Emirates Cup 2017

Willock - How Ramsey helped me through the game

Joe Willock impressed during his first senior appearance for us at Emirates Stadium in our 2-1 loss to Sevilla on Sunday.

The 17-year-old was paired with Aaron Ramsey in central midfield and revealed that Ramsey’s advice throughout the game proved invaluable.

“He told me to always cover him and he told me what positions to go in when they had the ball in front of us,” Willock told Arsenal Player.

“At half-time he just told me to carry on and be confident. He could see it was a difficult game for me.

“I feel like I’ve done well over the pre-season games. I feel that I’ve made a big step in my development. 

"I feel today I could’ve done a bit more attacking-wise but some games are like that so I just have to learn from it. It was a good experience.

“Next for me is to just carry on pushing on in the under-23s and hopefully get some games in maybe the cups. Or a Premier League debut would be good, hopefully!”

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