155 transfer reports; 44 players incoming; 22 leaving and 1 spotted at the airport





By Sir Hardly Anyone.

Yes it has been a long old time since any scribbler dropped into the depths of spotting a player at an airport (often an unnamed airport) and from that decided that he wasn’t nipping off to meet his girlfriend’s mother, but was actually coming to Arsenal, or indeed doing somewhere else.  But we have one this week: Spotted at the Airport was Declan Rice Congrats to SportsBible for breathing new life into our oldest of favourites.

Anyway here are the 44 players Arsenal are reported as signing this summer…

  • 8 New incoming
  • 5 Updates


No Player Position From  Sources No of reports
1 Ilias Akhomach Forward Barcelona Football Express 1
NEW Julian Alvarez Forward Man City FFC  The Top Flight 2
3 Marco Asensio Right wing Real Madrid Metro, HITC 2
4 Nicolò Barella Midfield Inter Milan An alternative to Rice FFC and again HITC 3
5 Harvey Barnes Winger Leicester FoLo 1
6 Sacha Boey. Defender Galatasaray HITC  GMS 2
NEW Bitello Midfield Grêmio SportWitness 1
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  GMS 11
9 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
10 Timothy Castagne Right back Leicester City Leicester having a fire sale  Modest price 2
11 Federico Chiesa Forward Juventus TBR 1
Update Moussa Diaby Winger Bayer Leverkusen Football Talk  Arsenal in the lead  Team Talk.  No its Villa (Hitc) and Birmingham World   F365  TBR 7
NEW Ivan Fresneda Defender Valladolid. FFC 1
NEW Jeremie Frimpong Right back Bayer Leverkusen London World 1
15 Serge Gnabry Midfield Bayern Munich FoLo 1
16  Wilfried Gnonto Winger Leeds FoLo 1
17 Arda Guler Forward Fenerbahce Football Fan Cast 1
18 Ilkay Gundogan Midfield Manchester City Evening Standard   GivemeSport  Hard Tackle TBR TBR (2) Telegraph 7
19 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
20 Goncalo Iancio Centre half Sporting Lisbon Metro F365 Metro (again) 3
21 Brennan Johnson Wing Nottingham Forest HITC 1
22 N’Golo Kante Defensive midfield Chelsea Telegraph 1
Update Romeo Lavia Defensive midfield Southampton TBR Arseblog Team Talk FFC The Top Flight  Deal done (Just Arsenal News) TBR   Going to Liverpool but prefers Arsenal (Team Talk) Arsenal Station  9
24 Maddison Attacking midfield Leicester Mirror 1
Update Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Midfield Lazio Goal.  Maybe Saudi bound (HITC) 2
26 Mason Mount Midfield Chelsea Telegraph 1
NEW Kylian Mbappe Forward PSG TBR, Team Talk   £100m fee (TBR) 3
28 Ethan Nwaneri Attacking midfield EPLIndex (He played v Brentford aged 15) 1
29 Amadou Onana Defensive midfield Everton Telegraph 1
30 Benjamin Pavard Defender  Bayern Munich FFC 1
31 Adrian Rabiot Midfield Juventus Sports Mole – no its Man U or Newcastle (Caught offside) 3
32 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 C.  Not Arsenal  Mailonline Going to AFC (TBR).  WHU Unhappy (Le Grove) 22
33 Alexis Sanchez Forward Marseille The Sun Football 365 (player has called Arteta) 2
34 Savio Right Wing Troyes TBR 1
35 Xavi Simons Forward PSV Hard Tackle   TBR – it’s happening. Mirror 3
36 Dominik Szoboszla Attacking midfield RB Leipzig Daily Canon 1
NEW Mehdi Taremi Striker Porto HITC 1
38 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  Sports Mole 8
40 Dusan Vlahovic Forward Juventus €80m  Calciomercatoweb,Telegraph 2
NEW Elye Wahi Forward Montpellier Caught Offside; Sport Witness Express 3
NEW Kyle Walker Right back Man City Football Fancast The Top Flight 2
43 Nico Williams Forward Athletic Bilbao TBR 1
44 Wilfried Zaha Wing Crystal Palace Football 365 1


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

3 updates, but no new names.   Are all the fantasy journalists asleep at the wheel?

No Player To Notes
Update Balogun Crystal Palace, Chelsea TBR  Just ArsenalFoLo  FoLo again (to Leipzig).  And again!
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
12 Mazeed Ogungbo Barrow Transfer confirmed for 20 year old  FL World
13 Okonkwo or Hein ? FoLo; one of the keepers will go
14 Thomas Partey Two undisclosed Serie A clubs Just Arsenal  Just Arsenal (again)
15  Pépé ??? TBR  TeamTalk: AFC may terminate contract
16 Tino Quamina
Update Emile Smith Rowe WHU HITC  Not leaving: (Teamtalk)
18 Mathaeus Roberts
19 Matt Smith
20 Tom Smith
Update Tierney Newcastle, Celtic Mirror And Mirror again   TBR  Newcastle World. TeamTalk  Not going anywhere.  TBR  FFC (to Newcastle)
22 Xhaka He’s gone FoLo

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