Official: Arsenal midfielder joins EPL side

English Premier League

Arsenal have confirmed that midfielder Joe Willock has completed a permanent move to Newcastle United.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at the Magpies, where he registered eight goals in 14 appearances after joining in January.

Newcastle have now secured the midfielder's services on a permanent basis, with the player signing a long-term deal on Friday afternoon.

"I'm buzzing to be here," Willock told nufc.co.uk.

"I loved my time here last season and I'm really happy to be back and to be a Newcastle United player.

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"Leaving Arsenal is obviously a big step, and I'd like to thank everyone involved with the club for all their support over the years, but this is the right move to the right club at the right time for me.

"I only got one chance to play in front of a smaller number of Newcastle fans as a home player last season, so I can't wait to step out in front of a packed St. James' Park and experience that atmosphere.

"Come on, you Maggies!”

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