Joe Willock
Joe Willock
Personal information
Full name Joseph George Willock
Date of birth 20 August 1999 (1999-08-20) (age 20)
Place of birth    Waltham Forest, England England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club England Arsenal
Number 28
Youth clubs
2014–2017 England Arsenal
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2017– England Arsenal 031 00(1)   
National team
England England U16
England England U19
England England U20
England England U21

Joseph George Willock (born 20 August 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Arsenal in the Premier League.


A youth product of Arsenal, Willock made his professional senior debut for the club on 20 September 2017 in the EFL Cup against Doncaster Rovers.

He made his Premier League debut against Newcastle United on 15 April, 2018. He scored his first senior goal on 29 November 2018 in a 3–0 Europa League victory away at Vorskla Poltava. He then scored his first brace in a 3–0 FA Cup victory away at Blackpool on 5 January 2019.

On 12 September 2019, it was announced that Willock had signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.

On 19 September 2019, he played as Arsenal won 3–0 against Eintracht Frankfurt by scoring deflected effort to open the scoring in the opening matchday of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League.

He scored his first goal at the Emirates Stadium after tapping in Arsenal's third goal in a 5-0 League Cup demolition of Nottingham Forest, set up by Hector Bellerin

International career

Willock scored for the England under-16 team against Scotland in the 2014 Victory Shield. He also represented the England under-19 team but was one of a number of players withdrawn from selection for the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship by their club.

Willock represented the England under-20 team in the 2018–19 Under 20 Elite League and scored the winning goals in games against Italy and Germany. Willock was a member of an England Under-20 side at the 2019 Toulon Tournament and scored in group stage defeats against Portugal and Chile.

On 30 August 2019, Willock was included in the England under-21 squad for the first time but had to withdraw due to injury.

Personal life

Joe has two brothers who are also footballers Chris and Matty. All 3 brothers shared a pitch when Manchester United played a reserve game against Arsenal in May 2017. Willock is of Montserratian descent.

Career statistics

As of 29 April 2018
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Europe Total
Arsenal 2017–18 Premier League20103050110
Career total 20103050110

External links

Arsenal FC
Arsenal F.C. squad - 2020–21

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