Doesn’t it depend on staying upright?
It certainly looks that way.
Over the weekend, the Sunday Mirror print edition unveiled this Newcastle were eager to bring the 21-year-old back to the club after a success to lend passage so far but Arsenal would prefer the player to continue his development in the premier league if they accepted such an agreement.
How is it set up?
From Chris Waugh’s report yesterday, Willock has settled in well off the pitch and is held in high regard among those behind the scenes.
Already on average the most tackles per match (2.3 via Who scored) and having scored twice – as much as the summer signing Jeff hendrick and more than Jonjo Shelvey – Willock has been a productive signing. So it is promising that the club would like to bring him back, although that seems entirely dependent on whether or not Fulham can be held back.
Which Steve Bruce said about him?
Where else needs strengthening?
During the delayed summer transfer window, the club would have tried to get Rob Holding to sign on to lend Arsenal, so it looks like Bruce would like to bring in another center-back if the numbers allow.
If they prove to be able to bring Willock back next season, funds may be released to make that happen. With people like Achraf Lazaar and DeAndre Yedlin having left the club after clog the payroll, the idea of a new reinforcement could be more realistic in a few months.
Provided, of course, that they stay in the division.