Arsenal rumours: Benzema replacement lined up by Real Madrid, but Gunners face competition to land Fernando Llorente

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners’ hopes of landing Karim Benzema may have received a major boost, after the Daily Express reported that Real Madrid had lined up a replacement. Los Blancos reportedly want Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero should the Frenchman leave. Arsenal are reportedly set to beat Manchester United to the signing of 15-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Joao Virginia, according to the Metro. Virginia had been on trial with the Red Devils, but now appears set to move to the Emirates. Arsene Wenger may have thought…

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Arsenal set to beat Manchester United to signing of 15-year-old goalkeeper

Arsenal have reportedly beaten Manchester United to the signing of Benfica goalkeeper prospect Joao Virginia, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest that the 15-year-old had a trial at Old Trafford earlier in the year, and was believed to be close to sealing a move to the Red Devils before Arsene Wenger swooped in, and managed to agree terms with the Portuguese side. The youngster is set to sign a four-year deal with the Gunners. While it is likely to be at least a few years before supporters get to…

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