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Seven players not previously announced to join Arsenal and a jolly jape.

By Sir Hardly Anyone

There are seven new players on Arsenal’s transfer list this week taking the grand total to 89 players who are said to be joining Arsenal this summer.  Last year it was 114 and we have got 31 days left to find the missing 26 players that will make this the all time record number of players said to be coming to Arsenal since records began – which was in fact last season.

And we have got seven updates on stories that have been run before as well.

But there does seem to be a fair about of shoulder shrugging going on as if the journalists who normally make these stories up and starting to say, “well no one believes us so what is the point?”

What is the point?

The point is this is what the newspapers and their bloggettas do in the summer.  They make up transfer stories.  If they stop, what then?  Blank pages that’s what!

Laugh of the Week

Meanwhile you might have noticed that we have been running this note

Sign the petition to protest against Kronke’s animal killing TV channel

as well as running a part of one of our articles on the story.   Anyway, about a day and a half after we made the first mention and protested about Kronke’s TV channel, and some six hours after we put up the petition we got this from Matt – a regular critic of Untold.

Where are the posts about Kroenkes bloodsport tendencies? If it had been the PGMOL or Abramovich we wouldn’t have heard the end of it.

Well, always happy to oblige Matt, so the link is above once more.

And now the chart…
No Player Club Position Notes
 1 Tammy Abraham Chelsea  Striker  Currently on loan to Bristol City
2 Aguero Man City Striker The deal is that we can have him in return for Alexis!  Paul Merson seems to think this is the deal.
3 Alcantara Barcelona Midfield Has requested a transfer to get more playing time.
4 Marcelo Allende  Deportes Santa Cruz Attack m’f  Had 3 trials, training with first team.  Signing today!  Actually that was two weeks ago.
Update Marco Asensio Real Madrid Attack Midfield Man U, Roma, Liverpool, Arsenal interested with last two battling it out.  He’s 21, unhappy at Real Mad.  We’ll get him if Alexis goes
6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund Striker £80m to replace Alexis.  Man U want him
7 Carlos Bacca AC Milan Striker He’s 32 years old.  Was going to WHU
8 Gareth Bale Real Mad Striker Stan Collymore tipped this one.
9  Ross Barkley  Everton Attack mid  Been there since 2010 and played 150 games – does he really want to come? Arsenal fighting Man U and Tottenhamf
10 Aymen Barkok Eintracht Frankfurt Midfield According to R E Ports
11 Karim Benzema Real Mad F’wd Definitely going to either AFC or Chelsea.  Star says replacement for Alexis
12 Sander Berge Genk Midfield Everton, Monaco and Sevilla all want him
13 Andrea Belotti Juventus F’wd Sadly he has just signed a new contract
14 Yacine Brahimi  Porto Attack m/field He’s 27 and plays for Algeria.
15 Marcelo Brozovic Inter Midfield Arsenal “weighing up a move for the Croatian midfielder” in order “revamp” the team (!!!) Scouts watching him.  Wenger likes him.
16 Joel Campbell Return F’wd Loan period ending; but he’s injured
17 Iker Casillas Porto Goal To solve our goalkeeping “crisis”
18 Hakan Calhanoglu Bayern Leverkusen Playmaker
19 Kingsley Coman  Juventus Wing On loan with Bayern this season
NEW William Carvalho Sporting Lisbon Def midf Portuguese papers talking it up.
21 Max Cruse Werder Bremen Striker Only played in Germany and is “troubled”
22 Juan Cuadrado Juventus New Alexiss Arsenal made £17.6m bid
23 Mousa Dembele  Celtic New Alexis 32 goals in 48 games last season
Update Virgil Van Dijk Southampton Defence Helps us play a back 3 all the time.  A prime target because “Arsenal’s defence is so fragile”.  No he’s off to Liverpool
25 Ederson Benfica Goal 23 year old to replace Cech
26 Danilo and Silva Paços de Ferreira Arsenal scouts are watching them even though they no longer play there.
27 Pontus Dahlberg Gothenburg Goal “Being keenly watched” or “do we need another keeper?
28 Oghenekaro Etebo Feirense Winger Scored 4 goals in Olympics
29 Cesc Fabregas Chelsea Midfield Daily Mirror says its a deal
30 Fabinho Monaco RB & def midfield Played 67 times for Monaco
31 Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig Midfield He’s Swedish and he’s 25 years old
32 Jose Luis Gaya  Valencia LB Man City winning the race
33 Ben Gibson Middlesbrough Centre back £30m.  Tottenham want him.
34 Aleksandr Golovin CSKA Moscow Midfield Going cheap at £10m.  AFC in the final stages of buying him.
Update Leon Goretzka Shalke Midfield £21m, 1 yr left on contract.  Wanted to replace Ozil   He said “I’m not impressed by newspaper reports.” “Arsenal are keen” (Sport Bild). He’s planning his future.
36 Robert Green Leeds Goal He was their 1st choice, now they’ve bought someone else, so want to unload him on us!!!
37 Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid Forward Man U don’t want him after all.
38 Amine Harit Nantes M’fld Arsenal have given him a trial.  He is 19-years-old
39 Dalbert Henrique Nice Left Back Inter want him. He’s played 33 times for Nice.  Although an old story this one has just popped up again
40 Lorenzo Insigne Napoli F’wd Liverpool! are on alert!
41 Jakub Jankto Udinese M’fld To play alongside Xhaka.  Arsenal set to sign him.  TalkSport say it is about to happen.
42 Jorginho Napoli M’fld Arsenal warned not to hang about by agent
NEW Yann Karamoh Nice Forward He’s 19 and there is 1yr left on his contract.  Price is £9m
44 Naby Keïta RB Leipzig Right back Has refused to sign a new contract
45 Simon Kjaer Fenerbache Centre back Both Inter and AC Milan are after him
46 Grzegorz Krychowiak PSG Def M’fd New in the sense that this is the first entry for him this year, but it is the third year he has been tipped to join us.
47  Koke Atl Madrid M’fld Replacement for Santi Cazorla
48 Dawid Kownacki Lech Poznan Striker the new Robert Lewandowski’
SIGNED Sead Kolašinac Schalke Defender The deal is announced by Arsenal
50 Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli Centre back Because Chambers and Gabriel are both leaving !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
51 Gaëtan Laborde Bordeaux Forward He’s 23 and Liverpool want him
SIGNED Alexandre Lacazette Olympique Lyonnais Striker Man City wanted him. At. Madrid can’t sign him  Mr Wenger spotted in France.  About to sign.  Done £45m
Update Thomas Lemar Monaco Midfield Liverpool or Juventus will beat us.  No Barcelona are going to hijack the deal. No it’s Man U.  No Arsenal are making a third bid NOW! He wants to move.  £45m.  Yes we’ve made the bid and it’s been accepted. Perry Groves says we’re getting him.
54 Mario Lemina Juventus Centre Midfield He’s 23, previously with  Lorient and Marseille and is flattered by Arsenal’s interest.  “Arsenal’s top midfield target”
55 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Goal scorer Captain of Poland, scores goals for fun.  but is he actually going to leave?
56 Romelu Lukaku Everton Forward Absolute dead cert to join AFC
57 Kylian Mbappe Monaco F’wd The French press seem sure this is on at around €100m.  Man U have bid £120m. James Richardson: “My understanding is that Arsenal are very confident of signing Mbappe.”  Mr Wenger: We ain’t made no bid
58 Max Meyer Schalke 04 Attack midfield One year left on contract
59 Alvaro Morata Real Mad Striker To replace Alexis Sanchez – but he is more of a striker than a winger /striker.  Pld 26 scored 15 last year
60 M’Baye Niang AC Milan Forward
Update Rihad Mahrez Leicester Winger He says he has an agreement that he can now leave.  Tottenham & Barce want him too.  About to sign for Arsenal. Leicester want £50m.  No the price has dropped
62 Nikola Maksimovic Napoli Centre back On loan from Torino but not getting regular games
NEW Thomas Muller Bayern Fwd or Midfield Liverpool, Chelsea, Man U all after him but he’s going nowhere
64 Pedro Neto SC Braga Left wing £17m release clause.  Arsenal made bid.  Battling with Man U.
65 Henry Onyekuru  KAS Eupen Forward He’s 19 usually plays on the left, one for the future.  Not going to WHU, but is off to Dortmund
66 Oguzhan Ozyakup Besiktas Midfield £20m is the fee being quoted.  He says he wants to come to Europe.  Roma have offer £13m
67 Florentin Pogba St Etienne Defender Brother of Paul at Man U
68 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Borussia Dortmund Defender Chelsea and Arsenal are after him according to the increasingly unbelievable Sun
69 Leandro Paredes Roma Midfield A story from last year now resurrected
70 Jordon Pickford Sunderland Goal Although Mr W has said he is not looking to sign a keeper.  Man U, Everton and Liverpool want him.  “Bid expected”
71 Danilo Pereira Porto Midfield enforcer Juventus also want him
72 Pizzi Benfica Playmaker Liverpool and Juventus want him
NEW Rafinha Barcelona Midfield £27m and he’s injured already.
74 James Rodriguez Real Madrid Midf/wing  Juventus Milan Man U want him.  Bid made
75 Ivan Perisic Inter Midf/wing Man U desperate for him
NEW Jadon Sancho Man City Forward Borussia Dortmund want him.  He’s a wonderkid and has failed to turn up to training several times. No he’s going to Leipzig
77 Kasper Schmeichel Leicester Goal The man to solve our goalkeeping “crisis”
78 Patrik Schick Sampdoria Centre forward ‘Next Ibrahimovic’.  Expected to go to Juventus but they have not finalised the deal
Update Michaël Seri Nice Midfield Tottenham, Barcelona and PSG want him. Arsenal preparing £40m bid now
80 Leandro Miguel Pereira Silva Académica Midfield He’s on loan from Porto – and the info on him is confusing.  I think not
81 Chris Smalling.  Man U Centre back Played 153 times for Man U.
82 Wojciech Szczesny Roma loan Goal Mr W. said that he is not looking to sign a keeper (allegedly) so everyone assumes it is Szcz’s return; but he didn’t – he left
83 John Terry Chelsea Nasty This story from the Daily Mail.  He went to Aston Villa
84 Corentin Tolisso  Lyon M/fld or F’wd French international, dreams of Arsenal.  Still being mentioned.  £30m & is ready to leave
85 Arda Turan Barcelona M’fld He’s 30 years old
NEW Arturo Vidal Bayern Munich M’fld Also 30, but a natural leader and Arsenal must have one of these
87 Wellington Silva Fluminese Buy back and sell on at onceto Bordeaux
88 Jack Wilshere Bournemouth M’fld 75% of guys in the pub want him back
NEW  Joshua Zirkzee. Feyenoord Forward Scoring 33 goals in 27 games to attract the interest of several big clubs.

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23 comments to Seven players not previously announced to join Arsenal and a jolly jape.

  • Andy Mack

    I wonder if ‘Matt’ would still be a critic of Untold if he actually tried reading it?
    Probably…. I expect he’s just an occasional visitor from the Le Childrens ‘fan’ site and has problems with the big words…

  • Arthur

    Hi Tony
    I understand that Donald Trump’s 11 year old son supports Arsenal. Surely you should run a petition against that !

  • WalterBroeckx

    I wonder if there would have been made so much noise about Kroenke his TV channel if he had been spending money like some Russian does? Or some sheiks do?
    Maybe the laughing one (and maybe the hoping one) is some other rich man who has been named in far worse crimes (against human beings) who seems to get a free ride in the media. Or nobody does dare to mention his dark history anymore?
    But if I had to make a choice between an owner who has a TV channel about hunting or someone who has been involved in man-hunting….. I would know who to choose to be honest.

  • Henry Root

    Walter
    As they say two wrongs don’t make a right. The Kroenke channel is distasteful to many people myself included and is yet another reason why I wish he wasn’t involved with our club.
    Peter Hill- Wood was right after all when he said that Kroenke wasn’t our sort- and he isn’t

  • Josif

    Kroenke is a Trump supporter. He donated million dollars to Trump’s campaign according to the media. Trump of hate-spreading, dividing-wall-building, myzogine-speech conducting, billion-dollar-weapon-to-non-democratic-regimes selling behaviour.

    That being said, this Kroenke’s crap is not connected with Arsenal. It’s not Arsenal TV Hunting Channel where Olivier Giroud shoots down tigers after pin-point assists from Mesut Ozil or where Granit Xhaka two-foots rhinos.

  • porter

    That the Kroenke stuff has nothing to do with Arsenal is true but that’s not how the media will play it.The club will be dragged into it one way or another. Whether we like them or not big hitters like Corbyn and Morgan, an unlikely duo at best ,have been vocal and have raised The Arsenal in their quotes. The club seems to find the most obscure ways to self harm.

  • OlegYch

    Walter, perfect summary of the issue
    although i’d add that the channel existed long before it was made available in UK
    the recent outcry is just a way to get clicks
    most animal species preservation programs are not paid with those clicks though, and instead are funded by trophy hunters

  • Mad Matt

    I would just like to make it known that I am not that Matt

  • WalterBroeckx

    Iheanacho goes to Leicester from Man City. Where are the days that some City supporters claimed that this youth product of them would set the world on fire and that those young lads would stop the spending for the future…. well….
    I predicted that he would never get a serious chance at City. Seems I was right …

  • WalterBroeckx

    So Kroenke should sell his shares according to that petition. I really would like to know to who he should sell them. I just counted my money and I think I am a little bit short…

  • Alexanderhenry

    If kroenke sold them to Usmanov I’d dance in the street.

  • Josif

    Walter

    You are blessed. I wanted to count my money this morning but it turned out I cannot afford even that, never mind buying Kroenke’s shares. 🙁 It’s all Arsene’s fault…somehow.

  • Andy Mack

    Alexanderhenry, Why would you be happy for Usmanov to own the club?
    He’s stated many times that he’d want a dividend on his shares, which would be a much larger amount than the questionable £3m that Stans main business ‘earns’ from the club at the moment.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Alexanderhenry type in his full name and blogspot in google. And look further down the pages
    forgive me for not dancing in the street if he would become the owner of Arsenal….
    Former British ambassador for Uzbekistan has written about him in the past and it doesn’t make a nice reading.
    Mind you he might know how to deal with the PGMO……

  • Alexanderhenry

    Andy, I’m not surprised he wants a dividend. He owns 30% of the club and has no say whatsoever. He is treated with utter contempt by kroenke and the BOD. if he had a controlling stake he would take nothing out of the club.

    What he has said on numerous occasions is that arsenal fc have not given wenger adequate funds to compete over the years, which is quite right.

  • Alexanderhenry

    Walter

    Google kroenke and you’ll find that arsenal’s majority shareholder is notoriously silent, mean, dishonest, greedy, and as an owner of sports ‘franchises’, almost comically unsuccessful.

    His blood sports channel has now made him disliked by almost everyone in the country as well as by most arsenal fans.

    Are you really happy with him in charge?

  • WalterBroeckx

    I still prefer a silent greedy man over a man who has seemingly (if one can believe a UK ambassador) been involved in mafia practices to be honest. However he might be handy in dealing with Riley like I said.

  • Chris

    @AlexanderHenry,

    not liking someone is one thing. An affirmation that he is dishonest is another. Have you got facts like a court sentencing for illegal activities for examples, the same for ‘mean’, ‘greedy’ and ‘dishonnest’ ? This whole issue is just a way to keep the negative spotlight on Arsenal and nothing else.

    As for the petition, it is the same thing. Posturing. As long as we talk about who owns and who sponsors and what is compatible with a club, how about the betting industry that is destroying some people financially ? How about sponsors from the Middle East known for their very humane (..) treatment of guest workers ?

    Could we please go back to football and not play to tune the blogettas want us to play ?

  • stefan melzak

    Chris

    How did Kroenke treat the St Louis Rams?

    I’ll answer that for you. He guaranteed them he wouldn’t move the franchise. Then he did move it- to LA.
    He had also secured a loan from the city of st louis to pay for their new stadium.

    Since he moved to LA the city of st louis are now obliged to pay the rest of the stadium debt off.

  • Chris

    @Stefan,

    I don’t know the details. Guess my cursor for ‘dishonnest’ has been moved because today one’s word is not considered worth anything anymore.
    Puts him in the same league as Neymar then. But if this is the issue, then where are the petitions to get rid of the other owner ?
    From all I have read, he is not any better yet there are fans wanting him to take over.

    As said, this is just a (anti-Arsenal) distraction and not a football issue, or the subject would be all owners of all PL clubs.

  • Andy Mack

    Alexanderhenry, You seem to have misunderstood Usmanov.
    He stated quite clearly that if he was the owner (just him) he’d want a dividend.
    Nothing about him only wanting it while he remains a smaller shareholder…

  • Josif

    @Chris

    Yes. Betting companies are pure evil but their lobby is too strong to keep them away from sport. We have banned cigarettes from the dugout, nobody drinks alcohol there either and now let’s tackle betting business that has a big interest in actual outcomes of sporting events.

    The problem is, it’s similar to the doping stuff that Tony has covered many, many times.

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