Arsenal boss Unai Emery has never been one short of passion on the touchline.
And the Spaniard could not hide his delight when watching Joe Willock’s show of determination against Newcastle United
The incident came in the first half when Willock was running with the ball on Arsenal’s left flank but was stopped in his tracks and shoved off the pitch by Jonjo Shelvey.
Instead of relying on a teammate to provide cover, or complaining to the referee, the Gunners youngster quickly returned to his feet, chased down Shelvey and put in a sublime recovery tackle to win the ball back and start Arsenal’s counter-attack.
Think you can just shrug Joe Willock off the ball? Think again.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 12, 2019
Emery, who is often animated on the touchline was seen celebrating the 19 year-old’s moment of determination as if he had just scored a goal.
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Arsenal got their Premier League campaign off to an excellent start at St James’ Park as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal in the second half sealed Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle.