Tours sign Ismael Bennacer on loan from Arsenal

Ligue 2 side Tours have signed Arsenal midfielder Ismael Bennacer on loan for the rest of the season. 

Bennacer, 19, is just back from the Africa Cup of Nations, where he was part of the Algeria squad.

Although he is also capable of playing out wide, Bennacer is usually deployed as a central midfielder and is a fine passer of the ball. 

The youngster, who is also a tough tackler, has made one senior appearance for Arsenal so far, which came in the League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday last season.

Bennacer, who has fleeting experience of playing in Ligue 2 with Arles-Avignon, represented France at youth level before switching his allegiance to Algeria. 

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