Willock - I'm happy the boss has faith in me

Joe Willock is determined to make the most of every opportunity he gets.

Since impressing on our pre-season tour of Australia and China, the 18-year-old has featured in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League - and he took time to thank Arsene Wenger for his trust after our 4-2 win over BATE Borisov on Thursday night.

Here's what Joe told

on making his full debut…
Yes it was good, it was something that I’ve also dreamed of as a child and finally I’ve done it. I’m just happy that the boss had faith in me, but yes it was good.

on the pre-match nerves…
Well I thought I would start from yesterday’s training. I was in the set-pieces and today the boss confirmed it to me and he said just go out there and do your thing. I wasn’t really nervous, but yes it was good.

on the atmosphere…
Well yes, but to be honest I approach every game the same. I go out there and do my best, whether it’s in front of 80,000 or 10,000 I’m not really bothered, I just do my best, but yes it was good. It was quite loud but I enjoyed it.

On Wilshere’s performance…
He was terrific. He’s just getting his fitness back and hopefully he’ll push on and carry on playing.

On playing with more experienced players…
Yes they help me, they told me how to get through the game. Yes they help me looking at them, seeing what they do in a game. It inspires me, so it’s good.

on getting first team opportunities…

Yes it’s good for me to play. I’m just trying to push on and play my best really.

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