5-year deal agreed: Arsenal completes transfer of highly rated attacker – Not Lacazette


The struggles for Arsenal in the transfer window is not in the signing of players but the Gunners have lost a great talent and they are yet unsure of the future of some of their player.

English youngster and Arsenal attacker Chris Willock has departed Emirates and has put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Portuguese side Benfica, this is according to the Mirror.

The 19-year-old forward ran down his Arsenal contract with just a month left on it and he decided to move to Benfica so as to play regularly.

Willock joined Arsenal as a five-year old but broke into the scene with two substitute appearances for Arsenal in the EFL Cup. The player is yet to have a cameo in the Premier League but it is highly likely that he’ll cement a place in the first team of Benfica.

It appears that Willock is unwilling to wait for his chances at the Club. Arsene Wenger is credited with developing a chunk of youngsters and he is just one of many coaches of top Clubs that does that.

After completing the move, Willock granted an interview and said:

‘I hope I can show what I can do on the pitch. I think we have a great team and we can achieve great things in the future,’

His brother Matty is currently with Manchester United after he was released by Arsenal as a 15-year old. They may not be destined to play for Arsenal.

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