Arsenal have confirmed that Joe Willock has joined Newcastle on loan this January transfer window until the end of season.
Despite making more appearances than any other player last season, Joe Willock has struggled to nail down a regular starting berth in north London and has been almost exclusively used as a late substitute since Mikel Arteta took charge.
This season he’s started just two Premier League fixtures, but has been in sparkling form in the Europa League where he’s netted three goals and laid on three assists in just four starts.
As one of a number of fringe players who were allowed to leave Arsenal this window in search of regular minutes, Newcastle emerged as the most likely destination for him, with a six month loan move confirmed on Arsenal’s official website.
Arsenal’s Joe Willock joins Newcastle on loan until the end of the season
"Mikel Arteta told the official Arsenal website: “Joe is a young player with great ability who is progressing very well and we are happy with his continued development. At this moment in his career, Joe needs to be playing regularly. At Newcastle United, he is going to a very good club with a top quality manager and staff. We all wish Joe the very best at Newcastle until the end of the season.”"