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Willock signs new contract with Arsenal

PUBLISHED: 12:47 12 September 2019 | UPDATED: 12:47 12 September 2019

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

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Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

Willock, who recently turned 20, has impressed with his first team performances so far this season having made his way through the Arsenal academy.

After making his debut against Doncaster Rovers in 2017, the youngster has since gone on to make 20 first team appearancs for the club.

The club are yet to say how long his contract has been extended by.

Speaking to Arsenal.com, 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."

Head coach Unai Emery also said: "Joe has progressed a lot in the last year.

"He is technically strong and has shown the confidence to take responsibility and play his game whatever the occasion or opposition.

"I'm looking forward to working with to help him develop further and fulfil his potential."

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