Bid accepted: powerful DM set to join Arsenal and other spoofs
By Sir Hardly Anyone, (who is now getting just a teensy weensy bit annoyed).
You might think that having got all the transfers so incredibly wrong thus far this summer the spoof sites might show a little humility and back off. But no – they haven’t.
I mean when Untold introduced the concept of vapour transfers that was taken up quite quickly, and has proven to be a useful model for sorting out the whatsit from the whatnot.
So it must be time to step up our campaign a little by naming not just the spoof sites but also the two firms that pay to keep them in business.
These sites, you’ll recall, all have an identical look and feel. You click on them and up pops an advert over the top of the article. On the right side it says “close and go to site” which suggests you should click and read the story. But no, it takes you to the advert.
Those adverts are predominantly for the bookmakers Coral, although Skybet turn up occasionally. Shame on both their houses for using such underhand approach.
So what have we got today?
Gunnerscity – supported by Coral
Top Spanish journalist, Kike Marin has revealed Wenger’s
secret agenda, according to El Confidencial. Marin claimed Wenger is looking towards signing Bayern Munich star Roberto Lewandowski should Benzema’s deal fall through with Real Madrid reluctant to part with the French striker.
“Set to join” is the headline, but a trifle misleading perhaps.
Byfarthegreatesteam – supported by Coral
According to reports, out-of-favour France and Arsenal Defensive Midfielder, Matthieu Flamini is now closer to the exit door at the Emirates after Arsenal reportedly accepted a bid from Turkish giants Galatasaray. Having slid down the pecking order due to injury, loss of form and the resurgence of fellow Frenchman, Francis Coquelin, the 31 year-old is rumoured to be seeking a move away, and may truly have found his potential destination in Turkish league side Galatasaray….
Note the way such sites continue to try and present an air of knowing authority with the “it is believed” phrase and other such stuff… My mate Jon’s uncle Bob believes that poltergeist are really dead cats sent by annoying neighbours to torment him in the night. It is believed Bob is slightly off his rocker.
This development leaves Gunner’s coach Arsenal Wenger with only one option for the Defensive midfield slot in his team. Thus, it is believed that the French manager would seek to replace the 31 year-old with a new signing.
Oh dear. No Arteta then. None of this recruitment of players to move them from one position to another. Chambers has been mentioned by Wenger…
Goonersden supported by Coral, again.
GREAT NEWS: Wenger CONFIRM Sensational Striker Will Play For Arsenal.
This one is so outrageous, I think the whole section should be quoted…
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push next season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best in the summer to achieve his target.
Wenger himself confirmed he would sign only “top players” in the summer, and this has seen the club linked to an avalanche of star players in recent weeks.
Fresh from a hat-trick on Arsenal’s pre-season tour here is a video of Arsenal & England U20 striker Chuba Akpom’s skill session.
Hastily closing the page down
Ohtobeagooner – supported by… oh you guessed ….Corel
No easy games – supported by Corel
£30 million man confirms Arsenal deal to be announced very soon!
Theo Walcott has confirmed he wants to stay at ‘special’ Arsenal and sign a new contract.
Not quite what we expected… but still…
‘I’m sure it won’t be long. This squad, for me, is one of the best I’ve been involved in. I want to be part of that.’
By far the greatest team
After Arsene Wenger supposedly ruled out the prospect of Arsenal making a move for Napoli’s Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain, the Express have reported that Arsenal are transferring their attentions to Karim Benzema.
You might like to consider the word “supposedly” and wonder what that is supposed to mean. Are they saying that it is all a lie? A spoof web site calling Wenger a fibber?
Higuain has long been a target for Arsene Wenger as he came close to signing him when he left Real Madrid in 2013
I think we can leave matters at that point. The story of what really happened in 2013 is to be found on Untold.
Footballcolumnist – supported by Sky Bet
Akpom, who has been at Arsenal since the age of six, displays all the flair and brashness that has come to be associated with attacking players of Wenger’s reign.
According to report making the rounds, popular Spanish journalist Kike Marin said Arsenal are looking at a ‘secret’ back-up option which he thinks its Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski.
So there we have it, these guys are not letting up. But the fact that they are all supported by two betting companies and all have exactly the same format recycling the same stories, might it be that they are in fact actually paid for and owned and written by the betting companies?
Anniversaries of the day (with, as always, all today’s anniversaries on the home page at www.untold-arsenal.com
- 24 July 1910: Woolwich Arsenal FC formally taken over by Henry Norris and William Hall. They promised to use their money to keep Arsenal in Plumstead for one year, but eventually paid for the club to stay at the Manor Ground for three seasons.