to step up.
Arsenal's Joe Willock gives a press conference on the eve of the UEFA Europa league football match between Arsenal and Standard Liege, on December 11, 2019 in Liege. (Photo by JOHAN EYCKENS / Belga / AFP)

Arsenal youngster on dealing with 'sharks' in the dressing room

Joe Willock has been speaking to Arsenal.com about the jump up from Academy football to the senior squad.
David Luiz of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

2 Arsenal stars praise this summer signing's influence behind the scenes

Joe Willock and Calum Chambers both have a lot of good things to say about new teammate David Luiz, as he has a clear positive influence in the dressing room.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Arsenal player Joe Willock in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Stats rank Arsenal youngster in top-3 dribblers in the league for his position

Joe Willock is one of the Premier League's top midfield dribblers, according to the statistics for this season so far.
Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi gestures to supporters as he leaves after the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on February 2, 2020. - The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

2 Arsenal players make top-3 most valuable u21 central midfielders in the world

Matteo Guendouzi and Joe Willock are two of the most valuable u21 central midfielders in the world, according to Transfermarkt valuations.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal speaks with Joe Willock of Arsenal before he is substituted on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder says Mikel Arteta has the squad laughing again

Joe Willock says Mikel Arteta brought a new energy to the Arsenal squad after his recent appointment, and they can finally laugh again.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 04: Joe Willock of Arsenal looks on during the Joan Gamper trophy friendly match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at Nou Camp on August 04, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal 20-year-old admits he turns to Freddie Ljungberg whenever he has a bad game

Back in October, Joe Willock admitted his most recent England u21 performance wasn't his best, but he knows Freddie Ljungberg will help him learn from it.
Bukayo Saka with England (Photo via Instagram / BukayoSaka87)

Arsenal’s England Youth International Roundup: 6 goals, 5 assists, another positive break

Arsenal youngsters managed a total of 11 goal contributions for the England youth teams over the break, in spite of the absence of a couple of big names.
Reiss Nelson with England (Photo via TheFA.com)

Full fixture schedule for the 11 Arsenal players called up for England youth teams

Arsenal have had 11 players called up for the England youth teams over the upcoming international break, so let's have a look at all those called up and their fixtures.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Three Arsenal players appear to pick up minor knocks vs Liverpool

Three Arsenal players left Anfield 'walking a little gingerly' but it's believed to be nothing serious.
Bukayo Saka (Photo via Twitter / ArsenalAcademy)

Joe Willock names the fellow academy graduate he thinks is an amazing player

Joe Willock says his Arsenal teammate Bukayo Saka is an amazing player who he's sure will be in the England u21 squad one day.
Eddie Nketiah scores his second goal of the night for the England u21s

Injuries, debuts, goals and assists: Comprehensive Arsenal player roundup from the international break

Another international break is now over, with 18 Arsenal players featuring for their countries at youth or senior level this time around.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Premier League introduce Young Player of the Season award: Which Arsenal players are eligible?

The Premier League have introduced a Young Player of the Season award for this season, so let's have a look at the Arsenal stars who are in contention for it.
Gabon's forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attends a training session of the Gabon national team in Libreville on January 20, 2017 during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS / Getty Images

Injuries, debuts, goals and assists: Arsenal player updates from the international break so far

13 Arsenal players have featured for their countries at youth or senior level over the international break so far, so let's have a look at how things are going.

3 Arsenal youngsters make international debuts

Three Arsenal youngsters made debuts at various levels for their countries on Friday, as the international break approaches the halfway point.
MONACO, MONACO - FEBRUARY 18: Arsene Wenger winner of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award speaks on stage during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for Laureus)

Arsene Wenger names 3 players with fantastic potential at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has named Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson as players in the Arsenal squad with 'fantastic potential'.

11 Arsenal youth international call-ups: Plus their full chronological fixture schedule

England have today announced all the call-ups for their youth sides over the international break, with a number of Arsenal players involved.
TELFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal in the changing room after the Premier League 2 match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at New Bucks Head Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Telford, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Tierney and Bellerin set for starts: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Standard Liege

Arsenal face Standard Liege in the second game of the Europa League group stage on Thursday, in the battle of the two top teams in Group F.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal embraces Calum Chambers of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 30, 2019, in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

David Luiz insists Arsenal aren't just giving chances to young players - they've earned...

David Luiz says Arsenal's young players have earned their chances with the hard work they're putting in, and it's not fair to suggest they're being gifted opportunities.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

4 Arsenal players make League Cup Team of the Round

Four Arsenal players made it into WhoScored's Team of the Round for the midweek League Cup fixtures, after a 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
Rob Holding with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Twitter / ArsenalAcademy)

2 to return from injury, 2 academy debutants: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Nottingham Forest

Arsenal face Nottingham Forest in the League Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, just two days after beating Aston Villa.
Watford's English striker Andre Gray (L) and Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos look on during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on September 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Player ratings vs Watford: Aubameyang clinical, centre-backs poor, midfielder unfairly criticised

Arsenal fell disappointingly short against bottom-of-the-table Watford on Sunday, throwing away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2.
Joe Willock signing his contract extension with Arsenal (via Arsenal.com)

Unai Emery: Joe Willock’s contract extension is a good decision for everyone

Unai Emery says it was a good decision for all parties involved for Joe Willock to sign a contract extension with the club.
Joe Willock signing his contract extension with Arsenal (via Arsenal.com)

Joe Willock signs contract extension: Insists now isn’t the time to relax

Joe Willock has signed a long-term contract extension with Arsenal, after making huge strides in his young career over the last year.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shake hands after Arsenal's second goal against Real Madrid in pre-season (Photo via AFP)

Arsenal FIFA 20 Player Ratings released in full: One midfielder is severely underrated

Arsenal's FIFA 20 Ultimate Team player ratings have been released in full, with the game set for release this month.
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Folarin Balogun of England is tackled by Ilan Sauter of Switzerland during the UEFA European Under-17 Championship match between Switzerland and England at The New York Stadium on May 10, 2018 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Another Arsenal teenager forced to pull out of international duty with injury

Folarin Balogun has joined Sam Greenwood and Joe Willock in pulling out of England youth duty with injury, before the games have even got underway.
Kido Taylor-Hart (Photo via Instagram / Kidotaylor.10)

Arsenal academy star gives details of internal youth match vs first team

Arsenal academy star Kido Taylor-Hart spoke to the Arsenal matchday programme ahead of the North London derby at the weekend.

Arsenal midfielder confirms he's pulled out of international duty with injury

Joe Willock has confirmed that he's pulled out of the England u21s this month with injury.
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Robbie Burton of Arsenal during the Leasing.com match between Northampton Town and Arsenal U21 at PTS Academy Stadium on August 27, 2019, in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Impressive stat proves Arsenal's Hale End academy hugely successful in recent seasons

Arsenal's academy is looking stronger than ever right now, and the statistics from recent seasons support that assessment.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Arsenal player Joe Willock in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

9 Arsenal players called up for England youth duty

Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah have received call-ups to the England u21s, among other Arsenal players in the England youth teams squads for next month.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (obscured) celebrates with teammates as Nacho Monreal jumps on top after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

No clear best player but the worst is obvious: Arsenal August player ratings

August's football is already over and while it is still relatively early, we're starting to get a feel for how Unai Emery wants his team to line up and play.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Arsenal player Joe Willock in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Joe Willock: Media critics helped me progress to prove people wrong

Joe Willock says the idea perpetuated by the media that he was living in the shadow of his older brothers helped him to progress and prove people wrong.