Date of birth: 31/01/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: London (England)
Youth career: Arsenal FC
Current club: Arsenal FC
Squad number: —
Current national team: England U-18
Position: winger, attacking midfielder, second striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Al Kass International Cup 2015, 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/0), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (6/1), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (5/1)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Marco Reus
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– explosive winger/wide forward
– likes to cut inside
– likes to cross
– likes to dribble
– counter attack threat
– good vision and comfort on the ball
– often comes from the wing into the central area of the pitch
– often uses his creativity and passing skills to set up goals for other players
– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity
– known for his explosive acceleration, and his dribbling ability at speed
– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box
– excellent balance and changes of pace
– gets fouled often
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
Al Kass International Cup 2015 3rd place with Arsenal.
No senior team appearances yet.
Chris Willock is a very promising youngster who is a product of Arsenal youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented players of his generation in England. Chris is one of three footballing brothers – his younger brother Joe also plays for Arsenal, while his older brother Matthew plays for Manchester United. In summer 2015, few months after signing his first professional contract, he was selected to travel with the first-team squad for their pre-season trip to Asia, during which he featured in the victory over a Singapore Select XI. Currently, he is one of the most important players of Arsenal youth team, which competes in the Premier League U21 and UEFA Youth League. He is an England youth international since 2013 – he represented his country at the 2015 European Under-17 Championship and 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
“We have high expectations of Chris. We know he’s a very, very talented player who can decide a match.”
(Andries Jonker – Arsenal academy manager)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.