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Arsenal officially announced they have completed a transfer away deal for Ismael Bennacer to Italian side Empoli on a permanent deal.
The deal was officially announced on Arsenal’s official website Algerian midfield starlet to depart the Emirates on a permanent basis.
Bennacer has only made one appearance for the Arsenal first-team and it did not come in the Premier League.
He was loaned out to French second division outfit Tours last season.
The playmaker made 16 appearances in Ligue 2 in what was a decent breakthrough campaign.
Turkish giants Fenerbahce were among the clubs linked with a loan move for him over the close-season.
But it seems he is ready to end his time at the Emirates and attempt to fulfil his potential elsewhere with the Italian club.
Bennacer joined Arsenal from Arles in 2015.
Although no fee has been reported, he still has two years remaining on his deal with Arsene Wenger’s men and is unlikely to be allowed to depart for nothing.