Arsenal are set to add two more highly-rated youngsters to their Academy having already signed five youth prospects this summer.
French prospects Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Yassin Fortune, Romanian Vlad Dragomir, Cypriot Kostas Pileas and Jordi Osei-Tutu from Reading have already been recruited and Andries Jonker will further strengthen his set-up with 16-year-old Dutch striker Donyell Malen signing from Ajax and 17-year-old French attacker Ismael Bennacer [pictured above] joining from Arles-Avignon.
The former has already been pictured with Dick Law signing his contract at London Colney while the latter is due to put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal after snubbing Manchester City. Bennacer, who featured in Ligue 2 last season, had looked odds-on to move to the Etihad but appears to have had a late change of heart.
Arsenal’s under-21s currently ply their trade in the second tier of the Premier League’s youth league. The under-18s feature in the Southern Section of the Premier League. Both sides kick-off their respective new campaigns in just over two weeks.
Tip of the cap to resident youth expert @jeorgebird for the info.