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​Benfica forward Willock posts Arsenal tribute

Chris Willock has penned a tribute to his former club Arsenal.

The 19-year old has agreed to join Portuguese giants, Benfica, on a long-term deal.

Willock made two senior appearances for the Gunners - both in the EFL Cup last season.

"Since the age of 5, all I've known is Arsenal," Willock said. "I've gone through the youth ranks, trained and learnt from the academy.

"I want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Arsenal football club, staff, players, coaches, managers and the fans who have helped and influenced me to become the player I am today.

"This was a huge decision for me and my family to make. And not one we made lightly. I'm excited at the opportunity to play for Benfica.

"It's a new challenge, new culture and new group of players! Looking forward to showing them what I've got!"

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