Former England international Trevor Sinclair thinks Joe Willock should snub Newcastle’s attempts to buy him.

Willock of course arrived at St James’ Park on the final day of the winter transfer window and has played a big part in securing Newcastle’s top flight status for another season.

But Sinclair has told TalkSPORT he thinks Willock is good enough to force himself into Mikel Arteta’s team at Arsenal next season.

Steve Bruce recently said he would ‘love’ to buy Willock in the summer and that the club will look into doing that.

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If I was him, I would want to get back to Arsenal,” said Sinclair.

“Because from what I have seen from Arsenal’s midfield, they haven’t been anywhere near as good or as productive as what I have seen from Joe Willock.


“His athleticism, his desire to affect the game and he is a box-to-box player playing with freedom and playing like he is wanting to prove someone wrong.

“If you ask any player who has been released out on loan that is the first thing you go for. Prove people who have let you go wrong. He has done that over the last three months and he has been exceptional for Newcastle.”

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Willock has scored in his last four Newcastle appearances and the Magpies haven’t lost any of them.

Without Callum Wilson in the side, Newcastle have lacked goal threat at times this season, but Willock has helped remedy that.

Arsenal may well decide to offload him to raise funds for a squad overhaul in the forthcoming window.

But of course question marks remain over whether Arteta will still be in charge then, given that Arsenal are set for a mid-table finish and will end the campaign without silverware.

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