After sealing his desired move to Newcastle United this summer, Joe Willock will be keen to take off from where he stopped last season as he would love to continue impressing the Tyneside club. Willock left Arsenal to join Newcastle on a season-long loan last season and he was nothing short of a sensation for Steve Bruce’s men as he could not stop scoring for the club. He kept scoring in the games he played for the club even though he was starting games from the bench week in week out. His exceptional form saw him write his name in the history books of the English Premier League as the youngest player to score in seven consecutive league games, with most of those games being as a substitute.


Following the emphatic season he had, he returned to Arsenal but Newcastle wanted more of him and so they started negotiating with the Gunners after making their intentions of signing him known to the Emirates club. Arsenal were first adamant that they were not going to sell him as they wanted to keep a player of his quality within the squad so he would help provide them with more squad depth.

However, the player himself reportedly told the Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta that he would like to accept the Newcastle proposal as the club would provide him more playing opportunities as compared to if he chose to remain at Arsenal. The Gunners had no choice but to accept the £25 million that Newcastle offered and Willock sealed his permanent transfer to St James’ Park this summer.

Now the big question is whether the player will be able to continue his fine form for Newcastle this season or whether he would flop at the second time of asking.