A highly-regarded central-midfielder, Ismael joined Arsenal from Arles-Avignon in the summer of 2015.
The youngster, who has been capped by France at U18 level, featured six times in Ligue 2 last season and also made an appearance in the Coupe de France.
Ismael was also being tracked by Manchester City prior to making the switch to North London, but, having signed a five-year contract, he will be seeking to make a substantial impact during his first season with the Gunners.
Ismael is eligible to represent Arsenal at U18 level this season and may feature in the FA Youth Cup, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if he played the majority of his football for the U21s.
Name Ismael Bennacer
Nationality French (U18)
Signed professional Summer 2015