By Billy the Dog McGraw
Actually not too much.
Debuchy has gone to Bordeaux on loan. According to the Mirror Man U made an effort to get him but Arsenal refused to do the deal. Also talk that Villa wanted him, but ditto there.
That is all that is confirmed on Arsenal.com at the moment.
Yaya Sanogo is ending his loan at Ajax and joining Championship Charlton according to some of the rolling news services.
Serge Gnabry is going on loan, but I still can’t find a confirmation. However as I understand it, as long as he goes to a Championship side he can do the loan deal as an “emergency loan” even though quite patently it isn’t anything of the kind.
The emergency loan system continues through to late March, and then will happen again next season, but that is due to be the last. Since it has been abused wholesale (99% of the loans are far from emergencies in most definitions of the word) the whole thing will shut down, and all deals including loans will have to be sorted in the transfer windows.
Nothing at all on the two Nigerian lads who were supposed to be coming.
Meanwhile Blacksheep has been pointing out that Chuba Akpom could play for Hull against Arsenal in the cup if Arsenal agree. Tony’s saying Mr W will never agree, Blacksheep’s saying he might. Akpom scored a hattrick in the 4th round to see Hull through.
Our other loanees who could return next summer are Jon Toral, Isaac Hayden, Wellington Silva, Gedion Zelalem, anWojciech Szczesny.
Sky says that Arsenal sign a fox in the box, and have a film of a fox running around on the Emirates turf and The Telegraph has the headline
I think this more or less says that 99.9999% of those wild and wacky rumours are just not turning into reality. How could we have been so deceived.
Now I was going to write this up right until the 11pm end (UK time) but there ain’t nothing happening. So if I post all this now, that’s bound to make something BIG happen.
Or not as the case may be.
If it does happen, write it in the commentary so we can all enjoy it. (But I must say that it is very disappointing that all those transfers that Sir Hardly has been charting have simply come to nothing.).