Should Joe Willock ...

Should Joe Willock start against Newcastle United?  


Admin Martin
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29/07/2019 10:32 am  

Joe Willock has been one of the stand out players this pre-season and some are urging that he start the game against Newcastle United.

So, that is the question for today, should Willock start against Newcastle?

Should Joe Willock start against Newcastle United?

  • Yes (73%, 71 Votes)
  • No (27%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

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30/07/2019 2:52 am  

Surprised people are saying yes. How many times have we watched opening day, and the Arsenal players are completely unprepared for the uptake in quality compared to pre-season? I like Willock, but throwing him in on opening day is not a smart move. And if he doesn't do a good job we go right back to saying he wasn't ready, and Emery was crazy for thinking he was. We have Cabellos, Xhaka, Torriera, Guendouzi who can all play in Willock's position. I see no need to throw him to the wolves so quickly.

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31/07/2019 1:16 pm  

He should start. Even Guendouzi started last season when he was 19 years old. 

If you are good enough you play no matter the age. Age should not be that much of an issue. Cesc at 17 years old became our main man. Rooney at 16 years old became a first teamer. 



Thief of Dreams
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01/08/2019 5:51 pm  

@RSH Normally I would agree with you, but this time I personally feel that Willock is ready. And a gem like that has to be tried. And as @goonsterz said, Guendouzi started last season and did well.

I have a feeling Willock will do equally well. A gamble of course, but one I would be willing to make.

Speaking of Guendouzi, I keep hearing that he passes sideways and lack penetration, to me that only occurs when there is no movement and players are in the passing shadow. Otherwise I feel he is very direct in his passes. Both crosses and through balls.

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04/08/2019 10:36 am  

Joe Willock is good and ready like a thoroughbred racehorse straining at the bit just waiting to go


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