25 players now tipped to join Arsenal; 9 who will leave


The world of transfers in five snap shots….

The rumours from the January transfer window are published here and pretty embarrassing they would be for the media that published them… if they were ever capable of being embarrassed.    But just as they predicted Arsenal would finish outside the top four, and that Chelsea and Tottenham would both end up above Arsenal – and then made no apology for such a glaring set of mistakes, so last January they got most of it wrong, and yet not a word was said.

On average about around 97% to 98% of transfer tales never happen.  But still the media continue, thinking as they always do that their readers and listeners are idiots.  So here is what they have been up to… but just in case you are inclined to believe any of these, remember that in the last window we charted 53 separate reports that said Arsenal were signing Mudryk.

The 25 players the media say Arsenal are looking to sign…


No Position Player From  Notes
1 Forward Ilias Akhomach Barcelona
2 Right wing Marco Asensio Real Madrid Metro, HITC
3 Defender Sacha Boey. Galatasaray HITC  GMS
Update Def midfield Moises Caicedo Brighton Fo-Lo  Give Me Sport  Terms Agreed – Mirror  Sports Bible Arsenal Station Telegraph
5 Full back Joao Cancelo Manchester City On loan with Bayern.  Sky Football Talk  GiveMeSport – it will be difficult.   FFC  Football Talk   “Agreed” FoLo  HITC  FFC
NEW Right back Timothy Castagne Leicester City Leicester having a fire sale
NEW Forward Federico Chiesa Juventus TBR
8 Midfield Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich FoLo
9 Winger  Wilfried Gnonto Leeds FoLo
Update Midfield Ilkay Gundogan Manchester City Evening Standard   GivemeSport  Hard Tackle TBR TBR (2) Telegraph
NEW Attacking midfield Kai Havertz Chelsea TheRealChamps
NEW Defensive midfield N’Golo Kante Chelsea Telegraph
13 Attacking midfield Maddison Leicester Mirror
14 Midfield Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio Goal
NEW Midfield Mason Mount Chelsea Telegraph
NEW Defensive midfield Amadou Onana Everton Telegraph
17 Defender Benjamin Pavard  Bayern Munich FFC
Update Defensive midfield Declan Rice West Ham Football London, Sun., Metro  Football Talk.   “Terms agreed” Football Transfers.  Going to Man U, 4th Official  Shoot  Give Me SportMirror (“it’s on”)  It will happen soon (HITC)  Bid Made (HITC)   Going to Chelsea (TBR) Quick move to AFC (Give me sport)
19 Forward Alexis Sanchez Marseille The Sun
20 Right Wing Savio Troyes TBR
Update Forward Xavi Simons PSV Hard Tackle   TBR – it’s happening. Mirror
22 Attacking midfield Dominik Szoboszla RB Leipzig Daily Canon
Update Midfield Youri Tielemans Leicester City HITC Telegraph
24 Forward Dusan Vlahovic Juventus €80m  Calciomercatoweb,Telegraph
NEW Forward Nico Williams Athletic Bilbao TBR


And the nine players that are said to be leaving Arsenal.


No Player To Notes
1 Gabriel PSG PSG Talk. Hard Tackle
NEW Jorginho AC Milan or Napoli Sportsmole
NEW Okonkwo or Hein ? FoLo; one of the keepers will go
4 Marquinhos Going on loan TBR
5 Martin Odegaard PSG FoLo
NEW Emile Smith Rowe WHU HITC
NEW  Pépé ??? TBR  TeamTalk: AFC may terminate contract
8 Tierney Newcastle Mirror And Mirror again
9 Xhaka ?? FoLo



5 Replies to “25 players now tipped to join Arsenal; 9 who will leave”

  1. You can add Holding and Patino to the leaving list. Holding apparently is not good enough and Patino wants regular playing time.

  2. Every man & his dog have said Balogun will be gone with AC & Inter interested amongst others.
    PS Would these clubs have the same interest in signing Nketiah instead?

  3. Adrian that’s true of course about Balogun, but equally true is that the media and pundits are wrong 97% of the time, as we’ve shown season after season. But remember that when everyone was saying that Saliba must come back to join the Arsenal defence, Arteta gave him one more year in France to build up his strength and experience, and he might well choose to do the same. What we don’t want is a highly talented player coming in and then just being on the bench behind Saka, Martinelli and Jesus, and possibly Eddie as well.
    So one more year on loan might not mean, he’s not wanted, but rather the opposite.

  4. Did anybody (other than football.london) really believe the Tielemans to Arsenal stories? I think that ship sailed months ago, but now football.london, Goal.com and football365 are pumping out stories like “Arsenal miss out”. As usual, their stories don’t make any sense.

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