Turkey captain Arda joined Barca this week after four seasons at Atletico Madrid.
Alves spoke angrily at a news conference last month when he said he felt that he was not appreciated at Barcelona.
The Brazilian right-back was being linked to a move to Manchester United this summer.
Benitez will be tasked with ending Madrid’s dismal record of one Spanish title in seven seasons.
Former Liverpool, Inter Milan and Chelsea manager Benitez has already announced his exit from Serie A side Napoli.
The Brazilian was treated to a chorus of boos from the Athletic fans and given some rough treatment by rival defenders.
Spanish champions look to win the Champions League against Juventus on June 6 to complete the treble.
Barca’s South American attacking trio have netted a Spanish record 120 goals in all competitions this season.
After the match, Portugal captain Ronaldo posted a message on his Twitter feed with a photograph of himself and Ancelotti.
Deportivo La Coruna came back from 2-0 down away at champions Barcelona to spoil a homage to Xavi Hernandez.
Luis Suarez picked up the injury in Barca’s semi-final, second leg at Bayern Munich.
With Barca, Xavi has won three Champions League crowns, eight La Liga titles and a host of other trophies.
Lionel Messi scored 41 goals in 37 La Liga appearances this term.
Real Madrid will finish runner-up despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat trick in a 4-1 win at Espanyol.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at Gareth Bale’s agent.
Barcelona moved within touching distance of a fifth La Liga title in seven years and piled pressure on chasing Real Madrid.
The pressure was on Ancelotti’s men after Barcelona had mauled Getafe 6-0 on Tuesday.
It was the first time Getafe, who are 13th, have conceded five goals in the first half of a La Liga match.
It was a high-scoring thriller but Madrid managed to hang on to their lead till the referee’s whistle.
Lionel Messi scores his 400th goal for Barcelona in hard-fought win over Valencia.
Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Eibar earlier in the day means the European champions now trail Barca by just two points.
Suarez netted two goals after Messi opened the scoring to guide Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria.
Portugal forward Ronaldo struck three times in eight minutes in the first half and added two headers after the break.
Rodriguez, sustained the injury in the league game against Sevilla in early February.
Suarez broke free from Madrid’s defense to restore Barcelona’s lead in the 56th minute.
Bale struck a brace to end his drought and Real Madrid’s winless run with a 2-0 victory over Levante.
Lionel Messi moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in scoring charts as Barcelona won 2-0 at Eibar to stay top.
Lionel Messi scored a record-setting hat trick to help Barcelona rout Rayo Vallecano 6-1.
Spanish league leaders Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, stumbling for a second straight week.
Barcelona beat Villarreal 6-2 on aggregate while Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 3-1 on aggregate.
Real Madrid stumbled to a costly 1-1 draw with Villarreal at home on Sunday to tighten the La Liga title race.
Barcelona’s 3-1 win was overshadowed by Alberto Bueno netting four goals in Rayo Vallecano’s victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday.
Barcelona could have moved to the top of league table but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
Lionel Messi kept up his scoring streak by netting a hat trick as Barcelona swept aside Levante 5-0.
Real Madrid needed goals from Isoand Karim Benzema to beat a determined Deportivo La Coruna outfit.