Ismaël Bennacer
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Personal information
Full name Ismaël Bennacer
Date of birth 1 December 1997 (1997-12-01) (age 23)
Place of birth    Arles, Flag of France France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of France Tours (on loan from Arsenal)
Number 4
Youth clubs
Flag of France Arles
Flag of England Arsenal
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of France Arles B
Flag of France Arles
Flag of England Arsenal
Flag of FranceTours (loan)
016 00(0)
011 00(1)   
National team
Flag of France France U18
Flag of France France U19
Flag of Algeria Algeria

Ismaël Bennacer (born 1 December 1997) is an Algerian footballer who currently plays for French club Tours on loan from English club Arsenal. He also plays for the Algeria national football team.

Club career

Bennacer made his senior Arsenal debut in the Football League Cup fourth round away to Sheffield Wednesday on 27 October 2015, replacing Theo Walcott after 19 minutes, after the latter had already replaced the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in an eventual 3–0 loss.

On 31 January 2017, it was announced that Bennacer would join Ligue 2 side Tours on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 season. He scored his first goal for Tours F.C on April 14, 2017 against Sochaux off of a free kick.

International career

On 31 July 2016, the Algerian Football Federation announced that Bennacer had opted to switch his international allegiance and represent Algeria internationally. He debuted for the Algeria national team in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier, a 6–0 win over Lesotho. Bennacer was called up on the 11th of January 2017 to Algeria's squad for the African Cup of Nations of 2017. to replace Saphir Taïder, who suffered an injury in training.

Personal life

Bennacer was born in Arles, France and is of Algerian and Moroccan descent.

External links

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