Intelligent midfielder Ismael took no time at all to adapt to the physicality of English football following his arrival in summer 2015 from Ligue 2 side Arles.
His combative and creative nature earned him six senior appearances in France, and he continued that steady rise with his first-team debut for Arsenal in the League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in October 2015.
Ismael Bennacer Profile
December 01, 1997 Arles, France
The playmaker was a regular in the under-21s and also featured for the under-18 team that reached the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup. Although he is of Algerian and Moroccan descent, Ismael has represented France at under-18s and under-19s levels.