Confirmed: Arsenal sign youngster Rekik from Hertha Berlin

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Arsenal have confirmed the £1m signing of 19-year-old defender Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin.

Capped by Holland at under-18 level and Tunisia at under-21s, the centre-back joins the Gunners after a nomadic six years which has also included stints at Feyenoord, Manchester City, PSV Eindhoven and Marseille.

We had hoped to get a deal done for the youngster in the summer but we couldn’t get the paperwork done in time. Omar’s older brother, Karim, departed Hertha in the summer transfer window, sealing a €15 million move to Sevilla.

We’re expecting Rekik to bolster the under-23s at a time when several of our Academy youngsters have gone out on loan. He started training with them earlier this week.

Welcome to the Arsenal, Omar. It’s all in the game, yo.

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Tapps

Our first Tunisian? Welcome Omar and best of luck for the future.

Teakster

We had Hatem Trabelsi on trial in 2004 and came very close to signing, he was even included in the squad on Pro Evo (before returning to Ajax), does that count?!

gooner

Was it a trial? That man was already flying up and down that right wing in the champions league for Ajax. One of the best attacking fullbacks already

Adriano

Think Arsenal was concerned about his health issues ( heart problem i think)

Toure Motors

There was that time we nearly signed trabelsi….😉

Fuzz

that’s a lot of clubs for a 19 year old! Welcome Omar

Johnny 4 Hats

Omar don’t scare.

Twatsloch

I hope he’s not raggedy.

ParteyPants

“Couldn’t get the paperwork done in-time in the summer”

Has someone checked our fax machine since then?

Johnny 4 Hats

Raul had it set to shred…

Fabulous

😂😂. Underrated

Lord Bendnter

Fax machine is fine, yo.

Big Mad Andy

ATOL protected, ATOL protected.

Johnny 4 Hats

Need some life coaching Andy?

Bodie CI5

Is this going to be another singing that’s not quite good enough and gets loaned out?? Need players for now as well as future

Daveo

No he was too cheap for that

Jack

At least it’s not 28m

ParteyPants

Until he turns £29m. That’s how it works.

Sac, Lac & Craic

Under 23s… “How you expect to run with the wolves come night when you spend all day sparring with puppies.”

Naked Cygan

Looks like another Saliba deal, but 26m cheaper and lower wages. Nice!

Mentalista

Or Mavropanos even.

GraeB

Interesting that we have to pay £1m for U-23 cover because we’ve sent everyone else out on loan?

Chamakhyungpark

Hopefully he can Rekik or season into gear

Rectum_Spectrum

Omar god that was terrible.

Greatogre

I hope he will not get us into trabelsi

OdalGooner

Hopes he can Tunesia into our style than expected, and become a star for the future.

Bossman Bill

Very very nice – not enough quality puns happening recently so it’s good to see a soldier stepping up

Biggles

The reported £1 million fee will be about our limit given the terrible financial position we’re now in!

Twatsloch

Nonsense! We just borrowed 120 mil from the government. There’s a stonking 119 mil left to for us to spaff up the wall.

It Is What It Is

Kia’s called dibs on most of that cash mate. Sorry.

Gado Ludo

I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase.

Welcome to the game, Omar!

Merlin’s Panini

That’s a reference to something, is it?

Ahhhh so that’s what the article was referencing.

I felt the show (like the Sopranos) was a bit overrated but it did have many defining moments.

I…will…not…bite…..

Fireman Sam

Re-up! Omar comin

Cygans Parting

‘There’s nothing like this’ signing for TheArsenal 😉
Welcome to The Arsenal Omar!

Merlin’s Panini

Good… was just thinking we don’t have enough centre backs!… I know, one for the future.

GoTheGooners

This is great..for someone i guess..But why?

Naked Cygan

We get him for 1 million. Loan him out for few years, if he is good we keep him. If not, we sell him for 2-5 million in few years.

Made in Chelsea style

Peter Cechs helmet

Oh look, another 19 year old defender who’s head we can fuck up.

Bob Holdy

Wonderful The Wire reference AAllenSport

ljundbergspinkmohawk

the cheese stands alone.

Fax Siraj

Hey yo OMAR COMING!

Yaqub Mahmood

RUBBER DINGHY RAPIDS BROTHER OMAR