By Tony Attwood
Maybe I blinked and missed it, or maybe its all been called off because of a dodgy medical, but the big Arsenal transfer, seems to have stopped.
Instead we have…
Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Real Madrid to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal to fund Raheem Sterling move
That’s the big news.
But when previously I read in the Telegraph, I found…
Gabriel Paulista done …
I really thought I would start reading about him on Arsenal.com. But it seems to have stopped dead. The BBC has
“Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has joined Spanish club Villarreal on loan for the rest of the season. The 22-year-old’s move is part of the deal that will see defender Gabriel Paulista move to the Premier League club for £15m, according to Villarreal.”
I mean Millwall, Mansfield Town and Crawley Town have each signed seven players so far. So where is he?
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“Arsenal plan to follow up the signing of Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal by adding Italian defender Daniele Rugani, 20, from Empoli.” Thats Talk Sprout. And that’s about it.
But perhaps the biggest news is that Sky Sports News won’t bring us the sex toys show any more on transfer window slamming shut night.
In the last window’s end we had a dildo being pushed in a journalist’s ear at Everton (they do that sort of thing in Liverpool) and a blow up doll at Crystal Palace (ditto south London) as local fans chanted “Sky Sports – killing our game since 1992”.
Simon Brodkin turned up in character as Jason Bent, saying he had signed for QPR in order to play in the Championship next season. Although perhaps he should have said “the conference”.
According to The Telegraph, Sky Sports News HQ will pre-record segments that break the latest rumours and done deals, instead of reporting live.