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The goal, the whistle and an unforgettable moment

Joe Willock may only be 20, but he's already enjoyed a number of unforgettable moments in our first team.

From making his senior debut as a fresh-faced 18-year-old against Doncaster Rovers, to scoring his first goals for Unai Emery's side last season.
 
But which moment is his favourite? 
 
"The one which probably stands out the most is Blackpool away, when I scored two goals and then looked up and saw my mum and dad in the crowd," Willock told Arsenal Player. 

"It was my mum's birthday, so that was probably my favourite memory and happiest moment so far.

"Some people have asked, 'How did you know where your parents were in the crowd?' and I just tell them that I heard a whistle. You see, when I was growing up my dad always had a certain whistle that he would use when he was trying to get our attention - so now, even if he's far away in the crowd, I can hear him.
 
"It's a bit weird but it's like this instinct - he's almost trained us to always be able to hear this whistle! So I heard the whistle, looked up and then saw him and my mum... it was just a really great moment that we could share together."