Arsenal have announced that Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
Having previously signed new terms in November 2017, the new deal is a reward for his recent progress, and a four year contract will secure his services until the end of the 2023 season (which sounds so far in the future we’ll sure have Hoverboards by then).
He starred during pre-season, and Unai Emery kept faith with him for three of our four Premier League games so far, with starts against Newcastle, Burnley and Liverpool.
The 20 year old has caught the eye with mature midfield performances, and his development into a first team player continues apace.
The club’s 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.”
It’s great news that one of the Academy’s rising stars has fully committed his future, and let’s hope he’s player we see a lot more of in the years to come.