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Has there ever been a January like this? The 19 transfer stories surrounding Arsenal.

By Sir Hardly Anyone.

Here are 19 current headlines from bloggettas concerning Arsenal transfers which are causing a bit of a stir today.  Each one is followed by a note of the source.  All you have to do is guess what each one relates to…

Below the list of 19 headlines are those headlines again, but with the details of the story that they related to.  Finally there is a guide as to your powers of foreknowledge in relation to how many you got right.

First the headlines

1: Wenger DONE IT AGAIN– £18.5 Deal Sealed, 3rd January Signing Announced, Van Gaal and Klopp LOSE OUT
By Far The Greatest Team

2:  Breaking: Wenger Happy To Hand Arsenal Shirt To First Signing, Fans Love Him Already
goonersden.com

3:  2nd DONE DEAL: Arsenal Finally Complete Term For Sensational Star, Medical Almost Done
goonersden.com

4:  Welcome To Emirates– Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang To Become A Gunner As Chelsea Lose Out
footballcolumnist.com

5: Second Deal ALMOST DONE– Arsenal Agree YET Another Transfer Deal, £80,000-A-Week Star Set To Complete Move
dailyfootballblog.com

6:  Done Deal + Proof : Club Officially Say farewell To ANOTHER Arsenal Winter Signing, Fans Go Wild
goonersden.com

7:  Arsenal midfielder shock confession:“I want to leave”
golazogoal.com

8:  DONE DEAL: German winger has arrived at Emirates
gibfootballshow.co.uk

9:  OFFICIAL Done Deal + Picture Proof: Arsenal Finally Unveil 1st Signing Not Elneny
goonersden.com

10: Move over Sanchez, Arsenal officially have a new key man
FootballFanCast.com

11: Arsenal Table OUTRAGEOUS Bid To Snatch Goal Machine Wizard, Serious Talks Currently On-going
goonersden.com

12: Good News As Wenger Orders Arsenal To Complete This AMAZING 2nd January Signing– Player Is Desperate To Leave Club
oohtobeagooner

13: Arsene Wenger CONFIRMS £20 million DEAL DONE!
socceraspects.com

14:  Done Deals + Picture Proof– Arsenal Complete 2 Exciting Deals – Happy Times
GunnersCity.com

15: Bid ACCEPTED– Club To ANNOUNCE Signing Of £100,000-A-Week Star
dailyfootballblog.com

16:  Santi Cazorla Replacement? Arsenal Agree YET Another Deal, Star To Undergo Medical
dailyfootballblog.com

17:  It’s Official: Arsenal Finally Make Announcement On Playmaker Today
Squawka.com

18:  Guess What? 24 Goals Sensational Star Is Coming To Arsenal“I Want To Play For Arsenal”
footballcolumnist.com

19:  Done Deal + Picture Proof– Arsenal Announces the Signing Of a Clinical Midfielder – Not Elneny

GunnersCity

OK now here are the headlines again with the details of the story.

1: Wenger DONE IT AGAIN– £18.5 Deal Sealed, 3rd January Signing Announced, Van Gaal and Klopp LOSE OUT

Arsenal are preparing a £18.5m bid for Lille star Sofiane Boufal, according to Shoot.

2:  Breaking: Wenger Happy To Hand Arsenal Shirt To First Signing, Fans Love Him Already

According to reports, Arsenal have finally agreed personal terms to sign Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel.

The Metro report Elneny has completed medicals in Paris and also had personal terms worth around £60,000-a-week for four-and-a-half years.

3:  2nd DONE DEAL: Arsenal Finally Complete Term For Sensational Star, Medical Almost Done

According to the Daily Mail they report Ligue side Lyon has shown sudden interest for out-favored Arsenal man Mathieu Debuchy.

However, Arseblog report Debuchy is about to pen a deal with West Brom after terms have been agreed.

4:  Welcome To Emirates– Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang To Become A Gunner As Chelsea Lose Out

According to reports Arsenal are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over a £42 million deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang is one of the most inform strikers in Europe this season, he has an outstanding goal scoring record having scored 24 goals in 23 matches for the Bundesliga outfit.

5: Second Deal ALMOST DONE– Arsenal Agree YET Another Transfer Deal, £80,000-A-Week Star Set To Complete Move

According to the Daily Mail, Ligue one side Lyon are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal’s out of favor full back Mathieu Debuchy. However the Arseblog, reports that the 30 year old French international is on the verge of penning a deal with premier league side West Brom.

6:  Done Deal + Proof : Club Officially Say farewell To ANOTHER Arsenal Winter Signing, Fans Go Wild

According to reports, Arsenal appears to have finally landed their first January signing after FC Basel officially confirmed that Mohamed Elneny is on the verge of completing Arsenal transfer.

7:  Arsenal midfielder shock confession:“I want to leave”

As the official website of Arsenal claims, The Gunners U21 midfielder Dan Crowley has admitted that he is willing to leave the club on loan to get more playing experience.

8:  DONE DEAL: German winger has arrived at Emirates

Earlier today it was revealed that Premier League giants Arsenal have recalled their winger Serge Gnarby from his loan spell at Baggies due to the lack of first team action as Arsene Wenger is Keen on to give player experience to play in Premier League.

9:  OFFICIAL Done Deal + Picture Proof: Arsenal Finally Unveil 1st Signing Not Elneny

Arsenal officially announced the signing of Fara Williams from Liverpool.

The 31-year-old have previously played for Chelsea, Everton and Charlton Atletic, she joins the Gunners with lots of experience having won two FA Cup titles and countless awards.

10: Move over Sanchez, Arsenal officially have a new key man

Well, according to the guys at WhoScored, Mesut Ozil is actually now the most vital man at the Emirates Stadium, with his average rating of 7.7/10 over 35 appearances topping the list!

  • Mesut Ozil – 7.77 (35 apps)
  • Alexis Sanchez – 7.72 (31 apps)
  • Francis Coquelin – 7.58 (30 apps)
  • Santi Cazorla – 7.57 (33 apps)
  • Laurent Koscielny – 7.53 (35 apps)

11: Arsenal Table OUTRAGEOUS Bid To Snatch Goal Machine Wizard, Serious Talks Currently On-going
goonersden.com

12: Good News As Wenger Orders Arsenal To Complete This AMAZING 2nd January Signing– Player Is Desperate To Leave Club

According to reports making the round, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly eyeing Watford captain Troy Deeney.

It is believed Wenger is a big fan of the Powerhouse striker who has found the back of the next six times in eleven appearances for his club this season.

13: Arsene Wenger CONFIRMS £20 million DEAL DONE!

According to the reports, Watford star striker Troy Deeney could be heading to the Emirates.

14:  Done Deals + Picture Proof– Arsenal Complete 2 Exciting Deals – Happy Times

Via the club’s official website, the Gunners are happy to declare that Tafari Moore and Tolaji Bola  have signed contracts with the club.

15: Bid ACCEPTED– Club To ANNOUNCE Signing Of £100,000-A-Week Star

The Metro claims that Manchester United have successfully sealed the deal to sign midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio. An agreement was reached between both clubs after series of talks and negotiations were held. The deal is reportedly worth £30m as initial payment with add-ons of £5m as bonus payments. The 22-year-old Brazilian is now expected to meet with the English club to agree on personal terms.

16:  Santi Cazorla Replacement? Arsenal Agree YET Another Deal, Star To Undergo Medical

This time it is Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup who reports are stating that Arsenal are getting ready to sign this January.

The 23-year-old had already spent fours years in the Arsenal academy and knows the Arsenal setup very well.

17:  It’s Official: Arsenal Finally Make Announcement On Playmaker Today
Arsenal playmaker Gedion Zelalem has had his loan spell at Scottish Championship leaders Rangers extended until the end of the season, as per the Gunners’ official website.

18:  Guess What? 24 Goals Sensational Star Is Coming To Arsenal“I Want To Play For Arsenal”

According to the Sun, Arsenal are currently in talks with Borussia Dortmund for a potential transfer of Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

19:  Done Deal + Picture Proof– Arsenal Announces the Signing Of a Clinical Midfielder – Not Elneny

Arsenal have announced the signing of an experience midfielder ahead of the League campaign.

Having sold Siobhan Chamberlain to Liverpool and secured the signing of  Katie McCabe, the Arsenal Ladies have confirmed the signing of Fara Williams from their Liverpool counterpart.

Finally part three.  How many did you get right?  

Here’s what you score means…

15-19:  Did you know that beyond the internet there is a real world with real people who do real things, like talk about life, the universe and everything?  You could go out and explore it – but best first buy a pair of sun glasses.

10-14:  Do you find your job of reading all these things and then writing them out afresh in the Metro (with the suggestion that you are an expert) is leading you to wake up screaming in the night?  Yes it is a common occupational hazard,

5-9:  There really are some jolly good programmes on TV these days if you just search through the channels.  They could help to take your mind off things.

1-4: Be careful – from such small beginnings can grow weird and awful ends.  Stop now before you get dragged down.  Maybe a pet could help.  Jellyfish are quite popular this year.

Zero: Welcome to my world.

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Read all about it

Insult of the day

  • Good Lord, what a wit-snapper are you (Merchant of Venice)

Two anniversaries

  • 7 January 1887: Woolwich Gazette reported a meeting was held to make the Dial Square club had broken away from Dial Square Cricket club and opened itself to everyone in the area, rather than just the employees of the Dial Square factory.  As a result the club had become, by this date, Royal Arsenal FC.
  • 7 January 1956: Arsenal 2 Bedford 2, FA Cup 3rd round.  Although Arsenal were slipping in form since winning the league in 1953, this was considered one of the most unimaginable shocks, although Arsenal did win the replay 2-1 after extra time.

 

20 comments to Has there ever been a January like this? The 19 transfer stories surrounding Arsenal.

  • Sid

    Wow you must really have to scrape the Web barrel to find these stories! I’ve never even heard of half these sites and the others are well known as being full of shit!

    Why even bother bring them to our attention?

    Click baiting probably.

    Oh dear.

  • WalterBroeckx

    LOL

    Damn I have to be careful it seems… but it is all the fault of the members of my supporters club in Belgium who have a special topic on our facebook page that is also mentioning all those rumours. But as president I can’t stay away from our own facebook page…. can I?
    Or maybe our doctors in the house could offer medical tricks to not fall in the trap of the rumour mill?

    Of course knowing about those rumours is one thing… believing them… that is the main worry…
    And I only believe in one of them (El Nenny)

  • Gooner Sam

    Agree that there is a rediculoua amount of rubbish out there but no more than usual. Just PPC companies feeding off insecure fans and Arsenal have many

  • Sammy The Snake

    You can always count on my zero!

  • colario

    If you like ‘the Goon Show’ (see link below) then this type of humour is for you.

    If you don’t, then do you really what to know what the media morons are pontificating about?

    Goon Show link

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSU592V8WHs

  • John

    Would be great to see Aubameyang playing for arsenal.Hes in great form for dortmund and would make a great addition to the team and would help us push on.We cant keep stockpiling profits.

  • nicky

    I think the stories and rumours about Arsenal would-be signings are no different from every other transfer Window.
    What IS different this time is the clear indication that Arsene is determined to strengthen the team and that signings are highly likely. 😉

  • Andy Mack

    John, he does appear to be very good but despite being born in France, he’s playing for Gabon. Gambling 40m (30m ??) on a player that could be dragged off to the ACN every 2 years in the middle of the PL season is something the big clubs have moved away from. To be with a big club the player needs to be A1 talent or very cheap and everything in between usually goes to the smaller clubs who are prepared to take that gamble.
    Until he’s actually played in the PL he’s a gamble.
    So I’d be surprised if Arsenal take a gamble like that.

  • John

    Andy
    I agree that its a gamble ,but so isnt every player that transfers from one country to another.And i would of said a few years ago that a gamble at that price wasnt worth it as money was tight but with say 200m sitting in the bank its one we can well take now without having and serious repercussions.We are supposed to have one of the greatest managers in world football ,surely he can mould him from a good player to a great one.

  • tunnygriff

    We most certainly need cover in midfield where we are light on numbers. It looks as if this Elneny is near. Looks a good player with insane amounts of energy. Won’t be enough for some as he only costs £5million

    With Flamini, Arteta and Rosicky it makes sense to bring one in now and we’ll need another one in the summer.

    Can’t see Dortmund parting with Aubemayang but should we get him now or in the summer we’ll have a ridiculously good array of attacking talent

    That would leave a replacement for Debuchy (he’s really let the club down by asking for a move. We’ve paid him for a year while he’s been injured and he’s sulked because the guy who has replaced him has done so well he can’t be dropped)

    Things look very healthy.

    Alexis is back after a midweek break and hopefully it won’t be too long before we see Jack, Welbeck and Coquelin back ready for a critical 2nd half of the season

  • Sid, I wouldn’t recommend you take up a career as a mind reader.

  • John

    Tunnygriff
    I agree with everything you posted apart from Jack and Welbeck.I doubt we will see them this season and if we do it will take them ages to get up to speed due to the ammount of time they have been out.

  • Andy Mack

    John, 3 points;
    1) Just because you have cash doesn’t mean you need to waste/gamble with it.
    2) Read back on this site and it explains that although we have a good ‘fund’ we don’t have 200m available for transfers
    3) So assuming he’d ‘come good’ but we’d lost out on this seasons PL by a dodgy PGMO decision, however were going well next season then you’d be OK with him running off to the ACN in jan/feb when the going gets tough here and again every 2 years… (I don’t know if Gabon will go but who does).
    At a sensible price (like half the mentioned 40m) he may be worth a gamble but one of the lesser teams will be prepared to pay the silly price hoping he can get them into the CL.

  • John

    Andy
    1.We gambled 42m on ozil and 32m on sanchez and they turned out alright.Sometimes its the players in the lower price bracket that flop.do you see the transfers as a waste of money??If so what is the money for?
    2.We had over 140 million in the bank feb 14 so would be realistic after only spending 10m in the summer that that value has incresed massively.
    3.We can just pretend hes injured in jan and feb like a lot of our squad and treat him like a new signing in feb when he returns.
    And the figure being banded about is 40M euros which is £28m which would be quite a bargain for a pleyer of his quality.

  • tunnygriff

    John

    Why shouldn’t we see Jack or Welbeck back ? We don’t know how close they are to returning. Not being in the camp we can’t really be certain where they are in terms of recovery

    You could say that the rumours of Elneny, Rabiot and Aubemayang may have some truth in them if Jack and Danny are out for the season. Whatever the case it’s purely supposition

  • WalterBroeckx

    Don’t think Özil was a gamble for anyone who had seen him play before. Neither was Alexis in fact.
    Aubemayan has a good scoring record this season but he could be on a unlikely high over the past few months. Mind you scoring in half the matches you play in is not bad of course and would be great. But I don’t expect him to score the same numbers as he does in Germany in the first season.

  • Andy Mack

    Sanchez and Ozil were proven Talent. They played at the top level at both domestic and international level. Aubameyang has played 1 good year and half an excellent season at a second rate level where at least half his goals have been against really weak opposition(The Bundesliga only has 2 decent teams this season).
    I’m not saying he isn’t very talented but he’s not proven.
    If we got him I’d cheer but it would only happen if the manager sees him as an A1 talent (and he’s more qualified to recognise that than you or me).

  • Gord

    I needed a break, and went looking for insults. I offer this from the University of Oklahoma:

    http://www.ou.edu/ludilatini/insultshandoutFall2003.htm

    Is this one for 😈 Mike Riley?

    sterculinum publicum!

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Gord – January 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm – I like this one ! spurcifer! scumbucket! (“bearer-of-filth”)

    As I only got one right , I think I can still be saved !

    And a very nice insult for ‘them’ today !

  • Gord

    It seems the ranks of the Arsenal staff have increased again. I’ve seen one report that Ljungberg has returned to help with the U-15 group.

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2016-01-07/arsenal-legend-to-coach-gunners-under-15-side/

    How about some Latin insults in German?

    http://www.latein-online.net/index.php?section=schimpf.htm

    Five more Latin and English translations.

    • ANTIQUIS TEMPORIBUS, NATI TIBI IN RUPIBUS VENTOSISSIMIS EXPONEBANTUR AD NECEM
    In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags

    • ULTINAM LOGICA FALSA TUAM PHILOSOPHIAM TOTAM SUFFODIANT!
    May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!

    • ASCENDO TUUM
    Up yours.

    • BREVIOR SALTARE CUM DEFORMIBUS VIRIS EST VITA
    Life is too short to dance with ugly men.

    • MATER TUA TAM OBESA EST UT CUM ROMAE EST URBS HABET OCTO COLLES
    Your momma’s so fat…when she’s in town, Rome has eight hills.