Joe Willock

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Joe Willock
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Willock playing for Arsenal in 2018
Personal information
Full name Joseph George Willock[1]
Date of birth (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Waltham Forest, London, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 59
Youth career
0000–2017 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Arsenal 4 (0)
National team
2014 England U16 2 (1)
2017–2018 England U19 6 (0)
2018– England U20 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:20, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:17, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Joseph George Willock (born 20 August 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal.

Career[edit]

A youth product of Arsenal, Willock made his professional senior debut for the club on 20 September 2017 in the EFL Cup against Doncaster Rovers.[4]

He made his Premier League debut against Newcastle United on 15 April 2018.[5] He scored his first senior goal on 29 Nov 2018 in a 3–0 Europa League victory away at Vorskla Poltava.[6] He then scored his first brace in a 3–0 FA Cup victory away at Blackpool on 5 January 2019.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Joe has two brothers who are also footballers Chris and Matty. All 3 brothers shared a pitch when Manchester United played a reserve game against Arsenal in May 2017.[8] Willock is of Montserratian descent.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2017–18[3] Premier League 2 0 1 0 3 0 5[a] 0 11 0
2018–19[3] Premier League 2 0 1 2 0 0 2[a] 1 5 3
Total 4 0 2 2 3 0 7 1 16 3
Arsenal U23 2018–19[3] 2[b] 3 2 3
Career total 4 0 2 2 3 0 9 4 18 6
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Joe Willock". 11v11.com. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Joe Willock at Soccerway. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Arsenal vs. Doncaster Rovers". Soccerway.
  5. ^ Richards, Alex (15 April 2018). "Wenger springs major surprise handing teen his Premier League debut at Newcastle". Mirror.co.uk.
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46366274
  7. ^ Magowan, Alistair (5 January 2019). "Blackpool 0-3 Arsenal in FA Cup third round: Joe Willock with double for Gunners". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ Kelly, Ciaran (16 October 2017). "What Man Utd player Paul Pogba said to loan star when he took squad number". Manchestereveningnews.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Cookies op AD.nl". Ad.nl.

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