Academy

Ismael Bennacer signs for Empoli

Young midfielder Ismael Bennacer has signed for Italian club Empoli, in a permanent deal. 

The 19 year-old Algeria international spent two years with us.

As well as being a regular for our academy sides, Ismael made his first team debut for Arsenal against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.
 
Ismael also enjoyed a successful loan spell with French club Tours in the second half of last season.
 
We'd like to wish Ismael well for the future.