Speaking to L’Équipe, highly rated young French attacking midfielder Ismael Bennacer looks back on his decision to join Arsenal, a move he completed last week.
Bennacer had the following to say:
“I was a little worried in my head about going abroad. I have never left home before, I thought about staying in France in order to accumulate game time too… (Arsenal is) the most French of the English clubs.”
“He told me that he was happy for me, that he thought I had the potential to succeed here.”
On getting lost in a big club:
“That is what made me a little scared at the beginning, but when I saw the condition of the training centre, I realised that there isn’t a better place for me to progress. It is up to me to prove myself, they gave me a 5 year contract so they must have confidence in me.”