By Sir Hardly Anyone.
Of course on the day when we have the headline that “Greek football match stopped after team owner invades pitch with a gun” things seem to get a bit fuzzy. OK I don’t go to matches in Greece, but even so. This is getting a bit unnerving. First West Ham after the most successful migration in the history of the universe have fans threatening their glorious benefactors and now an owner enters the fray, armed. Well!
But at least some things run to plan, as the fact that with Arsenal having won two matches in a row, the bloggettas ande their paymasters have retreated to Option 1 – all the transfers that Arsenal ought to make but will be too stupid or slow to make, combined with a few that they are absolutely, certainly most definitively going to make.
And yes we are up to 44 players who are all ready to reject Arsenal because of their rubbish supporters.
Among the nonsense we have Arsenal fans (that is apparently all of them since the writer fails to say “Some”, demanding Iwobi should be dropped and sold at once (Football Fan Cast)
Empty seats means Arsenal have gone beyond the point of no return (The Statesman). Not quite sure who is not returning – if it is the absentee fans then that might be a good thing as I know quite a few people who would be delighted to leap up the season ticket waiting list, or move from red to silver membership.
There’s a huge injury concern relating to Mustafi – but we knew that (Arsenal Fever).
|1||Yacine Adli||PSG||Sport Review. Talk Sport says the deal is certainly on for a mere £250,000. Mirror says it is for sure.||Barcelona Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Juventus want him. He’s a wonderkid.|
|2||Marco Asensio||Real Madrid||Guardian||Liverpool will pay up to £131m, Chelsea and Arsenal are also keen.|
|3||Leon Bailey||Bayer Leverkusen||Talk Sprout; Football London||Cost £100m, he’s a winger or a midfielder who gives assists. Chelsea more likely|
|4||Jack Butland||Stoke||The Sun, 101 Great Goals||Liverpool also after this keeper|
|Update||Karim Benzema||Real Mad||EPR Scouts, Football Transfer Tavern, Diario Gol, Guardian (a year ago) Daily Star (6 months ago)||Deal agreed £35m. No €60 million, Actually we signed him in Jan according to si.com|
|7||Emre Can||Liverpool||Fourth Official||Liverpool won’t give him an extension|
|8||Jasper Cillessen||Barcelona||Mundo Deportivo, Daily Cannon||A keeper.|
|9||Kerem Demirbay||Hoffenheim||TalkSport. Liga Financial, Star, AFC Fever||Midfielder, AFC price agreed, Liverpool want him. Price agreed|
|10||Leander Dendoncker||Anderlecht||Fourth Official||Defensive midfield, creative midfield…|
|11||Abdoulaye Doucoure||Watford||Hertfordshire Mercury||Goalkeeper. Watford want to keep him. Tots want him|
|New||Mohamed Elyounoussi||Basel||ESPN||Norwary international forward|
|12||Johnny Evans||WBA||Daily Mirror||He’s the key man we need|
|13||Nabil Fekir||Olympique Lyonnais||Arsenal’s number 1 target; attacking midfield|
|14||Fred||Shakhtar||Gibfootballshow||Arsenal to get him for £30m|
|15||Willem Geubbels||Lyon||Football London||16 years old forward, Barce, Leipzig and Chelsea also want him|
|NEW||Jose Gimenez||Atletico Madrid||Mirror||They want Laurent Koscielny in return|
|17||Goncalo Guedes||PSG||Liga Financial||PSG must sell because of FFP, Arsenal have announced interest|
|18||Lorenzo Insigne.||Napoli||CalcioMercato.it. Football fancast||An attacker, aged 26, Italian international|
|Update||Jakub Jankto||Udinese||Teamtalk. Metro says the agent is definately talking to Arsenal||It’s either Arsenal or AC Milan|
|Update||Jorginho||Napoli||Hot Stepanovs, Fourth Official, Express||Faster and smaller than Xhaka. But we don’t think Napoli would sell|
|NEW||Geoffrey Kondogbia||Valencia on loan from Inter||FC Inter News, Sports Witness||Was going to Totts|
|22||Kalidou Koulibaly||Napoli||Daily Mirror, Guardian||Centre back; top priority|
|23||Alban Lafont||Toulouse||Arsenal Mania||Goalkeeper, Boyhood supporter or Arsenal|
|24||Thomas Lemar||Monaco||ArsenalNewsHQ; Mirror; TalkSport. Star||Deal confirmed; has rejected a new contract. All go!!! But Man C have got interested|
|25||Lozano||PSV||Sport 360, Arsenal mania||Winger who can cut inside|
|26||Harry Maguire||Leicester||Sky Sports||Centre half. Man U also want him.|
|27||Malcolm||Bordeaux||FootballBible, Sport Review, Gunnerspheree||Winger; everyone is interested; he says he goes in the summer. But might go to China|
|NEW||Joao Mario||Inter on loan at WHU||Fourth Official||Midfield, and said to love London|
|29||Lautaro Martinez||Racing Club de Avellaneda||Gunnersphere||Striker. Inter have offered €20million|
|30||Max Meyer||Schalke 04.||Football London, The Guardian, Talk Sport, Express. Contract ends this sesason||Attacking midfield or playmaker. Liverpool battling with Arsenal|
|NEW||Abulkadir Omur||Trabzonspor||Turkish football says Ozil recommends him||Central midfield|
|32||Oguzhan Ozyakup||Besiktas||Mail. Football London says Wenger obsessed the transfer||Arsenal to bring back their ex-player at the end of his contract|
|33||Pablo Moreno||Barcelona||Mundo Deportivo||He’s 15 and his contract runs out at the end of the season|
|34||Jan Oblak||Atletico Mad||FootballBible; Gibfootballshow||Goalkeeper also wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool. 100m euros.|
|NEW||Andrea Pinamonti||AC Milan||Sportskeeda; 4th Official||19 year old sensational striker.|
|36||Richarlison||Watford||EPL Scouts||Midfield, Chels & Tots also; Arsenal miss out & Arsenal to hijack deal, both on same site!!!|
|37||Daniele Rugani||Juventus||Whoscored||Defender. Agent confirms|
|NEW||Andre Silva||AC Milan||4th Official||Striker, Monaco want him (that’s a “huge blow”) but Arsenal have made a serious offer|
|39||Chris Smalling||Man U||Daily Canon, Sport 360, Daily Star, Guardian||£25m will get him|
|NEW||Luan Vieira||Gremino||Star.||Liverpool and Tots want him. Played for Brazil twice|
|41||Timo Werner||Leipzig||Arsenal mania, Sun||21 year old who has scored a multitude of goals|
|42||Ben Wilmot||Stevenage||Sportsmole||18 year old played a dozen or so games. Totts also interested|
|43||Wilfried Zaha||Crystal Palace||Liga Financial||Arsenal making a bid of £25m|
|44||Andrija Zivkovic||Benfica||Football Facts, The Record, EatSleepSports ArsenalStation, Telegraph, Giants, Tribal Football||21 year old striker. “AFC cannot but have been impressed.” Price is £52m|
Those who are leaving
|No||Player||Going To||Source||What’s the story|
|1||Bellering||Barcelona / Real Mad / Juventus||Star / Mirror / Bleachre||Star readers have a memory span of less than 1 minute. But we have “Bellering” (TM) Untold. The Guardian has him going to Madrid to escape Arsenal Fan TV. Or Barcelona. Mirror to Juve.|
|2||Krystian Bielik||Birmingham||Sky||He wants to reignite his career and is not happy at Walsall where he is on loan.|
|4||Holding||Burnley||Mail, Mirror, Sun||£15m|
|5||Lacazette||Arsenal Fever, Sun||Manu Petit says he will go.|
|6||Ramsey||Mail, Mirror, Star, Sun||Out of contract; and because of gross financial mismanagement AFC can’t afford him because of Ozil|
|7||Welbeck||Arsenal Mania||Leaving at end of season|
|Update||Wilshere||Liverpool, any one of 3 Italian clubs||Football London, Mirror||Wenger says how much he wants Jack to stay, but this doesn’t stop the suggestions that he his going. Arsenal Mania has him closing in on a new deal. Most say he is off to Liverpool or Man C. But no he’s off to Itlay.|
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