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Arsenal transfer news live: Signing unveiled, Brandt loan, Bissouma shirt number, Buendia swap

Hello and welcome along to football.london’s live Arsenal transfer blog.

We are now almost one week into the transfer window and things are starting to hot up.

On Thursday, the Gunners completed their first signing of the window, confirming the arrival of highly-rated 19-year-old centre-back Omar Rekik from Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin.

The youngster will go straight into the Gunners’ Under-23s squad before looking to make the step-up to the first-team in the months and years to come.

Although Arsenal have sealed their first addition of the window, Mikel Arteta – the Arsenal manager – will be hoping Rekik’s arrival will be just the start, with an attacking-midfielder high up on the Spaniard’s wish list.

In an attempt to fill that void, the Gunners are keeping a watchful eye on Norwich City ace Emiliano Buendia, as well as being linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt and Isco of Real Madrid.

For all the very latest news as it happens, be sure to stay with us throughout the day.