Arteta promises first January transfer to be announced “very soon”

Arsenal fans are expecting a very busy January transfer window for a change, and we have already seen the departures of Sokratis, Kolasinac, Matt Macey and William Saliba from the Emirates.

But the fans are also keen to see new arrivals, and the announcement regarding Omar Rekik has been expected ever since the first day of the transfer window, as we knew he was on his way here over three weeks ago when he told us he was flying to Arsenal.

But still nothing official has been forthcoming from Arsenal, and it was no surprise that Mikel Arteta was asked in today’s press conference whether we can expect an official notice, especially as Rekik has been seen in the training ground lately.

The boss said on Arsenal.com: “We will announce it when we possibly can, he is a young talent that we have been following for a while that has a really bright future, but we will give more details when we can.”

And when pressed on whether it could be today, he replied evasively: “I don’t know! Very soon.”

So we have no idea why Rekik has been in London for talks for three weeks and has not yet signed a contract. I can’t see any PR reasons why the announcement would be delayed, does anyone else have any theories?

Tags Arteta Rekik

8 Comments

  1. Val says:

    So its confirmed that Sokratis has gone then?

    I’ve not seen any information on this at all

    1. Khadii says:

      Surprised myself.
      We fans sometimes put unnecessary pressure with stories

  2. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    This is not a “new” signing except in a weird sort of Wenger-way

  3. Nickerless Bender says:

    Rek who?

  4. Mr Efraim Atutishi says:

    Evening my lovely clubhouse?just to say I love the club and we totally need improvement in the middle field&forward, but the good systems is better to use 4 42 so that we can manage it to win the games. That was my contribution for today. I may thanks.

  5. Mogunna says:

    Deal is made official

  6. jon fox says:

    Why do we always see to demand news before it is ready to be annnounced? NEWS TAKES THE TIME IT TAKES AND DEMANDING IT EARLIER IS JUST SHEER AND UNNECESSARY IMPATIENCE.

  7. Chijioke harmony says:

    I think we suppose to have sign defender who can come
    strength to first team
    , then we need a good goal keeper like Martinez. Please we should hurry and make something happened.

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