Arsenal defender completes move to Swiss side as Marquinhos closes in on exit

Excl: Two Arsenal youngsters are set to complete moves away from the club ahead of Deadline Day.

Arsenal defender Omar Rekik has completed a move to Swiss side Servette on loan until the end of the 2023/24 season, LondonWorld understands. The deal is Rekik's second move this campaign after his loan at Wigan Athletic came to an end last week.

22-year-old Rekik made 14 appearances in all competitions for Wigan at the start of season, contributing to six clean sheets and seven victories.

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He spent the second half of last season on loan at Wigan after a difficult spell at Sparta Rotterdam, and has featured regularly for Arsenal's under-21 side.

The Tunisian international's contract expires in the summer of 2025 and it's unclear whether Arsenal have plans to extend his stay at the club.

Meanwhile, Marquinhos is close to joining Fluminense on loan with an option to buy.