05 Aug 2021 14:03:08
Hi Ed,

is there any truth to the rumours that we have agreed to sell Willock to Newcastle for 25m?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of ny agreement but Newcastle are keen and Arsenal are happy to let him leave. Also offered to Leicester and part of a deal for JM.}

1.) 05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021 17:20:00
I've read it is Willock holding it up as he isn't sure he wants to leave Arsenal permanently after being here so long. Can't be an easy deciaion for the kid if he still feels he has a chance to make it with us.

2.) 05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021 20:05:42
It’s absolutely bananas!
We’re looking to sign an attacking midfielder that also chucks his weight of goals in and won’t hold-up the development of ESR, Willock is the perfect candidate with his stellar loan performances proving his eye for goals.
And he’s Arsenal DNA already 🤷🏼‍♂️
The decision making at the club really is baffling.

3.) 05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021 20:23:49
Jegooner I am a fan of willock but i do feel he would be a gamble to be relied on. No comparison with him and maddison. Also ESR is still only developing as you say.

4.) 05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021 20:26:40
I agree with Jegooner, we should give him a chance to prove himself before spending stupidly.

5.) 05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021 20:55:46
For some reason people don't understand that we HAVE to sell players. If we get offered 25m for Joe Willock we cannot turn it down. I'd hate to see him leave but 25m is a good fee and we need it. Somehow we need to raise a significant amount of money by attempting to sell players that nobody wants and its no easy task and we're struggling.
Willock 25m, AMN 20m, Bellerin 18m, Nketiah 20m, these are probably the players that we have the best chance of moving on now so if offers come we've got to consider them.
Hopefully Kolasinac, Torreira and Elneny move on too 🤦🏻‍♂️.

6.) 05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021 22:16:25
Codza surely tho the best way to develop him is to start him every game he’s fit for, Willock would be adequate cover he’s shown that. Buying Maddison would only dislodge ESR and his development in my opinion.

Glenn mate surely that doesn’t make sense to you tho, selling a AM because you need money to buy another for double the price? Like I said above also dislodging ESR.

Maybe I’m putting to much on Emile but for me he’s in my first 11 every game he’s fit for.

7.) 06 Aug 2021
06 Aug 2021 08:44:27
I do think it's bonkers that we would pay so much for one player when we have others in the squad already yes. However, we have to sell regardless of whether anyone else or not. We have to be realistic when it comes to player sales and if they offer 25m for Willock then surely we have to take in to consideration? We have so many players on our books crazy.

Willock has always been a 'there or thereabouts' player for me and could probably be compared to Iwobi. Good player but never going to light up the world at Arsenal. Nketiah is the same.

We have a lot of very good youngsters but only a few will really do the business at the very top level. Saka managed it and Azeez and Charlie Patino will follow.

8.) 06 Aug 2021
06 Aug 2021 09:13:59
As for ESR, he oozes class and the occasion never gets the better of him. He gave our team a much needed lift and takes everything in his stride. He deserves his place and will be mainstay this season for sure.