Arsenal loanee Joe Willock continued his incredible form for Newcastle United on Sunday, notching his eighth goal for the Magpies.
The youngster helped Steve Bruce’s side end the season with a 2-0 win over Fulham.
He also matched the record of scoring in seven consecutive Premier League games set by Alan Shearer.
After the game, the midfielder spoke to Match of the Day (via Express) about his future.
“To be in his company, I’m honoured,” he said. “And that it’s happened for this wonderful club. He has often messaged me to congratulate me, and I’m sure he’ll be happy for me.”
He also commented on how the Magpies had done well to confirm their survival in the league.
“When we were going through our tough period, we said we would stick together, and we’ve done that really well,” he added.
Match of the Day then asked the 21-year-old about his future, but he refused to be drawn on the subject.
“We’ll see what the future holds,” said Willock. “I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to play for this wonderful club, and I’m happy it’s gone so well.”
It would not be a surprise to see Willock back in Tyneside next season, given how well he has performed.
It was a gamble by the north Londoners to send Willock out on loan, and they will be happy that their decision has paid dividends.
His displays will have caught Mikel Arteta’s eye, and it will be interesting to see if the Spanish boss includes the midfielder in his plans for next season.
If the midfielder stays at Arsenal he will want more game time, which may be difficult given the players already present at the Emirates Stadium.
Whether Arsenal can integrate Willock into their plans for next season is a question that will be answered soon.
The Englishman has done a fantastic job at Newcastle, putting himself in a great position going into the summer.