Empoli have confirmed the signing of young midfielder Ismael Bennacer from Arsenal.
A statement on Empoli’s official website adds Bennacer has put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Serie B club.
The 19-year-old joined Arsenal in 2015 and made one substitute appearance for the Gunners, before spending the second half of last season on loan at French side Tours.
Despite representing France at youth level, he switched allegiance to Algeria last year and played at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
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