Newcastle leave it late before sealing loan deal for Arsenal midfielder

Date published: Monday 1st February 2021 11:30 - Robert McCarthy

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Newcastle have sealed the deadline day signing of England Under-21 international Joe Willock on loan from Arsenal for the remainder of the season campaign.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been with the Gunners since the age of four and made his Premier League debut against the Magpies in April 2018.

Willock has made 17 appearances in all competitions for Mikel Arteta’s side this season, scoring three times.

He won the FA Cup with the Gunners last season and has played a total of 78 games for the Gunners, notching 11 goals.

Speaking to Newcastle’s official website about the move Willock said: “I’d like to thank all the supporters for their warm welcome and messages so far.

“This is a club with a massive history that I’ve grown up watching and I’ll work my socks off for the team. I can’t wait to see everyone and be part of the Newcastle family.”

Bruce thrilled with Willock deal

Head coach Steve Bruce added: “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.”

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