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'Whoever you are, I'll face you with all I've got'

Not many players get the chance to test themselves against their childhood idols but Joe Willock was given that exact opportunity during pre-season.

Lining up alongside Granit Xhaka in our midfield, the 20-year-old was able to go head to head with a Real Madrid midfield containing Luka Modric.

And Willock has always looked up to the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.

"Playing against such big teams in pre-season was a really big deal for me," he told Arsenal Player. "I always take it 100 per cent seriously because I want to show what I can do against the best players in the world.