Arsenal are yet to make a decision over the future of Newcastle United target Joe Willock.

Steve Bruce hasn’t disguised the fact he wants to bring the midfielder back to St James’ Park. The Toon boss has been very open in the media, but has admitted that Newcastle can’t wait forever.

But as it stands, Willock remains an Arsenal player. That’s despite the fact that there were reports recently that the Magpies were close to completing a deal. Seemingly they were wide of the mark.

The longer the saga goes on, the more frustrated the Toon Army get.

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Newcastle are now the only Premier League club not to make a signing this summer. And with the new season less than two weeks away, that is a major concern.

Bruce’s squad is weaker than it was last season, where a late surge moved us away from the relegation zone.

With eight goals in 14 games, Newcastle desperately need to sign Willock, or a player of his style.

Willock remains the number one target, but when will a decision be made?

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Arsenal decision on Joe Willock reportedly on the horizon

According to the Express, Arsenal will make a decision over Willock’s future within the next week.

They add that the final decision will likely rest with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

Willock wants to play regular first-team football, which is why he should come back to Newcastle. He won’t get that at Arsenal.

But then it may come down to whether Arsenal want to sell or loan the youngster.

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A permanent transfer might suit them better, as it will boost their transfer funds.

Interestingly, the Telegraph have stated today (August 3rd) that Newcastle are so desperate to sign Willock that they will pay the £22million asking price.

Regardless, it seems as though a conclusion to this saga might be on the horizon. Fingers crossed it ends with Joe Willock proclaiming ‘come on you Maggies’.

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