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19-year-old Ismael Bennacer who is an Arsenal youngster was handed a shock national team call-up to represent Algeria in the Africa cup of nations.
The youngster has only made his international debut in September after switching allegiance from France, his birth country but has been called up after an injury withdrawal.
Bennacer, has just one senior appearance for the Gunners which was against Sheffield Wednesday in the Cup last term.
The Arsenal U23 regular will join Leicester duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani are also in the squad, along with Watford midfielder Adlene Guedioura.