The 61 players Arsenal are buying and 25 being sold. Journalists seem to be slipping.




By Sir Hardly Anyone

In today’s tales from beyond the real world we have five players being newly reported as coming to Arsenal with seven who have been reported before, having new updates added by the excited media.

In terms of players leaving we have two new names and five updates.

Our survey takes in 232 reports of Arsenal wanting to buy players and 93 reports of players being sold.   The current totals are that Arsenal are intereseted in buying 61 players and selling 25 others. 

The “Arsenal buying” numbers are way down on the same time last summer, and since 97% of these stories are simply made up can only mean that journalists are spending far too much time drinking in the public houses rather than discussing new stories they can make up and share.   

It really isn’t good enough and marks a serious decline in the volume of fiction being generated by the media.  Here is the list of players Arsenal are said to be seeking to buy…


No Player Position From  Sources No of reports
1 Ilias Akhomach Forward Barcelona Football Express 1
2 Julian Alvarez Forward Man City FFC  The Top Flight 2
3 Sofyan Amrabat Midfield Fiorentina. FFC 1
4 Marco Asensio Right wing Real Madrid Metro, HITC 2
5 Nicolò Barella Midfield Inter Milan An alternative to Rice FFC and again HITC 3
6 Harvey Barnes Winger Leicester FoLo 1
7 Mika Biereth Striker TBR – will go on loan 1
8 Sacha Boey. Defender Galatasaray HITC  GMS FFC 3
9 Bitello Midfield Grêmio SportWitness, FFC 2
10 Emiliano Buendia Wing Aston Villa HITC 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  TBR  Sport Bible (2) 14
Update 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 TBR Giveme Sport.  Talks open 90 Min   TBR  HITC 12
13 Timothy Castagne Right back Leicester City Leicester having a fire sale  Modest price 2
14 Federico Chiesa Forward Juventus TBR 1
15 Axel Disasi Defender Monaco Express WeallfollowManchester Evening News 3
16 Moussa Diaby Winger Bayer Leverkusen Football Talk  Arsenal in the lead  Team Talk.  No its Villa (Hitc) and Birmingham World   F365  TBR FFC 8
NEW Ansu Fati Winger Barcelona FoLo 1
18 Ivan Fresneda Defender Valladolid. FFC FFC (again) 2
19 Jeremie Frimpong Right back Bayer Leverkusen London World 1
Update Ansu Fati Goalkeeper Barcelona 442   Football Talk 2
NEW Eric Garcia Defender Barcelona Fo.Lo 1
22 Serge Gnabry Midfield Bayern Munich FoLo 1
23  Wilfried Gnonto Winger Leeds FoLo 1
NEW Marc Guehi. Centre back Crystal Palace ChelseaChron London World  Teamtalk 3
25 Arda Guler Forward Fenerbahce Football Fan Cast 1
26 Ilkay Gundogan Midfield Manchester City Evening Standard   GivemeSport  Hard Tackle TBR TBR (2) Telegraph 7
27 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
28 Goncalo Iancio Centre half Sporting Lisbon Metro F365 Metro (again) 3
29 Brennan Johnson Wing Nottingham Forest HITC 1
30 N’Golo Kante Defensive midfield Chelsea Telegraph 1
Update Mohammed Kudus. Attacking midfield Ajax FoLo 4th Official  FFC  AFC not interested FoLo Metro 5
32 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Wing Napoli HITC  FoLo 2
33 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 TalkArsenal Station Teamtalk  Express  Team Talk (4th review) No its not on: Football League World  Just starting (Rousingthekop) Inside Futbol  GivemeSport  And GivemeSport again.  19
Update Douglas Luiz Midfield Aston villa HITC – Tottenham also want him.  And Liverpool (F365) 2
35 Maddison Attacking midfield Leicester Mirror 1
36 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Midfield Lazio Goal.  Maybe Saudi bound (HITC) 2
37 Mason Mount Midfield Chelsea Telegraph 1
38 Kylian Mbappe Forward PSG TBRTeam Talk   £100m fee (TBR).  A loan deal (EPL) 4
NEW Victor Nelsson Defender Galatasaray TBR 1
40 Ethan Nwaneri Attacking midfield EPLIndex (He played v Brentford aged 15) 1
41 Michael Olise Midfield Crystal Palace TBR, HITC FFC 3
42 Amadou Onana Defensive midfield Everton Telegraph 1
Update Benjamin Pavard Defender  Bayern Munich FFC   Teamtalk  Goonertalk  ManU news  Canon  Metro – Inter interested. Hard Tackle 7
44 Raphinha Forward Barcelona FFC 1
45 Adrian Rabiot Midfield Juventus Sports Mole – no its Man U or Newcastle (Caught offside) 3
46 David Raya Goal Brentford HITC, TBR, Arseblog  Mirror TeamTalk HITC (2) TBR (2) Last Word FFC FFC (2) “Deal close).  Done Deal Arsenal Station  Deal Done – FFC (3).  GoonerTalk 13
47 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
48 Alexis Sanchez Forward Marseille The Sun Football 365 (player has called Arteta) 2
49 Savio Right Wing Troyes TBR 1
NEW Mohamed Simakan Defender Leipzig TBR Canon 2
51 Xavi Simons Forward PSV Hard Tackle   TBR – it’s happening. Mirror  Caught offside – a loan deal.  Express  Caught offside 6
52 Dominik Szoboszla Attacking midfield RB Leipzig Daily Canon 1
53 Mehdi Taremi Striker Porto HITC 1
54 Khephren Thuram Midfield Inter TBR 1
55 Youri Tielemans Midfield Leicester City HITC Telegraph 2
56 Jurrien Timber Defender Ajax FFC ESPN Caught Offside FoLo TBR  AFC have advantage (Sports Bible) Give me Sport  Sports Mole   He signed (TBR) 9
57 Dusan Vlahovic Forward Juventus €80m  Calciomercatoweb,Telegraph 2
58 Elye Wahi Forward Montpellier Caught Offside; Sport Witness Express HITC, FFC 5
Update Kyle Walker-Peters Right back Man City Football Fancast The Top Flight  Football League World 3
60 Nico Williams Forward Athletic Bilbao TBR 1
61 Wilfried Zaha Wing Crystal Palace Football 365 1


And the 24 players that are said to be leaving Arsenal.

No Player To Notes No
1 Balogun Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Juventus, InterMilan TBR  Just Arsenal .  FoLo  FoLo again (to Leipzig).  And again!  TBR (again ) Metro  Culto (to Inter) F365 Get Football  Mail Online  EPL Index (to Inter) Chelsea Chron  Express Caught Offside  Goonertalk F365  Sport Witness, Last Word FoLo TBR (Inter) Caught Offside  FFC (its Inter) 23
Update Gabriel PSG, Saudi PSG Talk. Hard Tackle Mirror 3
3 Okonkwo or Hein ? FoLo; one of the keepers will go 1
Update Rob Holding Besiktas, Spain… First offer rejected: Mirror.  Express  TBR Arseblog Sports Mole  HITC  Not sure where (Team Talk) 7
5 Kaleel Green ? Arsenal youth 1
6 Joel Ideho Arsenal youth 1
7 Jorginho AC Milan or Napoli; Fenerbache Sportsmole, TBR 2
8 George Lewis Norwegian club Daily Canon 1
9 Albert Sambi Lokonga Burnley Hard Tackle, Caught Offside 2
10 Ainsley Maitland Niles Released Multiple reports 1
Update Marquinhos Going on loan – Nantes TBR  FoLo 2
12 Martinelli PSG To be “offloaded” in a deal to bring in Mbappe (FFC) 1
13 Nketiah West Ham Hammers News   He’s worried about his future (Just Arsenal).  Questioning his future (Metro) and Mirror   FoLo 4
14 Martin Odegaard PSG FoLo 1
15 Mazeed Ogungbo Barrow Transfer confirmed for 20 year old  FL World 1
16 Thomas Partey Juventus or other Serie A clubs or Saudi Just Arsenal  Just Arsenal (again)  Team Talk (to Saudi) Express  Team Talk (again).  Express (again) Hard Tackle 8
Update  Pépé Germany or Saudi Arabia TBR  TeamTalk: AFC may terminate contract.  Inside Futbol 3
NEW Emile Smith Rowe WHU HITC  Not leaving: (Teamtalk)  TBR: To Chelsea 3
19 Mathaeus Roberts Released Talk Sport 1
20 Matt Smith Released Arsenal youth 1
21 Tom Smith Released Gazette News 1
NEW Nuno Tavares Nottingham F Express  Just Arsenal 2
Update Tierney Newcastle, Celtic, Real Sociadad Mirror And Mirror again   TBR  Newcastle World. TeamTalk  Not going anywhere.  TBR  FFC (to Newcastle) To Celtic (Daily Record), Mirror (again) Football Scotland  4th Official (to Newcastle)  FoLo (to Newc)  To Celtic Teamtalk   WHU have clear run (Teamtalk)  Real Soc (TBR) 17
24 Matt Turner Nottm Forest Talksport CBS, TBR  Mail   It is agreed – Canon  5
25 Xhaka SOLD FoLo 1


One Reply to “The 61 players Arsenal are buying and 25 being sold. Journalists seem to be slipping.”

  1. Most of the fake news of Arsenal bidding over odds for rubish or ordinary players come from Anti Arsenal websites trying to get Arsenal to waste their money. //The same Anti Arsenal websites and journalists are fake newsing Arsenal by under pricing players that are to be sold, by stating the are only worth peanuts. //The intelligent Arsenal fans are doing what i do on newsnow, and that is using the drop down menu on the websites bullet headline and clicking “hide this website”. I only trust the Arsenal fan websites that you can place a comment on, without having to logon, like this website, that tells the truth. Keep up the good news.

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