By Sir Hardly Anyone
1: Aubameyang: not all plain sailing
Aubameyang CONFIRMS On Twitter He Is Coming To Arsenal says ArsenalInsidernews.com and of course we all know that if it is on Twitter it is true because they have absolutely stopped people putting up fake accounts.
But even if suspicious of Twitter we can be assured from “Confirmed by Dortmund: Aubameyang on his way to London to sign for Arsenal” from Arsenal News HQ.
And if that were not enough “African star agreed£183,000-a-week contract with Arsenal” is in offsidefootball.com
And even Sky Sports who of course are always right, revealed that “Arsenal have finalised personal articles with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before of his suggested switch to the Emirates this month.”
So that seems to be pretty much that except that not everyone agrees.
For we also have the headline “Surprise twist in Arsenal’s move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang” from 101greatgoals which tells us that “In a surprise update last month, though, both Aubameyang and Borussia Dortmund confirmed that the African hitman had extended his deal at the Westfalenstadion until 2021.”
But they are out on their own as Giants Football News tells us that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal is as good as done.
And that fountain of all truth the Daily Mail, sponsors of a particularly nasty little blog themselves, tell us “Arsenal Confident Of Securing Deal For£53m Star After Submitting Mega Bid” At least Arsenal Football Talk tell us that is what the Mail says. I won’t look at it myself.
The Daily Star, however is on the negative of all this saying “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang unhappy with Arsenal, wants swift Dortmund exit.” Although they seem to have confused themselves because the article goes on to say that the player is happy to go to Arsenal but unhappy with his current club for holding up negotiations. Pesky things these headlines. But I am sure Guillem Balague knew what he was saying before the Star got hold of it.
Arsenal News HQ have another Daily Mail story which “confirms Giroud-Aubameyang shock swap deal” However I can’t read it because my computer thinks there is a virus there. That doesn’t mean there is but the level of threat protection we have is quite high for obvious reasons, so it might be a false positive. Not suggesting the blogger has got a virus. Oh no. Not at all. On the other hand they have another story about a third signing ready to roll but again we can’t see it. Must be my laptop.
Thankfully this one is simple. Here is the headline. “Done deal: Arsenal agree deal for£42m attacker wanted by Mourinho – Not Aubameyang” That is in Giants Football News
Rather like a nasty rash this story just won’t go away. “Welcome to Arsenal’,’It’s official’… Gunners fans think 26-year-old attacker has signed” That highly misleading and odd headline is from FootballFanCast.com and they explain…
“Reported Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez was in attendance at the Emirates Stadium as the north London outfit beat Chelsea 2-1 – and by the same scoreline on aggregate – to advance to the EFL Cup final, and Gunners fans are confident that they are signing the 26-year-old.
“The Algeria international was in a box with Foxes teammate Islam Slimani according to the latter’s story on his official Instagram account, and the winger was spotted leaving the stadium afterwards according to @ArsenalFanTV.”
Ah “spotted at the stadium” and “ArsenalFanTV” – a perfect combination for truth, reality and calm and considerate contemplation.
Deal On: Club’s president in London to sign Arsenal’s£100,000-a-week star
Eplscouts.com are running this one but they are pretty much on their own.
5: Abdou Diallo
Better than Evans? Arsenal close in on €8m deal for tough-tackling CB
Again we are in the in the field of “Giants Football News” who are clearly aiming to make a bit of a splash somewhere.
6: It’s a secret
Arsenal close to signing Real Madrid star, as striker begins house-hunting – takes us to an adverrts for a Swiss army knife. ArsenalFever.com is the site seeming to have the problem (but again it could be something we picked up although I hope not) but either way I can’t take this one much further. Or maybe the bloggetta was searching for a Swiss Army Knife.
7: Lucas Moura
“Unai Emery hands Gunners huge boost ahead of potential £35m swoop” says the Star adding “PSG boss Unai Emery has told Lucas Moura to find a new club if he wants to pay regular football for the rest of the season.”
And that is a quick roundup of the gibberish pouring forth this morning. You pays yer money… as they say – although not at my club where one would be ejected for speaking in such common parlance.
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