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Gunners agreed a deal to sign Hertha Berlin’s Omar Rekik in January
According to Football London, claimed Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Hertha Berlin starlet Omar Rekik in January.
The Gunners were close to securing the signature of the 18-year-old defender in the summer, but they ran out of time. That forced them to hold onto William Saliba as well, who was close to leaving on loan.
Mikel Arteta’s side are set to lose three centre-halves for nothing next summer. Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz will all be free agents at the end of this season.
So, Mikel Arteta’s side are huge step about complete the signing of Rekik, who stilly only 18. The Tunisian defender has been represented Feyenoord, Manchester City and Marseille at youth level before signing for Hertha Berlin in the summer of 2017.
Arsenal open Dominik Szoboszlai transfer talks in bid to prioritise creativity
Arsenal have ‘opened talks’ with Red Bull Salzburg over a deal for Dominik Szoboszlai, it’s been claimed.
The Hungarian attacking midfielder has caught the eye of several clubs in Europe with a number of impressive performances for the Austrian outfit.
Premier League giant Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in snapping up the 20-year-old, whom they view to be a cheaper alternative to Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar.
And according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, the north Londoners have already made overtures to sign the attacking midfielder ahead of January transfer window.
It’s claimed Dominik Szoboszlai – who booked Hugary’s ticket to the Euro 2020 Finals with a late winner in their play-off with Israel last week – could leave the Red Bull for a meagre £22.3million.
Latest Updates on Sead Kolasinac
Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac will be forced to miss the tussle with Leeds after returning a positive Covid-19 test whilst on international duty with Bosnia.
It was confirmed on Wednesday morning that the defender had tested positive for the virus, meaning that he will be absent for the trip to Elland Road, as well as the tussle with Molde in the Europa League next week.
Egyptian midfield enforcer Mohamed Elneny will also miss the clash at Elland Road after testing positive for Covid-19 whilst on international duty with Egypt.
A statement released by the Egyptian FA on Monday evening said Gunners star was asymptomatic, but the midfielder would now need to self-isolate.
That means he could also miss the Europa League clash against Molde next week but could return for Arsenal’s home tussle with Wolverhampton Wanderers on November 29.
In-form Elneny, 28, has been enjoying arguably his best spell at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta this term, meaning his absence could be greatly missed by the Gunners boss.
With Mikel Arteta already a midfielder short for the clash with Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites, the Spaniard will be desperate to have summer signing Thomas Partey available for selection.
The 27-year-old, who was signed for £45million from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window, came off against Aston Villa with a thigh problem.
That resulted in the midfield enforcer being unable to meet up with the Ghana squad over the course of the international break, meaning he stayed at London Colney to try and get himself in the best possible shape for the clash with Leeds United.
However, it is not yet known whether the powerful central midfielder will be available for selection against the Whites, with Arsenal not having yet issued an update on his condition.
Mikel Arteta is scheduled to face the media later this week and will almost certainly provide an update on the summer recruit’s fitness.