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Arsenal youngster Chris Willock has completed a move to Portuguese giants Benfica, just confirmed.
The 19-year-old wide-attacker has penned a five-year deal, and he arrives after the exhaustion of his contract with the Gunners.
— SL Benfica (@SLBenfica) June 30, 2017
This confirmation followed the revelation from Goal correspondent Chris Wheatley who claimed the deal was all but done on Friday evening.
The pacey attacker signed for the North London club when he was just five years old, and he has since risen through the various age group ranks.
He was given few opportunities to display his skill in the first team at Arsenal, and he appeared in the senior team on only two occasions, both times as a substitute in last season’s EFL Cup.
The 19-year-old was one of the Arsenal Under-23s top performers last term, and he appeared in 19 games across all competitions, which produced three goals and eight assists.
The Englishman is naturally a left-sided winger, but he can also be deployed to the right and attacking midfield.
Benfica cruised to the title last term, and they also reached the last-16 stage of the Champions League, at which point they were eliminated by Borussia Dortmund.
Willock has been capped by England Under-19s on 10 occasions, and he has found the net three times.