Arsenal’s deadline day activity was overshadowed by the developments that led to the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid after his release clause was activated a few hours to the close of the window.

The North London outfit activated the £45 million release clause for the Ghana international midfielder and was confirmed a few minutes before the deadline.

However, the Gunners made two other signings that never got the attention of the fans and the public, which may be because they were unexpected.

On the deadline day, the Mail reports that promising defender Omar Rekik joined the Arsenal team after £900,000 was paid for his signature. He will obviously not be joining the Mikel Areta team but team up with the U-23 squad to continue his development.

Omar Rekik might be 18 but he has been on the books of several clubs, including Feyenoord, Man City, PSV, and Marseille before joining Hertha Berlin, from where he completed his switch to Arsenal.

The North London outfit also secured the signature of 18-year-old forward Nikolaj Duus Moller from Malmo on the deadline day with a fee of £450,000.

Goal confirmed that Nikolaj Duus Moller had his medicals at London Colney on Monday and will immediately link up with Steve Bould’s U-23 team.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.