Joe Willock 'not looking at Arsenal' as midfielder opens door to permanent transfer after Newcastle loan
JOE WILLOCK has revealed he isn't thinking about about his future at Arsenal as he insisted his focus is purely on Newcastle.
The 21-year-old joined the Magpies on loan until the end of the season in the winter transfer window, and made an instant impression on his debut last week.
Willock opened his account for Steve Bruce's side just 16 minutes into the clash at St James' Park against Southampton as he helped his new team win 3-2.
Despite featuring in 17 matches under Mikel Arteta this term, the England youth international opted to make the move up north in search of regular time.
And having departed the Emirates, albeit on loan, Willock has stated a return to Arsenal is not something he is thinking about.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "When I decided to come here I had a sense of peace.
"I didn't ever feel like it was going to be the wrong one (decision). When I came here, everyone was so welcoming.
"My first day everyone was speaking to me, I was speaking to the manager, that was when I knew it was the right decision and to score on my debut and to get three points is an even bigger plus.
"I'm trying to focus on what I have to do now, focus on Newcastle United. I'm not really looking at Arsenal at the moment.
"I'm here to prove to Newcastle United that I can play every week and affect the games and win games for them.
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"I'm not really looking at Arsenal, when that time comes for me to make a decision to go back or not that will come.
"But right now, I'm focused on Newcastle and I'm loving every minute that I'm here."
And Willock will be looking to showcase his talent in the next few weeks, with Newcastle to face Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves later this month.
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