Arsenal’s media team have released an emotional farewell message to former player and boyhood fan Joe Willock following his permanent move to Newcastle.
The lifelong Gooner left his boyhood club – who he has played for since he was just FOUR years old – after completing his £25million move to Tyneside.
He impressed massively while playing for us on loan last season and fans have been clamouring for the return of Willock all summer, with talks ongoing between NUFC and Arsenal for months.
Steve Bruce breathed a sigh of relief at his press conference on Friday – calling the deal “worth the wait” – as he welcomed back a player whose performance went a long way to saving his job last season.
Now, The Gunners have said goodbye to their academy product, and posted this on social media with the caption: “you will always be part of the Arsenal family.”
Watch their brilliant tribute to the 21-year-old below: