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Keown says Willock may struggle for regular game time despite impressing in the Europa League

‘He’s maturing nicely… if he’s not getting the chances, is he going to have to go on loan?’: Arsenal legend Martin Keown says Joe Willock may struggle for regular game time despite impressing in the Europa League

Arsenal legend Martin Keown says Joe Willock may need to go out on loan to gain regular game time after another impressive display in the Europa League.

The 21-year-old midfielder played a key part in the Gunners’ 4-1 victory over Molde on Thursday night.

Willock had a point to prove after being left out of the squad for the 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock (above) has impressed in the Europa League this season

And Keown says he may struggle to break the midfield partnership of Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey. 

He told BT Sport: ‘He wants to make the difference, he’s got great technique and drive and they need to make use of that for the first time.

‘He’s finding the extra gears and he’s maturing nicely. If he’s not getting the chances, is he going to have to go on loan? We don’t know….