Joe Willock signs long-term Arsenal contract

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock
Image: Joe Willock has impressed Arsenal boss Unai Emery with his progression over the last year

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock has been given a new "long-term" contract after an impressive start to the season for the Premier League club.

The 20-year-old started each of Arsenal's opening three Premier League games this campaign, taking his total appearances for the club to 20.

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has shown a willingness, particularly since the start of this season, to give opportunities to the club's academy products, and Willock looks set to continue to benefit from that approach.

"Joe has progressed a lot in the last year," Emery said.

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

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

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