By Sir Hardly Anyone
Of those who stayed behind we can see who is likely to leave and who not – but even here the media seems to be rather sleepy, virtually unable to make up anything relating to a variety of non-core players. Perez has had a couple of rumours, but that has gone quiet, while Campbell has only had one vague rumour thrown his way – which is not to say I want him out, but rather, in the past, he would have been subject to a dozen offers by now. According to the media.
So what’s going on? Are the media asleep? Are journalists drunk? Has everyone had an imagination by-pass?
We don’t know but we do have 26 players now being rumoured to be leaving (and that is counting Alexis as just one player despite having more rumours than everyone else put together).
Here’s the OUT INDEX.
|New||Akpom||His loan to Brighton was not a success after a long injury spell so it seems the club are looking to try another loan to regain his pre-injury sparkle|
|2a||Alexis||Man C||Guardiola making £50m offer his summer priority. £50m. Talk Sprout says it is done. Mirror says he is finalising.|
|2b||Alexis||Chelsea||Will play out contract and go on a free to Chelsea.|
|2c||Alexis||Man U||Has already agreed deal|
|2d||Alexis||Nowhere||Mr Wenger has said “he is staying”|
|New||Alexis||???||Anyone can have him for £80m|
|New||Takuma Asano||Stuggart||He’s staying put as there is no work permit yet.|
|Update||Krystian Bielik||Birmingham||City keen to extend loan for another year. Norwich keen. Also Nottm Forest. Could go to Leeds – but he has gone on the Ozzie tour so if he goes out it presumably will only be on loan. And we might need him for the first couple of weeks.|
|Update||Bellerin||Barcelona||Barce will sign him; no, he is happy to stay. No Barce are getting him on a cut price deal (details of which are unclear). He’s bought a house in Barcelona. Latest: he has asked for a transfer and Arsenal has refused. Latest, Barcelona have given up and are looking elsewhere.|
|6||Campbell||Fenerbahce||Currently in talks to sign. No its Greece. Easy mistake.|
|New||Chambers||Newcastle||Or it could be Everton. There seems some uncertainty|
|New||Crowley||Willem II||News reports say this transfer is going through and that he is about to be presented to reporters.|
|9||Francis Coquelin||Valencia||This story has been going on and on and on and…|
|New||Debuchy||Newcastle||Being made available on a free.|
|New||Gibbs||Hasn’t gone on the summer tour suggesting he is leaving. Watford don’t like the price so the suggestion is, AFC have cut it in half.|
|12a||Olivier Giroud||Marseille||He wants to play more games.|
|12b||Giroud||West Ham||They really want him as they need more pace!|
|New||Giroud||Wenger wants to keep him hence the new contract signed earlier|
|New||Giroud||Everton||Despite already signing over 50 players this summer, Everton want Giroud as well. “We’ll see who we’ve got when the window closes and pick a team from that” said A Spokesman.|
|Update||Jenkinson||Newcastle||Just promoted, need players, but no real noise concerning his move. He did not go to Australia.|
|15||Koscielny||Marseille||He’s just had enough|
|New||Matt Macey||He didn’t go to Oz, but will be too old to be the 4th keeper in the club next season (the 4th normally being an under 21), unless both the club and he are ready for that change in the process.|
|NEW||Savvas Mourgos||No details but he has been released.|
|18||Ospina||Fenerbahce||Some are just saying “to Turkey”|
|Update||Oxlade Chamb||Liverpool!||They have offered £40m and made it a priority, no its Chelsea; either way the player is angry and wants to go. He’s “stultified” and needs to “flourish”. But Wenger has made it clear he is central to the club’s plan for this coming season|
|20||Özil||Real Mad||They realise they should have kept him. Mr Wenger says, he is staying. He’s on the Ozzie tour so seems to be staying.|
|21||Lucas Perez||PSG||He’s an “outcast” according to “reports”. He didn’t go to Oz, but it is said that the proposed deal in Spain has broken down.|
|Update||Santi Caz||Not so much that he is going but that Arsenal must send him packing – until suddenly he posted pics of himself in the gym and said he was doing double training. Surely those early stories about “never play again” can’t just have been made up can they?|
|Update||Wojciech Szczesny||Napoli||Every newspaper seems to have this one. He doesn’t want to be here. Yes he does, the club doesn’t want him. He has not gone to Australia suggesting he is staying in Italy.|
|25||Nathan Tella||Southampton||Deal done and completed – he was released|
|Update||Theo Walcott||West Ham||Ray Wilkins says he must leave to protect his career. Daily Star says he is going to West Ham.|
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