Arsenal medical agreed as first January signing close

Arsenal have agreed to bring Omar Rekik to London to undertake a medical, with the defender having remained in our plans since the summer.

Our club was in talks over a deal in the previous window, but failed to get this over the line as the deadline drew shut in October, but we’re wasting no time in returning for his signature this month.

The window is yet to even open, but Rekik’s medical is already being planned after his club agreed to allow him travel.

Omar’s older brother Karim left the club to join Sevilla in the summer, and this was believed to have persuaded him to leave Hertha Berlin also.

The Dutch youngster is claimed to have been a player that Per Mertesacker is keen to work with, and he will be overseen with the Under-23 squad before hopefully getting his chance in the first-team, although he is expected to train amongst the seniors at times.

Rekik has a number of rivals ahead of him at present as he looks to break into the first-team fold however, with Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Gabriel Magalhaes and David Luiz all currently battling for central roles at the back for Arsenal, while William Saliba was also signed from St Etienne last summer and is yet to make a senior appearance.

Bild claims the deal is likely to cost a fee of around £600,000.

Patrick

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11 Comments

  1. McLovin says:

    He’s justone for the future, but I think by next summer we’ve parted ways with Sokratis, Mustafi and Luiz. I also have a feeling either Holding or Chambers will be sold too.

    That leaves us with Mari, Gabriel, probably Holding and returning Mavropanos.

    I guess one senior CB is in the cards next summer.

    1. Davi says:

      Still interested to see a Mavrapanos free of injuries. Looked like he could be a monster

      1. Sole says:

        Oh, no, not that again! How many “monsters” have we heard about who are total flops?

        Hint: most of them belong to Jurgen Klopp.

    2. Declan says:

      If Holding carries on performing as he has he won’t be sold. Declan

  2. Wolfgang says:

    Better than Maldini? Please have a
    sense of perspective.
    Arsenal have many young guns touted as the next best thing. Some ended in heartache.
    I rather the club focussing on the present to prevent the gap with the elite widening

  3. Sole says:

    Okay, stop the music. So we loan Guendouzi (who has actual EPL experience and Guendouziasm) tp Hertha Berlin and then you try and sign ANOTHER Hertha Berlin midfielder who plays the same role as the former–which I feel is a blatant insult to our No. 29– who is young, skinny and needs a gel eyemask?

    That’s the Arsenal for you.

    1. Jabson says:

      Rakik is a deffender not a midfielder

  4. Hon Barr Basil Okafor says:

    In total agreement with the knowledge and understanding to handle complex situations.

  5. Kiconco Edwin says:

    Arsenal only needs a creative midfilder

  6. Felix andrew says:

    I wish him well

  7. Gerhard Bakhoja says:

    Arsenal still need a faster capable and competent strike. Aub is struggling too much with his no power and stamina legs. Lacazet seems like he is just there for his income. Nkitea better but still need more time to learn. William still not cope with his teammates. Pepe looks like incompetent, his left foot is just for decoration. Honestly we have players that looks like not interested, “as long as I’m getting my salary”

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