Andrija Zivkovic is a transfer target for Arsenal who are rumoured to have sent scouts to keep an eye on his performances at the European U21 Championship in Poland.

Zivkovic currently plays for Benfica, having arrived last summer from Partizan on a free transfer. He spent his youth years at Partizan where he made his senior debut at 16 and first captained the side aged just 17. He is also the youngest Serbian international footballer in history.

Zivkovic made 24 appearances last season for Benfica, scoring one goal and making 11 assists in the process and he is slowly making becoming a regular first team player.


Style and strengths

Zivkovic is very good with the ball at his feet and loves to be in possession, making runs down the flank and taking on his opponents with bursts of pace and his dribbling. He maintains an 86% of pass completion rate and a 55.56% successful take on rate.

He is left footed but plays mostly on the right wing, often cutting inside and positioning himself around the box. His right leg is also nicely developed and the player is comfortable using both feet if necessary. Zivkovic makes an average of 1.5 chances and 1.36 key passes per-game.

Crossing and set-pieces are his main weapons, as he has the ability to send very precise long balls to the forwards and he even got a few of his assists that way.

Zivkovic is also very responsible with his defensive duties and keeps track of his player.

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