Date: 1st July 2017 at 12:25pm
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has completed a move to Benfica after refusing to sign a new deal to stay at Arsenal.

The 19-year-old had a month left to run on his existing Emirates deal and chose not to extend his stay due to the lack of first-team opportunities. Willock only managed two appearances for the Arsenal first-team last season, these coming in the EFL cup as a substitute.

Reports suggest the young striker has put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Benfica.

The Under-19 agreed personal terms with the Portuguese club and could feature against the in next month’s .

Arsene rated Willock highly and were hoping to tie him down to a new long-term deal, but the teenager, who has been with Arsenal since 2003, opted to prove himself elsewhere.

, Manchester City, and were all thought to be keen on signing him as well.