Joe Willock became the youngest player in Premier League history to score in
seven consecutive games with a stunner against Fulham.
In doing so, the Arsenal loanee became only the second Newcastle player to score in
seven consecutive league games since Alan Shearer, who achieved the feat back in 1996.
The England Under-21 international was sent out on loan by Arsenal in January in order
to give him regular Premier League football and the midfielder has played a pivotal role
in Newcastle’s successful survival bid.
Whether or not Willock gets an opportunity to extend that run will depend on whether
or not Newcastle can tempt Arsenal into selling one of their brightest prospects in the
Mikel Arteta insisted on Friday that the Hale End graduate would be back at the north
London club for pre-season training, but Newcastle boss Steve Bruce revealed he intends
to test Arsenal’s resolve. ‘We always said that it was a double-edged sword, and we have
to respect that he is Arsenal’s player,’ said Bruce. ‘We’ll see over the summer whether we
can test their resolve, but as I said from day one, I’d like to thank Mikel and Steve Round
on the football side of it because they were instrumental in getting me him and letting
us borrow him for a few months.