Arsenal have recalled Omar Rekik from his loan at Sparta Rotterdam, according to VI.nl.
The 21-year-old moved to Holland in the summer to gain further experience of senior football but has played only 30 minutes in total.
Capped three times by Tunisia before this season, Rekik had hoped regular game time would secure him a slot in his country’s World Cup squad.
Unsurprisingly, given the way he has been ignored by Sparta, he didn’t get the nod.
It’s expected that Rekik, who joined Arsenal from Hertha Berlin in 2021, will be sent out on another loan for the rest of the campaign.
He signed for Galatasaray on a permanent deal.
lol, I had to look up if he was still an AFC man
Rescuing Rekik from Rotten Rotterdam Rodeo.
Say it 5 times fast.
Can we fine them?
Has any Arsenal youngster ever had a beneficial loan to a Dutch club?
Ryo and Reiss?
Both came back better players
Maybe Reiss to Feyenoord last season, but given he’s had a short, relatively successful spell back in our 1st team sandwiched between two spells of injury, it’s hard to judge.
His time in Rotterdam was pretty decent – 4 goals and 7 assists in 32 games, despite only averaging 49 minutes per game.
Very unfortunate – a waste of a potentially useful loan development spell. Hopefully, there will still be an opportunity to find something else (that works this time).
OT: Hi Admin, I would like it if updates on transfers and other activities are posted here early. Lately, it looks like this site is the last to update whatever is happening as long as Arsenal is concerned. I get to read realtime updates on Moses Caisedo and Partey’s injury on Facebook and when I come here for confirmation I don’t see any. It was like that with Trossard, it was only posted here when the deal was done. My point is this site is no longer as active as it used to be. I’ve been following this site for… Read more »
If you’ve been reading for 5 years, you’ll know we don’t do stories when there’s no news or nothing new to add.
We reported on Trossard when the bid was made, we then reported when he signed. What more is there to say?
We reported on the Caicedo bid – but we’re not going to do story after story until there’s an actual development.
And most of us prefer the current way you are doing the reports. Thx!
Exactly. When I want unfounded speculation and other stuff that players’ agents put out, there’s always the Mail.
I do understand the sentiment. I’m a sucker for more speculation, agent-generated hype and baseless gossip.
I want to know if we’re preparing to ‘swoop’ for a ‘wantaway’ ‘superstar’ by ‘splashing out’ a big money bid from our ‘war chest’ and I want to know whether or not Manu Petit/Merson/Gervino thinks we’d be absolutely crazy not to make a £500m offer for Mbape.
Can he play CM?
He has played in midfield as a 6 forour 21s (or 23s as it was last season) he was also the player to carry the ball out when playing at the back.
Tbf we have a lot of good ball playing CBs now, surely one of them would be better at DM than Sambi if push comes to shove
Are the Andrews at Arseblog News alliteration all-stars
Fellow loanee Balogun scored a 95th minute equaliser against PSG yesterday in case anyone missed it. Lovely goal it was too.
Rotterdam? More like rotter-damn
He can play DM?