Arsenal sent scouts to Benfica’s home cup tie against Vizela last night, according to Portuguese newspapers Record and O Jogo.
The Eagles didn’t have any difficulties beating the second division side, winning the game 4-0 and assuring their first place in Group D.
It’s unclear who Arsenal were keeping an eye on during the game, but what Arsene Wenger’s spies saw was a very good performance from Benfica’s attackers.
Brazilian striker Jonas started his first game since August. The player, who was out due to a severe ‘bacterium injury’, scored a brace and showed he can still be in good form.
Winger Andrija Zivkovic had a great performance, ending the game with three assists.
And the striker Konstantinos Mitroglou, who has surprisingly already been linked to Arsenal, also scored one. The other goal belonged to the defender Lisandro Lopes.
Besides Arsenal, Eibar, Koln and Manchester United were also present at the game. It was said that the Red Devils would be watching Nelson Semedo and Gonçalo Guedes, but none of them came off the bench last night.