Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
The 20-year-old has played in three of the Gunners’ opening four Premier League matches so far this term with his performances earning plaudits from both fans and pundits.
Now the North London side have rewarded their academy graduate with fresh terms which will keep him at the Emirates for the foreseeable future.
“It is only right in my heart and my mind to continue my career here,” the Londoner told Arsenal.com.
He added: “The manager has put a lot of faith in not just me but a load of youngsters so far this season – every day in training he is encouraging to us.”
Willock made his senior debut in an EFL Cup match against Doncaster Rovers in 2017 and has since made a further 19 appearances, including one in last season’s Europa League final.
A scorer of four goals in just seven matches for England Under-20s, the youth international was called up to the Under-21s for the first time last month but had to withdraw from the squad due to injury.