The young midfielder once looked ready to fill the creative void in the Arsenal side but has lost that place to the emerging Emile Smith Rowe.
Following Martin Odegaard’s arrival, too, Willock will move further down the pecking order- making a move away from the Emirates the best chance for first-team football.
Willock Available for Loan Move
Willock Could Join List of January Departures
So far this month. Arsenal have cleared out Sokratis, Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac on loan. Now, Ainsley Maitland-Niles looks set to join the list of departures with both West Bromwich Albion and Southampton reportedly interested in taking the midfielder on loan.
Joe Willock could join his fellow academy graduate, too, in pursuing a loan move having featured just seven times in the Premier League this season.
The 21-year-old would certainly add plenty to many sides nearer the bottom of the league who are struggling for goals. The likes of Sheffield United and Newcastle United could do with a creator and a short-term loan for Willock could be the perfect deal.
For now, his short-term future remains unclear. Whilst Willock is reportedly available on loan, reports of any offers have so far been scarce.
Could be the Difference-Maker for Many Sides
When taking a look at the type of player Willock is, it is clear he has plenty of talent to offer in abundance; it’s just about receiving consistent first-team football to realise that talent to its full potential.
At Arsenal, that is not possible right now with Odegaard and Smith Rowe’s emergence putting an end to his chances of game time. Elsewhere, however, Willock could find his form on loan.
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