Arsenal have confirmed that Joe Willock has joined Newcastle United on loan until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old has been an impressive performer in the Europa League for Arsenal this season, scoring three goals and creating three assists in his five European appearances.
However, in Premier League terms he’s struggled for playing time, with just two starts and seven appearances, amassing 234 minutes of playing time.
The midfielder made 44 appearances for the Gunners last season, albeit with many late cameos, and he’s at a point where he really needs to be playing more regularly.
He’ll join a Newcastle side in need of an injection of freshness, and his high energy game may help a team with just one win in their last ten Premier League games.
Technical director Edu said of the move: “Joe is a talented young player and an important member of our first-team squad. This can be seen in the number of appearances he has made for us in recent seasons.
“At this stage of his career, we have decided together with Joe, that it will benefit his development greatly to enjoy a loan period playing regular first-team football. We thank our counterparts at Newcastle United for their collaboration and we wish Joe all the best with his loan move.”
Best of luck to him at St James’ Park.