Joe Willock: 2019/2020 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Vinci, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Tsl

    Tsl Active Member

    If he just had scored on that chance in the first half :( Would’ve done wonders for his confidence. Top talent, he needs to believe in himself again!
  2. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Just has to start from the beginning and building up momentum. Pretty hard when the whole team's playing like **** aswell as the lineups being imbalanced, but he'll surely get chances to try with our midfield being the way it is. I would like to see him play a bit deeper, I think he's too far forward most of the time. He should play v Liege next week rather than against West Ham on Monday. Take him out the league for a hot second.
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  3. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    I hate this pressing 10 nonsense. Kid clearly is best deep, he does not have the vision or the technique to be a 10. He’s an 8. End of
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  4. Tsl

    Tsl Active Member

    Agree. Did he play that far forward for the U23 under Llungbjerg as well or did he play deeper?
  5. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Too much pressure being put on our youngsters again they aren't Chelsea youngsters the Chelsea once has successful loan spell and kept improving we doing things wrongly we giving youngsters who played so little top level football chance to improve themselves in difficult league. Unless they are like Cesc Wilshere Ramsey you don't do that it'll only destroy them
  6. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    I expected a bit more fight just like with the other home grown kids. They all seem a bit passive compared to Guendouzi & the Brazilian boy wonder.

    You can accept mistakes & a raw game but dont let the chance just pass you by. You never know this six months could have been his best opportunity.
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  7. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    His confidence is shot, just drop him and ease him back into the picture in a few weeks. Playing him is just doing him bad right now.

    We need results now anyway...
  8. protocal354

    protocal354 Member

    I hate to say it but I can't see him making it here. Unfortunately he will find it harder to break through once we sign good quality midfielders in the future. But probably will have a good football career. Like AMN.
  9. HaffBR

    HaffBR Active Member

    He's only 20.
  10. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Relying on youngsters all season shows how rubbish our squad depth is.
  11. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    He has to play in midfield, not ahead of it. He's a box-to-box effectively, so next to either Xhaka or Torreira with a creative dude in front of them.
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  12. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    No, he needs time back in the reserves to rebuild the confidence that has been knocked out of him in recent weeks. He's struggling big time.
  13. Divided_Pie

    Divided_Pie Well-Known Member

    Really disappointing to see Freddie carrying on with Emery’s “pressing #10” and Willock playing there. I figured he would favor Willock from their time in the U23’s but for the love of god play him as a B2B
  14. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    Sell for 2m!
  15. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Unlike Cornavirus.

    He's and 8 not a 10. He's looked poor at 10 whenever he's be thrust into there. All his bet performances have been playing from deeper than that.
  16. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Looks good when the opponents are not giving any effort, turns into an utter dud the moment opposition start playing. Can run, dribble but has limited passing & cracks under pressure.
    May turn out to be a decent bench option or starter for mid table clubs but don't think he'll ever become a first team regular for a club of our stature
    Seems like a new Iwobi
  17. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    He was fine, petered out a bit towards the end and his lapse ended up with the 2nd goal for Liege. I liked his work deeper on the pitch, but I feel he needs to find better positions in the middle to receive. It's probably one of his bigger issues - doesn't get enough touches on the ball and goes missing when we have possession.
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  18. zilfy

    zilfy Well-Known Member

    He's found some bad form but many on here far too quick to write him off. He has shown enough in the early stages of the season to suggest he will be impressive in the future.

    His loss of form needs to be understood in the context of a loss of form of 3/4 of our entire squad. No one's playing well (except Martinelli, Leno and Kola) and that's probably because we have been poorly coached for some time. I don't think an accurate assessment of a player's potential can be obtained under these conditions
  19. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Do we not have a more talented midfielder in our youth academy? Shocking, considering that midfield was never a problem.
  20. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Should've hit the back of the net.

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