Chris Willock leaves Arsenal to join Benfica

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Benfica have announced the signing of Chris Willock from Arsenal on a free transfer.

The 19 year old had been offered new terms by the club but refused to sign, and as his contract expires he had the option of a move to Portuguese giants.

He was a player highly rated by those in the youth set up, but his path to first team football at the Gunners was always going to be a difficult one. As fans demand top quality improvements to the squad, it becomes more difficult for young players to make the breakthrough.

He will certainly find it a little easier at Benfica, and the prospect of first team football, learning a new language and culture is an exciting one.

Very few young English players go abroad so fair play, and best of luck to him over there.

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