Arsenal star Joe Willock poised for Newcastle loan move on deadline day

Mikel Arteta the Arsenal Head Coach shakes hands with Steve Bruce the Newcastle Manager before the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
Arteta thinks the move would be good for Willock (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock is poised for a move to Newcastle United on loan as Steve Bruce looks to bolster his squad on transfer deadline day.

Willock has made 17 first-team appearances under Mikel Arteta this season, scoring three goals, but has been limited to just two starts in the Premier League.

It’s thought he might benefit from a spell away from the Emirates on loan and Newcastle have emerged as the most likely contenders.

Willock is one of two loan deals Bruce’s team is pushing for on deadline day, according to The Telegraph.

Leicester star Hamza Choudhury is also lined up for a move to the north east.

The Willock deal is currently more likely, although it’s still unclear if he will agree to move to Newcastle.

Joe Willock of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on January 13, 2021 in St Albans, England.
Willock is poised to join Newcastle on loan (Picture: Getty Images)

Choudhury has agreed to move on loan but his hopes of an exit could be denied by injury problems at Leicester.

Bruce is due to speak to Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers to get a firm yes or no on that deal.

Arteta believes that a move to Newcastle would be the ideal test for Willock at this stage in his career.

Bruce is expecting a firm answer within the coming hours.

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