Image: Arsenal congratulate youngster on senior international debut

Arsenal youngster Omar Rekik has made his full international debut for Tunisia this week, starting in the 1-0 victory over Mali.

The defender joined the club in January from Hertha Berlin, but is yet to earn a call-up to our senior side as of yet.

That hasn’t stopped him from getting the nod to get a call-up for his international side however, with him starting alongside Man United youngster Hannibal Mejbri.

Could Rekik stake a claim for the first-team in the coming campaign?


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  1. There you go. Another defender in the wings, to add to Ballard, McGuiness, Saliba, but Arsenal still want to spend 45 million pounds on Ben White. INSANITY!!!

    1. 👍 MHR, welcome to the Arsenal, where the lunatics are in charge of the asylum.
      Congratulations to Omar Rekik, making the list as another Arsenal international centre back, without playing a first team game.

  2. With Omar Rekik, William Saliba, and Mavroponous all looking good centre backs. With Gabriel, Mari and Holding around too, the imposter manager Arteta wants to spend £50 million on another centre back….Ben White. £50 mill must be nearly half our summer window, budget. Arteta is like a self harmer, the trouble is he is harming us too, and doing untold damage to our club…… Arsenal. I will buy a bottle of champagne the day Arteta is sacked.

    1. Plus Ballard starring for Blackpool in gaining promotion to the Championship, McGuiness and Medley.

  3. Well done.
    Really hope we get Taylor Hart to sign. If he doesn’t something is seriously wrong at the club. The quality coming through is there in him, just let him grow. Best homegrown player I have seen as a youngster.

    1. More and more young players are refusing senior or new contracts to go abroad, where they will get more game time. It’s been fashionable as a career move since Sancho. Sancho and Matondo at Man City, Musiala and Panzo at Chelsea for example. Its primarily large clubs with successful and competitive youth squads. Presumably that means there is also something seriously wrong at Man City and Chelsea?

  4. As I stated when we first acquired this player, according to reports, Hertha was desperately trying to get both Rekik brothers out of their club due to some behavioural concerns(not exactly sure if one or both were causing them issues) we paid some 900,000 for him as a way to offset Guendo’s high wages and not because we coveted that player…so functionally it was just a weaselly way for Arteta to get Guendo out of the club, as we made little to no money from this loan arrangement

  5. Arteta is embarrassed by his failure to qualify for European football. The young players are great but he needs immediate success which they can’t be relied upon to offer.
    The defense was great last year. So he needs to work on the midfield and attack which were a disappointment.
    But I believe he needs white because he can also play as defensive midfield.
    With such big names, he can easily push for his goals.

  6. I do not believe Arsenal are interested in Ben White despite all the Media speculation.As to young Rekik, he too, can play as a DM but I am unaware of how he is developing at Arsenal.Perhaps someone with some real knowledge of our Academy players could shed some light on his form?

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