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Joe Willock delivers verdict on Arsenal’s Europa League win over Dundalk after goal and assist

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock has said that scoring his side’s second goal in Thursday’s 3-0 victory over Dundalk in the Europa League was a ‘proud moment’ for him and his family.

The 21-year-old performed brilliantly against the Irish outfit, firing into the roof of the net a minute before half-time before earning an assist as he set up Nicolas Pepe shortly after the restart.

The North London club currently sit top of the pile in Group B before next week’s clash with Molde, who are level on points with Mikel Arteta’s side.

Willock told BT Sport after the final whistle that he was happy with his contributions during the match as Arsenal cruised to victory.

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“For me, I’m so grateful to play for this team and to start from the beginning, it makes me really happy and it’s a proud moment for me and my family,” he said.

“The team did well and I’m happy to contribute with a goal.”

He revealed Arteta had challenged him to make the most of his chances to impress, and is hoping that he will get more opportunities to shine under his management this season.

“To be honest, he told me to keep working hard in training and when you get your opportunity, you have to take it,” he continued.

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