Ismael Bennacer has joined Tours on loan until the end of the season.

Confirmed on the Tours FC website, Bennacer returns to France with his reputation already enhanced.

via Tours FC

The Algerian came to prominence this season for many fans when he was given a surprise call-up to his national team for the AFCON and it seems as if the club are ready to offer him the next step in his development.

The rumour linking him with Tours first appeared yesterday. There will be no option to buy.

The transfer window closes at 11pm tonight. Arsene Wenger has already confirmed that there will be no senior players purchased.

Mathieu Debuchy, despite being fit, has no interest in him.

Carl Jenkinson is unlikely to complete his move to Crystal Palace, which Wenger confirmed that it was to be a permanent deal.

Wenger also told reporters that Arsenal are still open to allowing him to leave but that the player needs to be happy with the deal he agrees to.