Former Gunner Ismael Bennacer won the Man of the Match award and provided an assist for Algeria as they defeated Kenya 2-0 in their opening game of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Fresh after receiving a call-up to join the Algeria squad ahead of this year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon, here is a profile of the 19-year-old midfielder and why you should keep an eye on him in future.
Ismael Bennacer has received an international callup for Algeria to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations after another player withdrew because of injury.
According to a recent report in Algeria, a whole host of clubs across three European countries are interested in signing Arsenal's talented central midfielder Ismael Bennacer on a possible loan deal.
While away training with the Algeria national team, youngster Ismael Bennacer admitted that he wants to learn from Leicester City stars, Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani.
18-year-old Ismaël Bennacer is currently away training with Algeria, something he says he's immensely proud of.
Ishmael Bennacer has opted to represent Algeria, the country of his mother.
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