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Willock - The advice I gave to debutant Balogun

Joe Willock knows exactly what it takes to make the step up to first-team football.

Our Hale End graduate progressed through our academy system to make his senior debut under Arsène Wenger in April 2018, and is closing in on 70 first-team appearances.

So how did it feel for Willock to watch Folarin Balogun, a fellow youngster, make his first appearance for Mikel Arteta's side?

"I thought he did well," he told "It's never easy coming on for such a big team and making your debut.

"I thought he did well, he's scoring a lot of goals in the under-23s and that's all he can do.