Sent on loan to Tours in Ligue 2 for the second half of the season, Ismaël Bennacer will return to Arsenal at the end of the season.
With nine starts to his name over 11 appearances, the 19-year-old has settled in nicely at the French club, scoring his first goal, a 20-yard free-kick into the top corner, at the weekend in a 3-1 win over Sochaux.
Following this goal, and the announcement of former Granada manager Lucas Alcaraz as Algeria manager, Le Buteur got in touch with the young footballer to ask him a few questions, including what he felt the future held for him.
With rumours sending the Arsenal loanee away from the Emirates next season as well, as the player recently admitted wanting to go on loan again, Bennacer revealed what the situation was at this very moment.
He said: “Does Spain interest me? Frankly, yes! But it’s my agent that takes care of that, and for now, everything is going well. After that, we’ll see what will happen at the end of the season. I have various contacts, but I’m not the only one who will decide.
“We’ll talk with my club at Arsenal, my agent and my entourage regarding that question. It’s true that Ligue 1 and La Liga club are interested.”
Regardless of what happens, it seems Bennacer, who has a contract with the Gunners until 2019, will not be sold permanently this summer.
With plenty of attack minded midfielders at the club as things stand, the 19-year-old is certainly better off getting first-team football somewhere else rather than playing for Arsenal’s reserves on a sporadic basis, and it seems he’s excited about doing so.