Arsenal midfielder Ismael Bennacer handed shock call-up to Algeria’s Africa Cup of Nations squad
Arsenal midfielder Ismael Bennacer has been handed a surprise call-up to Algeria’s Africa Cup of Nations squad.
The 19-year-old was signed from French side Arles in 2015 and has made only one senior appearance for the Gunners in last season’s 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.
Bennacer, who was born in France, earned his first cap for Algeria’s senior team in the 6-0 victory over Lesotho last September.
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