Arteta makes first Arsenal signing of January window


Arsenal have completed the signing of Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin.

Rekik, 19, will will team up with the U-23 side, after penning a professional contract with the Gunners

The Tunisian is yet to make his senior debut, having played regularly in the fourth-tier of German football with Hertha Berlin II this season.

“Omar Rekik has signed a professional contract with us and joins our under-23s squad,” a statement on Arsenal’s website read.

“The 19-year-old has joined us from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin. Omar is a ball playing centre half who can play on both sides.

“Omar was born in the Netherlands and he has played internationally at youth level for Tunisia and the Netherlands. Throughout his youth career he also spent time at Feyenoord, Manchester City, PSV Eindhoven and Marseille.

“Everyone at Arsenal welcomes Omar to the club and we look forward to supporting his ongoing development.

“This contract is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”



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