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Ozil backs Willock to come good

19th July 2019, 18:39 by Tom Hill

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has backed youngster Joe Willock to be a 'big player' for the club during the upcoming campaign.

The 19-year-old is a product of the club's youth academy and made a number of appearances in the Europa League and FA Cup last season.

Willock started his first Premier League game on the final day of the season against Burnley and helped the Gunners record a 3-1 win.

He impressed during Arsenal's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup and Ozil is expecting him to kick on under Unai Emery this season.

"He knows what he can do, so he is not arrogant on the pitch but he believes in himself," Ozil told the club's website. "Especially yesterday against Bayern Munich, against a big club, he shows his quality. We are happy to have him.

"He was strong last year as well. So of course, if you really work with the first team together always, you feel more comfortable and you believe in yourself more. I think this season, especially in the pre-season he shows his quality and I think he can help us this season.

"At the end of the day, those young players have quality. They show it every day in the training. If they stay healthy and believe in themselves, so I think he will be a big player."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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