36 players joining Arsenal; 22 leaving the club, and next season’s line up.




By Sir Hardly Anyone

The main news is of course Rice, and whether Arsenal and West Ham can agree a deal.  According to Goal.Com and some other sources, it seems that West Ham don’t fancy the idea of £100m being paid with another £5m in add-ons (which normally relate to the number of games played).  Most sources are saying that Manchester City have pulled out of the transfer, presumably because they have done their bit in pushing the price up.

Obviously, Manchester City can afford any price that West Ham want to demand, and given the way they are fighting the rest of the League over their previous financial dealings, they know how to do it, but it looks in this case as if they were either never engaged in this transfer and it was all an invention by the media, or they were simply there to muddy the waters, and say to the rest of the league, “as you are making life difficult for us, we’ll make life difficult for you.”

Elsewhere, the Daily Star has given us their view of how Arsenal will look next season


White Saliba Timber Zinchenko

Lavia Rice Odegaard

Martinelli Saka Havertez

That means we lose, among others, Kiwior, Xhaka, Jorginho, Partey, Trossard, Gabriel Jesus, Nelson, Smith Rowe, Vieira, Nkethiah, Nelson, Tomiyasu, and Holding from the first-choice starting XI.

In terms of transfers in we now have 36 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal….

No Player Position From  Sources No of reports
1 Ilias Akhomach Forward Barcelona Football Express 1
2 Marco Asensio Right wing Real Madrid Metro, HITC 2
3 Nicolò Barella Midfield Inter Milan An alternative to Rice FFC and again HITC 3
4 Harvey Barnes Winger Leicester FoLo 1
5 Sacha Boey. Defender Galatasaray HITC  GMS 2
Update Moises Caicedo Def midfield Brighton Fo-Lo  Give Me Sport  Terms Agreed – Mirror  Sports Bible, Arsenal Station Telegraph  AFC pulled out  FoLo – its now unlikely  To Chelsea AFC still on 10
7 Joao Cancelo Full back Manchester City On loan with Bayern.  Sky Football Talk  GiveMeSport – it will be difficult.   FFC  Football Talk   “Agreed” FoLo  HITC  FFC 8
8 Timothy Castagne Right back Leicester City Leicester having a fire sale  Modest price 2
9 Federico Chiesa Forward Juventus TBR 1
10 Moussa Diaby Winger Bayer Leverkusen Football Talk  Arsenal in the lead  Team Talk 3
11 Serge Gnabry Midfield Bayern Munich FoLo 1
12  Wilfried Gnonto Winger Leeds FoLo 1
NEW Arda Guler Forward Fenerbahce Football Fan Cast 1
14 Ilkay Gundogan Midfield Manchester City Evening Standard   GivemeSport  Hard Tackle TBR TBR (2) Telegraph 7
Update Kai Havertz Attacking midfield Chelsea TheRealChamps  3 Added MinutesTBR HITC  Henry says he’s worth it  FoLo Football Fancat Bayern want him  HITC  Chelsea say no  90min  EPL Index  Team Talk  HITC  Chelsea want £70m  Goal- he’s going to Bayern   AFC leading  Compared to Bergkamp Caught Offside (He chooses his number) It’s done and its weird (FFC)  It would be a mistake (Last Word) Having a medical HITC  Get Football FFC 25
NEW Goncalo Iancio Centre half Sporting Lisbon Metro F365 Metro (again) 3
17 Brennan Johnson Wing Nottingham Forest HITC 1
18 N’Golo Kante Defensive midfield Chelsea Telegraph 1
19 Romeo Lavia Defensive midfield Southampton TBR Arseblog Team Talk FFC The Top Flight  Deal done (Just Arsenal News) TBR 7
20 Maddison Attacking midfield Leicester Mirror 1
21 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Midfield Lazio Goal 1
22 Mason Mount Midfield Chelsea Telegraph 1
NEW Ethan Nwaneri Attacking midfield EPLIndex (He played v Brentford aged 15) 1
24 Amadou Onana Defensive midfield Everton Telegraph 1
25 Benjamin Pavard Defender  Bayern Munich FFC 1
26 Adrian Rabiot Midfield Juventus Sports Mole – no its Man U or Newcastle (Caught offside) 3
Update Declan Rice Defensive midfield West Ham Football London, Sun., Metro  Football Talk.   “Terms agreed” Football Transfers.  Going to Man U, 4th Official  Shoot  Give Me Sport.  Mirror (“it’s on”)  It will happen soon (HITC)  Bid Made (HITC)   Going to Chelsea (TBR) Quick move to AFC (Give me sportThe Top Flight  AFC offer too low   Going to Man CNot Arsenal  Mailonline Going to AFC (TBR).  WHU Unhappy (Le Grove) 22
28 Alexis Sanchez Forward Marseille The Sun Football 365 (player has called Arteta) 2
29 Savio Right Wing Troyes TBR 1
30 Xavi Simons Forward PSV Hard Tackle   TBR – it’s happening. Mirror 3
31 Dominik Szoboszla Attacking midfield RB Leipzig Daily Canon 1
32 Youri Tielemans Midfield Leicester City HITC Telegraph 2
Update Jurrien Timber Defender Ajax FFC ESPN Caught Offside FoLo TBR  AFC have advantage (Sports Bible) Give me Sport 7
34 Dusan Vlahovic Forward Juventus €80m  Calciomercatoweb,Telegraph 2
35 Nico Williams Forward Athletic Bilbao TBR 1
36 Wilfried Zaha Wing Crystal Palace Football 365 1


And the 22 players that are said to be leaving Arsenal.

No Player To Notes
1 Balogun Crystal Palace TBR  Just Arsenal
2 Gabriel PSG PSG Talk. Hard Tackle
3 Okonkwo or Hein ? FoLo; one of the keepers will go
4 Kaleel Green
5 Joel Ideho
6 Jorginho AC Milan or Napoli Sportsmole
7 George Lewis
8 Ainsley Maitland Niles
9 Marquinhos Going on loan TBR
10 Nketiah West Ham Hammers News   He’s worried about his future (Just Arsenal).  Questioning his future (Metro) and Mirror
11 Martin Odegaard PSG FoLo
NEW Mazeed Ogungbo Barrow Transfer confirmed for 20 year old  FL World
13 Okonkwo or Hein ? FoLo; one of the keepers will go
Update Thomas Partey Two undisclosed Serie A clubs Just Arsenal  Just Arsenal (again)
15  Pépé ??? TBR  TeamTalk: AFC may terminate contract
16 Tino Quamina
17 Emile Smith Rowe WHU HITC
18 Mathaeus Roberts
19 Matt Smith
20 Tom Smith
Update Tierney Newcastle, Celtic Mirror And Mirror again   TBR  Newcastle World. TeamTalk  Not going anywhere
22 Xhaka ?? FoLo

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