After a second Europa League man of the match performance in a week from Joe Willock, David Luiz has backed the 21 year old to become a first team regular at Arsenal.
The midfielder scored one, helped to force two own goals, and his movement and running gave Molde problems all night long as the Gunners ran out 4-1 winners.
It was a taste of what we’ve been missing in certain games, and the experienced Brazilian was more than happy to wax lyrical about his teammate after the game.
“Joe is a fantastic kid, a fantastic boy, I’m always behind him to help,” he said.
“He can do better, and I’m not joking with this because he has the talent to be at the top level.
“He understands that every single day. It’s a pleasure to play with him, especially because he’s humble. When you’re humble, you can learn things, get better and improve.
“If not, you can’t understand. He has a great present and future.”
At the least, Willock should be in consideration for a place on the bench for Premier League games, starting this weekend against Aston Villa.
Luiz also spoke about the desire to go all the way in the Europa League this season after qualification for the knock-out stages was almost assured with a third successive win.
“I think when you’re a big club you have to think about winning every competition,” he said.
“This competition is no different, we want to do our best and our best is getting to the final and winning. We go step by step, it’s always difficult to play against good teams like today, it was difficult.
“The teams are very good, good shape, good players and I think you have to be humble and take it step by step, but the ambition always has to be there.”