Premier league news Jermaine Jenas baffled by Arsenal letting Joe Willock join Newcastle on loan Last spor news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Arsenal's decision to let Joe Willock join Newcastle United on loan in January has been scrutinised by former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas after his form for the Magpies
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Jermaine Jenas believes the decision to let Joe Willock leave to join Newcastle United on loan sums up Arsenal's problems this season. The Gunners midfielder has impressed on loan at Newcastle, scoring four goals in his last four games, including strikes against Tottenham, West Ham, Liverpool and Leicester City. Willock has now scored five goals for Newcastle since joining the Magpies on loan in January, which is more than any Arsenal player has managed to score since he left the club. And Jenas says that while he feels there are a number of problems for the Gunners, he says the decision to let Willock leave on loan is one that has baffled him. "There seems to be some very weird situations, the desperation to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on this long contract and then what has happened to him this year, I know he has had malaria, but that is not the first time he has taken his captain off, or not played him," he said, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now "They have let a few players go out on loan and impressed, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has done reasonably well at West Brom, Joe Willock is performing out of his skin in a Newcastle shirt and I am sure that Arsenal fans will be hoping the likes of him and Reiss Nelson can come to the fore. "But I don't know what Arsenal are going to be next year, I really don't." Willock's future is likely to be the subject of much speculation this summer, with Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce admitting that he would like to sign the Arsenal midfielder, if possible. However, while Willock could command a sizeable fee given his form and his age, with the 21-year-old impressing in the Premier League with the Magpies, Jenas says he feels the decision to let him go in January sums up the Gunners' woes. "Willian has offered nothing all year, it stinks of what it probably stank of when he first joined, which is getting a couple of years on top money," he said. Willian got off to a slow start at Arsenal (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) "Yet you have a hungry player here, who is Arsenal through and through who is keen to impress. It seemed a strange one at the time, and I have always rated Joe Willock. "He obviously looked at him in the Europa League games and felt he wasn't going to add anything, because Arsenal are not one of those teams to say go and get experience, they are not in that place. "Top, top teams can do that, but Arsenal are not in that place, but there have been a lot of strange decisions and that is why they are where they are. Read More Related Articles Arsenal and Mikel Arteta sent strong warning by Sam Allardyce ahead of West Brom showdown Read More Related Articles Kieran Tierney told to make huge transfer decision in scathing Arsenal verdict "Yes, it would have been great for them to get into the Champions League via the Europa League, but the reality is they would have been obliterated and probably wouldn't get out of the group stage, based on how poor they have been.
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." However, Jenas said he could see similarities between Arteta's reign at Arsenal and the early days for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, although he added that there were some big differences as well.
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"The only defence I can give Mikel Arteta, is to go way back to Pep Guardiola's beginning at Manchester City, he was trying to get them to play his way and they were making mistakes, but he was adamant that was how he wanted to play football," he said. "He only rectified it by buying players really, you can coach players to a certain extent, but if they are not good enough, they are not good enough. "Mikel Arteta doesn't have the ability to do that, and the mistakes we have seen all year is because he has been asking them to play a certain way, which they can't, and he doesn't seem to have another way of playing to make that team a little bit more comfortable."
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