Ismael Bennacer has been signed by Arsenal this summer. [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push next season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best in the summer to achieve his target.
French youngster Ismael Bennacer has finally confirmed his reported long term deal with Arsenal.
News broke last week in France that Arsenal have completed the signing of a certain midfield sensation.
The reports have now been officially confirmed by the youngster who told popular French media outlet L’Equipe that he has put pen to paper on a five-year deal to join the Gunners this summer.
The highly rated 17-year-old who broke into the first team at Arles last season in the French Ligue 2 told L’Equipe how Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger convinced him to make the switch to north London despite concerns about moving abroad.
“I was a little worried in my head about going abroad,” Bennacer said.
“I have never left home before, I thought about staying in France in order to accumulate game time too.
“Arsenal is the most French of the English clubs.”
“He [Wenger] told me that he was happy for me, that he thought I had the potential to succeed here,”
“It is up to me to prove myself, they gave me a five-year contract so they must have confidence in me.”