Club announcement

Joe Willock signs new contract

Midfielder Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract.

Joe, who turned 20 last month, has been associated with the club since he was four years old. He has progressed through our youth ranks at the Arsenal Academy, making his senior debut in September 2017 against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup. 

He has now made 20 first team appearances and started our first three Premier League matches this season. He was also included in the latest England Under-21 squad. 

Watch Joe's reaction to his new contract below:

Technical director Edu said: “We’re delighted that Joe has committed his long-term future to us. The hard work of the academy coaches and staff, Joe, his family and everyone behind the scenes have been key to the development of his potential.
 
“Bringing young players through to the first team from the academy is an important part of our approach and Joe’s progression is a good example for how we want to work in the future. Joe has shown hard work and determination to get this far. He’s continuing to develop and we look forward to him making a big contribution to the club.”
 
Head coach Unai Emery said: “Joe has progressed a lot in the last year. He is technically strong and has shown the confidence to take responsibility and play his game whatever the occasion or opposition. I’m looking forward to working with to help him develop further and fulfil his potential.”
 
Everyone at Arsenal congratulates Joe on his new contract. We all look forward to his continued development with us.
 
The contract extension is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.