Joe Willock turned on the style in Arsenal’s pre-season friendly victory over Bayern Munich. Willock was one of the standout performers as Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in Los Angeles.
During their pre-season tour to the US, Arsenal have played two friendlies. The Gunners beat Colorado Rapids and followed that up with a victory over Bayern Munich thanks to Eddie Nketiah’s late winner.
Willock played a key role in the game, dictating play from central midfield. Despite his young age, the 19-year-old held his own against some talented Bayern Munich players and caught the eye.
The teenager has already 17 first-team games for Arsenal and scored three goals. But only four of his appearances have come in the Premier League.
However, many Arsenal fans believe the England U20 starlet is ready to step up next season. There is a vacancy in central midfield after Aaron Ramsey departed and Willock is a candidate to fill that role.
If the youngster can carry his pre-season form into the new season, he can be like a new signing for Arsenal. Here are some Gunners fans rating Willock’s pre-season displays.
Joe Willock is our ramsey replacement I have no doubt about it
— 📌 (@GuendouZee) July 18, 2019
Better than guendouzi in CM. And even better than Ozil in CAM.
— Ali Garshasbi (@AliGarshasbi2) July 18, 2019
I think he will be Ramsey’s replacement. I am always careful with the youngsters but I have been impressed with Willock each time I watch him.
— The Bottom Corner (@TheBottomCorner) July 18, 2019
— ECTekkers (@arsenal_ec20) July 18, 2019
He fits right in. Hoping he gets some time this season!
— Ryan (@RField4) July 18, 2019
Very solid. Looks like he belongs in the First Team. Big year ahead..👍🏿👍🏿
— Man about Town (@phowl8053) July 18, 2019