Born: January 11th 2005
Position: Central midfield
International: None (eligible to represent the Netherlands or Morocco)
Signed scholarship: Summer 2021
U18 apps: 6 (2 goals)
The younger brother of Arsenal’s Salah-Eddine, Ismail is a skilful midfielder who can also play out wide.
Like many of last season’s first-year scholars, Ismail initially found his opportunities limited at U18 level.
However, towards the end of the season he showed some encouraging signs as he found the net against Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur.
This season Ismail will hope to be a key player for the U18s.