Arsenal youngster Chris Willock has been an impressive performer amongst the club’s youth academy products.
The youngster – whose brother also plays for the under-18s – has been regular for Arsenal’s UEFA Youth League team, and recently has stood out for under-21 side. Such has been his impressive performances, that Willock made the bench for Arsenal’s FA cup tie against Sunderland and has become a regular first team trainer.
It has been during these training sessions, that Willock has noticed the quality of Arsenal’s lone January signing; Mohamed Elneny. The Egyptian international was bought from Basel for £5m, and the Arsenal youngster told the club’s official website, as reported by talkSPORT, that he has the quality to be a success in the Premier League.
I recently trained with our new signing Mohamed Elneny and I was very impressed. From what I saw he is an excellent player who can break down opposition play and solidifies the midfield.
Although Elneny was Arsenal’s only signing, he could provide valuable depth and quality in Arsenal’s midfield. As we enter a crucial stage in the campaign, the 23-year-old could serve as a vital, yet late contributor.
While talking to the club’s website, Willock also reiterated his personal aspirations to break into the first team.
I personally want to become more and more involved with the first team for the remainder of the season and look forward to playing for the first team again.