Arsenal set to complete signing from summer as centre-back lands in London

Arsenal appear to be set to complete the signing of teenage centre-back Omar Rekik after he touched down in London on Thursday.

The Gunners were on the verge of signing Rekik from Hertha Berlin during the summer transfer window, and even agreed a £900,000 fee with the Bundesliga side, as well as the loan move of Matteo Guendouzi.

But they ran out of time to officially seal a deal for the centre-back, meaning it was to be pushed back until January.

With the new transfer window now just a couple of weeks away, it seems as though that move is back in motion.

Rekik posted a story on his Instagram of a plane touching down on a runway, with the location tag of “London, United Kingdom.”

That strongly suggests that he has arrived to finalise an agreement with the Gunners ahead of a move in the new year.

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend David Seaman has urged Emirates bigwigs to back Mikel Arteta in the January transfer window in order to assemble the squad he needs to get the club back on track.

Seaman told talkSPORT : “I see him on the sidelines, I see him speaking and I know people at the training ground and they tell me his coaching techniques are fantastic.

“A lot of that team was under Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery. So he hasn’t got his own team yet.

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“The club need to back him on that because we can all see we still need players.

“We’ve got Gabriel, okay he was stupid last night [his sending off meant Arsenal ended with ten men [against Southampton ] but he looked uncomfortable all game if I’m honest.

“Then we got [Thomas] Partey and we need to add to that.”

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