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Arsenal academy boy 'likely' to leave after pre-season exclusion

Chris Willock is likely to leave Benfica this summer, just a year on from joining the club from Arsenal last summer, according to reports in Portugal.

Arsenal 'attentive' to 21-year-old's progress: His entourage expect a summer move

Andrija Zivkovic
Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Andrija Zivkovic this summer, but need to move fast if they want to do so before the World Cup.

Arsenal’s forgotten forward could be welcomed back by new manager

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Lucas Perez could be on his way to Portugal next season as Benfica reportedly consider a move for the Spanish forward.

Arsenal scout talented 21-year-old winger and £87m midfielder

BELGRADE, SERBIA - AUGUST 29. Andrija Zivkovic of FK Partizan in action during the Serbia Super League match between FK Partizan and OFK Belgrade at Partizan stadium August 29, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
Arsenal joined a number of clubs in watching both Benfica play FC Porto and Belenenses play Sporting CP, according to reports in Portugal.

Manchester United join the race for £52m Arsenal target

Manchester United have joined Arsenal and a number of other top clubs 'sniffing around' Benfica 18-year-old Joao Felix, according to reports.

Deal for exciting €60m 18-year-old will cost Arsenal at least €40m

Arsenal are tracking 18-year-old Benfica attacking midfielder, Joao Felix, and the player is reportedly available for offers over €40m despite having a €60m release clause.

Arsenal told 20-year-old will cost more than £35m

Arsenal will have to pay more than €40m (£35m) if they want to sign Ruben Dias from Benfica this summer, according to reports in Portugal.

Manchester United join Arsenal in scouting £53m winger

Andrija Zivkovic
Arsenal are reportedly still scouting Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic, but Manchester United also sent representatives to watch the Portuguese club over the weekend.

Arsenal scouts return to watch through-ball master and 6ft1 defender

Arsenal sent scouts to watch Benfica again this weekend, with reports that they split their attention between winger Andrija Zivkovic and defender Ruben Dias.

Arsenal linked with £31m Santi Cazorla replacement

REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY - DECEMBER 07: Bryan Cristante of Atalanta in action during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Atalanta and Olympique Lyon at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on December 7, 2017 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
Benfica midfielder Bryan Cristante is being linked with numerous European clubs in the Portuguese media, including Arsenal.

Exciting 21-year-old winger scores and assists as Arsenal and Manchester United...

BELGRADE, SERBIA - AUGUST 29. Andrija Zivkovic of FK Partizan in action during the Serbia Super League match between FK Partizan and OFK Belgrade at Partizan stadium August 29, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
Arsenal scouts were reportedly in attendance as Benfica demolished Martimo this weekend.

Portuguese report: Arsenal return to watch versatile 21-year-old midfielder again

Arsenal had a scout watching Benfica midfielder Andrija Zivkovic against Portimonense, according to reports. 

21-year-old left-footed Serbian scouted by Arsenal who fits profile

Andrija Zivkovic
Arsenal have been linked with Andrija Zivkovic again after a scout watched Benfica's victory over Rio Ave. 

Arsenal repeatedly scout player who could have joined West Ham in...

Arsenal had a scout at the Lisbon derby between Sporting and Benfica last Wednesday, and could have been watching William Carvalho. Again.

Premier League duo ahead of Leeds United in the race for...

Bournemouth and Newcastle United are ahead of Leeds United in the race for Chris Willock, as Benfica struggle to give the ex-Arsenal forward enough minutes at the top level.

Arsenal and Manchester United on alert with 21-year-old available for £31m

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly set to battle it out for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Goncalo Guedes, who has been put up for sale this month.

Arsenal have competition from Sevilla for £53m teenager

Andrija Zivkovic
Sevilla are planning a bid for Andrija Zivkovic, after Arsenal sent scouts to report on the winger's progress at Benfica in recent weeks.

Arsenal scout Serbian 21-year-old with £53m release clause

Arsenal sent a scout to watch Serbian winger Andrija Zivkovic play in the Portuguese cup, according to reports.

Report: Arsenal scout 21-year-old winger with £53m release clause

Andrija Zivkovic
Arsenal have reportedly been scouting Benfica winger, Andrija Zivkovic, this week.

Winger watched by Arsene Wenger for years travels to England

Arsenal will be watching Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic against Manchester United, according to reports.

Arsenal monitor goalkeeper's situation at Manchester United

Arsenal and Benfica are both reportedly interested in signing Manchester United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson.

Willock training with the Benfica first team

Chris Willock will reportedly continue training with the Benfica first-team but will feature in the Portugese second division with the B Team this season.

Former Arsenal defender Ormonde-Ottewill joins Helmond Sport

Former Arsenal defender Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill has joined Dutch side Helmond Sport, after leaving Swindon Town this summer.

Arsenal fans deliver verdict after preseason and it’s not good

Arsenal fans
Arsenal have finished their six pre-season games before the Community Shield on 6 August, so what have Gooners made of it?

Arsenal will always be in my heart says former player

Chris Willock says that Arsenal will always be in his heart despite leaving north London for Benfica last month.

Mail on Sunday make Arsenal’s great win all about idiot abuser

Rather than focus on a win Sami Mokbel describes as 'as emphatic as they come', the Mail on Sunday have chosen to focus on the idiot that abused Arsene Wenger during Arsenal's 5-2 win over Benfica.

Arsenal fans deliver their verdict on Sead Kolasinac

Sead Kolasinac has arrived in north London, people.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s 5-2 win over Benfica

Although it's only pre-season, it's still nice to beat any team 5-2.

Arsenal fans rave about Reiss Nelson

Reiss Nelson put in another sterling performance in midfield for Arsenal against Benfica.

Player focus: Arsenal fans quick to judge as Lacazette makes Emirates...

Despite Alexandre Lacazette barely playing quarter of an hour against Benfica, Arsenal fans have already made up their minds about the former Lyon striker.

Can we play you every week: Arsenal fans react to emphatic...

Arsenal beat Benfica
Despite a bit of a defensively dodgy first half, Arsenal managed to romp to a comfortable win over Benfica in the Emirates Cup.

Team news v Benfica: Giroud given nod

Arsenal team news
Arsenal face Benfica in their first Emirates Cup match following Leipzig's clash against Sevilla.

Mesut Ozil praises former Arsenal youngster Chris Willock

Mesut Ozil has praised former Arsenal winger Chris Willock ahead of tomorrow's friendly against Benfica.

Ozil lavishes praise on former Arsenal wonderkid Willock

Mesut Ozil recently lavished praised on former Arsenal wonderkid, Chris Willock.

Arsenal to debut new PUMA away kit against Benfica

Arsenal have announced that they'll be debuting their PUMA away kit against Benfica at the Emirates Cup this Saturday.

Medical complete after Arsenal send letter

Oddly enough, the day after reports emerged that chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, had issued Barcelona with a sternly worded 'hands off' letter regarding their pursuit of Hector Bellerin, the Catalan giants have more or less signed Benfica's Nelson Semedo.

Barcelona eye £26.5m deal after giving up on Arsenal man

Barcelona have made a €30m offer for Benfica right back Nelson Semedo, hinting they may have finally given up on Arsenal's Hector Bellerin.

Benfica new-boy is blazing a trail for British starlets following bold...

Chris Willock's adventurous move to Benfica is an exciting one and could prove important for British starlets in the future.

Talented teenager explains decision behind leaving Arsenal

Chris Willock was officially unveiled as a Benfica player earlier this week and has said his goodbyes after 14 years at Arsenal.

Barcelona draw up list of four alternatives should they fail to...

Barcelona appear to finally be coming to terms with the fact that they're not signing Hector Bellerin this summer and have reportedly drawn up a four-man wishlist just in case.

Arsenal player snubs new contract and is keen on a summer...

Arsenal youngster, Chris Willock, has reportedly rejected a new deal with the Gunners in favour of a move to Benfica.

Arsenal to miss out as Manchester United close in on 28-year-old...

Welbeck in a second-half cameo against Chelsea
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic looks set to join Manchester United this summer, with Arsenal failing to convince him to make the switch to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal winger closes in on deal that will anger fans

Arsenal's highly-rated winger Chris Willock looks set to join Portuguese giants Benfica this summer on a permanent deal.

Barcelona finally get the message about Bellerin

Barcelona have reportedly ended their pursuit of Hector Bellerin - for now at least.

Fulham make bid for ex-Arsenal and Benfica attacker

Fulham have reportedly made a bid for former Arsenal and Benfica forward, Rui Fonte.

Jorge Mendes interfering with Barcelona's deal to sign this player so...

Football agent, Jorge Mendes, is reportedly trying to convince Barcelona not to sign Hector Bellerin this summer as he wants them to sign one of his clients instead.

Arsenal chase 20-year-old at the U21 European Championships with €60m buyout...

Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Serbian winger Andrija Zivkovic and may well make another approach after failing last summer.

Arsenal track Benfica winger with £52.5m release clause

Arsenal have emerged as interested suitors for Benfica winger, Andrija Živković, with the 20-year-old currently representing Serbia at this summer's u21 Euros in Poland.

Where did Arsenal rank in the list of the most decorated...

A Reddit user named Harefield has researched which football club has the most decorated players in Europe in the squad.

Arsene Wenger’s ‘passion’ to sign for Wolves

20-year-old Benfica winger, Diogo Gonçalves, once described as Arsene Wenger's 'passion', is set to join Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.

Five potential replacements should Arsenal sell Hector Bellerin this summer

With Arsenal and Spain defender Hector Bellerin admitting homesickness and being reportedly close to a move to former side Barcelona, here are five potential replacements Arsenal could sign this summer.

Liverpool join Arsenal in race for Benfica star

Arsenal reportedly have competition for Benfica's Pizzi in the form of Liverpool and Juventus.

20-year-old Portuguese youth star responds to Arsenal links after already rejecting...

Benfica B winger, Diogo Gonçalves, has admitted that while the Premier League is the best in the world, he's not thinking about a move at the moment.

20-year-old winger stars as Arsenal scouts watch on

Andrija Živković
Arsenal reportedly scouted Benfica winger, Andria Zivkovic, during the 20-year-old's side's 3-3 draw against Estoril.

Arsenal scout Fulham flop

Konstantinos Mitroglou
Arsenal scouts were reportedly watching Benfica's Konstantinos Mitroglou during the Portuguese side's 3-3 draw against Estoril.

Arsenal scout watches £60m Swedish defender but Manchester United seal 'option'

Arsenal reportedly had a scout in the crowd as Benfica played Belenenses, watching defender, Victor Lindelof.

PSG make contact for player Arsenal scouted for summer move –...

Goncalo Guedes
PSG have reportedly been in touch with Benfica’s Goncalo Guedes’ agent, Jorges Mendes, with an eye towards a January move according to a report in Portugal based on one from France.

£52m forward scores twice as Arsenal scouts watch on

Goncalo Guedes
Goncalo Guedes found the net twice as Arsenal scouts watched the player from the stands.

Arsenal scout Benfica star amid transfer rumours - report

Goncalo Guedes
Just a day ago it was reported that Arsenal were eyeing up Goncalo Guedes as an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replacement and now we've been spotted scouting him.

Arsenal eye up Portuguese Oxlade-Chamberlain replacement as Manchester City hover -...

Goncalo Guedes
Arsenal are apparently lining up Benfica winger, Goncalo Guedes, as a potential replacement for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Manchester United ready to swoop for £51m Arsenal target - report

Goncalo Guedes
Manchester United have reportedly overtaken Arsenal in the race to sign Benfica's Goncalo Guedes.

Arsenal and Manchester United linked with £40m full-back - report

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly interested in Benfica right-back, Nelson Semedo, who just so happens to have a £40m release clause.

Arsenal chasing player they’ve already held meeting for, Manchester United, City...

Goncalo Guedes
Arsenal are said to be still interested in signing Goncalo Guedes with Manchester United now replacing Manchester City in the sub-editors headline bag.

Arsenal and Manchester United scout Benfica forward - report

Goncalo Guedes
Arsenal, along with several other Premier League teams, were reportedly at the Benfica v Besiktas Champions League clash this week in order to watch rumoured target, Goncalo Guedes, in action.

Benfica, Sporting and Roma all race to sign Arsenal midfielder -...

Benfica and Sporting have now joined the plethora of clubs reportedly interested in signing Jack Wilshere on loan before the transfer window closes.

Arsenal turns to 19-year-old Portuguese forward - Portuguese report

According to O Jogo, Arsenal are scouting Benfica B player, Diogo Gonçalves.

Valencia hunt for Mustafi replacement ahead of potential Arsenal move –...

Spanish news outlet, Superdeporte, is claiming that Valencia are looking for new defenders in light of the recent speculation regarding Shkodran Mustafi's future at the club.

Arsenal hold meeting for 19-year-old winger chased by Manchester United

Goncalo Guedes
Arsenal have reportedly sent some people to do something in regards to 19-year-old Goncalo Guedes.

Farcical to say Arsenal interested when Manchester United put in another...

Arsenal are allegedly interested in signing Benfica’s Renato Sanchez – a player so coveted that United are said to be readying another ridiculously insane bid for a teenager.

Arsenal scouting mystery player in Atlético Madrid win

In Portugal, it's customary for clubs to name which clubs had scouts at their games, and someone from Arsenal was present in Portugal once...

Goalkeeper rejects Manchester United for Arsenal

Young Portuguese talent Joao Virginia is set to come over to London ahead of a deal which will see him sign his first professional...

Vieira says Arsenal deal won't happen

by Lewis Ambrose Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has ruled out a move for Arsenal forward Joel Campbell. Benfica were on the end of a good...

David Moyes will have to pay £5M for Arsenal forward

by Lewis Ambrose After a strong loan spell at Olympiakos was followed by an impressive World Cup campaign for Costa Rica Joel Campbell was given...

Arsenal won’t loan Campbell, only sell – report

A report in the Portuguese paper O Jogo is claiming that Arsenal will not send Joel Campbell out on loan – but they will...