Arsenal sign young Dutch defender Omar Rekik

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It was only a matter of time and now Omar Rekik is officially an Arsenal player. The young Dutch defender will form part of the U23 side for now.

It was only a matter of time and now Omar Rekik is officially an Arsenal player. The young Dutch defender will form part of the U23 side for now.

Arsenal have made official the signing of Dutch midfielder Omar Rekik, brother of Sevilla’s Karim Rekik, who is also a defender. The Gunners have confirmed that Omar will start in the U23s.

In just a few months, Hertha Berlin have lost their two Rekik brothers. Karim, 26, left the German club in October for Sevilla while Omar, 19, has moved to Arsenal in the January transfer window.

It is not a surprise signing at all. It was obvious it was going to happen for several weeks, only that it has taken some time for the deal to be completed. Omar Rekik is now an Arsenal player.

However, he may have to wait a little while before he makes his debut under Mikel Arteta. The Dutchman, of Tunisian heritage, will play for the Under 23s for now.

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