Arsenal’s Bennacer cleared for Algeria

Arsenal's Ismael Bennacer

Ismael Bennacer has made one first-team appearance for Arsenal

Arsenal youngster Ismael Bennacer has been given permission by Fifa to play for Algeria.

The 18-year-old midfielder was born in France and played for Les Bleus at under-18 and under-19 levels.

Bennacer qualified for Algeria through his father, and was also eligible for Morocco, where his mother is from.

He is part of Arsenal’s academy squad at the moment and made his senior debut in a 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup last October.

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