Photo: Done deal – Arsenal officially confirm their first January signing and give a major hint over his initial status

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There has been plenty of talk in recent days about Arsenal signing Hertha Berlin defender Omar Rekik, and they’ve just officially confirmed his transfer on their academy Twitter channel:

The fact that he’s been announced on that account is the clearest indication that he won’t be part of the first team setup just now, but there are clearly high hopes for him in the future.

He’s mainly featured for Hertha’s reserve team this season but you can see he has an elegance and confidence on the ball as he brings it out of the defence, while he’s also covered in a holding midfield role at times too.

They describe him as a ball-playing defender who is comfortable on either side of the defence so that sounds promising from Arsenal’s point of view, while it will be fun to watch his development in the U23 side this season.

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  1. Arsene Wenger was only signing midfielders, now it seems like Arteta is only signing defenders, smh

    1. It is a sign of a coward coach, how can he sign a defender while we send Saliba out for a loan?. We need midfielders not defenders.

    2. Point of corrections,the player is a utility player he can play both midfield roll,thanks to the young manager.

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