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Arsenal teenager get Nations Cup call-up
January 13, 2017 / 8:21 AM / a year ago

Arsenal teenager get Nations Cup call-up

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Arsenal’s Algerian midfielder Ismaeil Bennacer has been called up to play in the African Nations Cup finals after a knee injury ruled Saipher Taider out of the tournament, the country’s football federation said on Friday.

The 19-year-old Bennacer won his first cap for Algeria last year in Nations Cup qualification and is yet to make a league debut for the Gunners.

Bologna midfielder Taider, 24, hurt his knee in training earlier this week.

Defender Ramy Bensebaini is recovering from a knee injury suffered in Algeria’s warm-up win over Mauritania on Tuesday, the federation added.

Algeria play their opening Group B match in Franceville on Sunday against Zimbabwe.

Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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