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Unai Emery and Edu praise Joe Willock after Arsenal midfielder signs new deal

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Joe Willock has made an impressive breakthrough at Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has praised the rapid development of Joe Willock after the 20-year-old midfielder signed a new long-term contract.

Willock made several eye-catching performances last season and was one of Arsenals best performers during an impressive pre-season campaign.

The England Under-21 international was rewarded with a place in the starting line-up on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and kept his place for the matches against Burnley and Liverpool.

Willock has now made 20 senior appearances in total and Emery, as well as the clubs technical director Edu, expect the academy graduate to continue making rapid progress.

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Emery said: Joe has progressed a lot in the last year. He is technically strong and has shown the confidence to take responsibility and play his game whatever the occasion or opposition.

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Im looking forward to working with to help him develop further and fulfil his potential.

Were delighted that Joe has committed his long-term future to us, added Edu.

The best is yet to come! 💫

Keep shining, @JoeWillock 👊 pic.twitter.com/P46neBWzKG

— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 12, 2019

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