Ismael Bennacer tells Arsenal: I can\'t return to U23s

Published on: 24 May 2017

Arsenal midfielder Ismael Bennacer is keen on a fresh move away next season.

Bennacer, having spent this term with Tours, says he couldn't tolerate returning to the U23s.

Bennacer told Onze Mondial: “I have not decided yet. I have an appointment with Arsene Wenger to make an assessment with him.

“I, in my head, would like to be lent another year to continue gaining playing time.

“I am patient, but I also come to an important moment of my career. I can not afford to play in the U23s. If I can be lent a year in Ligue 1 or La Liga, that would be good for my progression."