The 64 players who have been tipped to be coming to Arsenal in this summer’s window

By Sir Hardly Anyone

The news that is being splashed around is that Arteta will get the Arsenal manager job and will invite Santi Cazorla to be his assistant.

Meanwhile the ever knowledgeable Arsenal Youth website gives us a list of the youngsters likely to be let go.  These includes

  • Aaron Eyoma
  • Chiori Johnson,
  • Jay Beckford
  • Josh Benson
  • Ryan Huddart
  • Tafari Moore,
  • Julio Pleguezuelo,
  • Marc Bola

A separate list of “possibilities to depart” include  Alex Crean, Yassin Fortune and Gedion Zelalem

Here’s the updated list of all the players tipped to join us this summer.  Remember for the past two summers the accuracy level of the list has been 3 out of around 110.   We have 64 so far before the window opens, but of course matters have been closed down because of the change of manager.

If you have spotted any more please do write in and say, giving the source, and where the player is said to be coming from.  We have three new players on this list this time, all cunningly marked NEW in the number column on the left.

No. Player From Source Information
 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 also keen.
 3 Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus Real Sociedad Football London Mainly right back can also play on the wing
 4 Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen Talk Sprout; Football London Cost £100m, he’s a winger or a midfielder who gives assists.  Chelsea more likely
 5 Jack Butland Stoke The Sun, 101 Great Goals Liverpool also after this keeper
 6 Karim Benzema Real Mad EPR Scouts, Football Transfer Tavern, Diario Gol, Deal agreed £35m.  No €60 million,
 7 Emre Can Liverpool Fourth Official Liverpool won’t give him an extension
 8 Jasper Cillessen Barcelona Mundo Deportivo, Daily Cannon A keeper.
 9 Doucoured Watford Football London Play next to Ramsey to bring “much needed brawn and steel to a weak midfield.”
 10 Ousmane Dembele Barcelona (joined from Dortmund for £96m) Express, Don Balon, Arsenal News, Gunnersphere, Telefoot Swap deal with Bellerin even though we don’t need any more forwards and he is injury prone, but is a friend of Aub’s. Says he’s not moving
 11 Kerem Demirbay Hoffenheim TalkSport. Liga Financial, Star, AFC Fever Midfielder, AFC price agreed, Liverpool want him. Price agreed
 12 Leander Dendoncker Anderlecht Fourth Official Defensive midfield, creative midfield…
 13 Abdoulaye Doucoure Watford Hertfordshire Mercury Goalkeeper.  Watford want to keep him. Tots want him
 14 Johnny Evans WBA Daily Mirror, Football London He’s the key man we need. £3m from WBA if they go down
 15 Nabil Fekir Olympique Lyonnais Mail Arsenal’s number 1 target; attacking midfield
 16 Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig Sportwitness and Calcio Mercato A replacement for Alexis Sanchez
 17 Fred Shakhtar Gibfootballshow Arsenal to get him for £30m
 18 Willem Geubbels Lyon Football London 16 years old forward, Barce, Leipzig and Chelsea also want him
 19 Alex Grimaldo Benfica Read Arsenal Left back. Man U, PSG & Monaco fancy him
 20 Goncalo Guedes PSG Liga Financial PSG must sell because of FFP, Arsenal have announced interest
 21 Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen Metro, Mail, Tribal Football AFC and Liverpool want him.  Midfielder; B,L’s youngest ever player
 22 Dean Henderson Man U; Shrewsbury Mirror, Football London Wants to leave to get 1st team football.  He’s a keeper
 23 Ahmed Hegazi West Brom Transfer Tavern Defender
 24 Lorenzo Insigne. Napoli  Football fancast An attacker, aged 26, Italian international
 25 Jakub Jankto Udinese Teamtalk It’s either Arsenal or AC Milan
 26 Jorginho Napoli Hot Stepanovs Faster and smaller than Xhaka
 27 Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli Daily Mirror, Gunnersphere, Guardian, Corriere Dello Sport, Tribal Football Centre back; top priority, Chelsea, Man C and Liverpool want him
 28 Layvin Kurzawa PSG Sportsmole, the Week, To replace Bellerin
 29 Alban Lafont Toulouse Arsenal Mania, Daily Canon Goalkeeper, Boyhood supporter of Arsenal.  “Set to leave”.  But he’s only 19.
 30 Thomas Lemar Monaco ArsenalNewsHQ; Mirror; TalkSport. Star, Different League Deal confirmed; has rejected a new contract. All go!!!  Or he has “become available”
 31 Matthias De Ligt Ajax Football London, Mirror Centre back; Tots and Man C also want him.  Has handed in a transfer request
32 Bernd Leno Bayer Leverkusen Football London, Daily Express, Bild A keeper available for just £22m.  The story has popped up again after a month of silence.
 33 Diogo Leite Porto A Bola (which is a Portuguese “outlet” not a virulent disease; Guardian Centre back
 34 Lozano PSV Sport 360, Arsenal mania Winger who can cut inside
 Update James Maddison Norwich Mirror, Sport Review, Birmingham Mail says it is about to happen Midfield playmaker; Tottenham, Everton, Brighton Southampton & Man C also want him
 36 Harry Maguire Leicester Sky Sports Centre half.  Man U also want him.
 37 Malcolm Bordeaux FootballBible, Sport Review, Gunnerspheree, Football London Winger; everyone is interested; he says he goes in the summer.  But might go to China.  No will play in a 3 man line behind the number 9.
 38 Joao Mario Inter on loan at WHU Fourth Official Midfield, and said to love London
 39 Lautaro Martinez  Racing Club de Avellaneda Gunnersphere Striker.  Inter have offered €20million
 40 Anthony Martial Man U Sun, 4th Official Signed by United from AC Monaco in 2015, the £75.7m
 41 Max Meyer Schalke 04. Football London, Daily Canon, Guardian, Talk Sport, Express.  Contract ends this season Attacking midfield or playmaker. Liverpool battling with Arsenal  New Santi Cazorla
 42 Keylor Navas Real Madrid Don Ballon, HITC, A goalkeeper looking for work.  He’s 31
 43 Robert Navarro Barcelona Daily Mail He’s 15 and plans to leave on his 16th birthday
 44 Wilfred Ndidi Leicester Mad About PL, Goonertalk, African Football, Sun Midfielder, Man U want him too
 45 Saul Niguez At Madrid Mirror, Arsenal Station £130m will get him.  Midfielder
 46 Abulkadir Omur Trabzonspor Turkish football says Ozil recommends him Central midfield
 47 Oguzhan Ozyakup Besiktas Mail.  Football London says Wenger obsessed the transfer Arsenal to bring back their ex-player at the end of his contract
 48 Pablo Moreno Barcelona Mundo Deportivo He’s 15 and his contract runs out at the end of the season
 49 Jan Oblak Atletico Mad FootballBible; Gibfootballshow Goalkeeper also wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool.  100m euros.
 50 Panagiotis Retsos Bayer Leverkusen Goal, 4th official Greek South African defender
Update Sokratis Papastathopoulos Borussia Dortmund Birmingham Live, Gazzetta dello Sport, Football London, Evening Standard, Read Arsenal Man U, Junventus, Chelsea interested in 29 year old defender.  Arsenal now favourites
 52 Richarlison Watford EPL Scouts, 4th Official Forward, Chels & Tots also; Arsenal miss out & Arsenal to hijack deal, both on same site!!!
 53 Daniele Rugani Juventus Whoscored Defender.  Agent confirms
NEW Jean-Michael Seri Nice Mentioned on  From the Mirror and Metro Midfielder but Arsenal have been too slow and Chelsea have got him, just as they lost out last window.
 55 Andre Silva Milan Mad about EPL Attacking midfield “sensation” but failed to show his attributes this year.  Wolverhampton also interested.
 56 Chris Smalling Man U Daily Canon, Sport 360, Daily Star, Guardian £25m will get him
Update Caglar Soyuncu Freiburg Football Whispers, Arsenal Station, Sky Sports, Telegraph Central midfield.  Liverpool, Man C, Dortmund “in race”
NEW Cengiz Ünder Roma Tuttomercato; he’s a goalscoring winger £26m offered £40m demanded
 59 Timo Werner Leipzig Arsenal mania, Sun 21 year old who has scored a multitude of goals
 60 Ben Wilmot Stevenage Sportsmole, Gunnersphere. The 72 18 year old played a dozen or so games.  Totts also interested. Price is £2m
 61 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Liga Financial Arsenal making a bid of £25m
NEW Cristian Zapata Milan Giants Football News Defender
 63 Piotr Zielinski Napoli The Mirror Midfielder: “An essential signing”
 64 Andrija Zivkovic Benfica Football Facts, The Record, EatSleepSportArsenalStation, Telegraph, Giants, Tribal Football, Sport Witness 21 year old striker. Man U also want him  Price is £52m





7 Replies to “The 64 players who have been tipped to be coming to Arsenal in this summer’s window”

  1. For me talking about the options available as the new manager and Ways you feel he’ll change the squads style of play as well as personnel is better than giving a list of players linked at this point in time. Let’s face it, every top European team has lots and lots of players linked with them each transfer window, not just Arsenal. Just feel talking about the Elephant in the room regarding Arsenal is better though.
    Just an opinion

  2. Mikel Arteta who with no managerial experience as a substantive first team squad manager, but save for the 2 seasons spell he has had as the 2nd assistant manager to the Man City’s subtantive manager, Pep Guardiola for just 2 seasons running is making me to wonder what coaching credentials and experience has Mikel Arteta that has the Arsenal board considering to appoint him as the new Gunners boss. And not only that, Santi Cazorla who I believe has no any forehand assistant manager experience nor has he any coaching badges. But is now being mooted as the likely person that will be appointed as Mikel Arteta direct assistant if he gets the Arsenal’s manager job. Such an appointment that will see Cazorla appointed as the Arsenal assistant manager thought indeeed.

    Nevertheless, since appointing a first team squad manager at a top club side like for the giants club side the Arsenal FC by the AFC board is a serious business appointment gamble. Just like the signing of a player is which after signing him, the signing of him could payof handsomely or minimally or will not all. Therefore, I cannot place my hand on my chest to beat it with total confidence and say, if Arteta becomes the next Gunners manager with Carzola as his assistant, their appointments will be a failure at Arsenal. For, being a former first team captain under whose captaincy the team didn’t win the PL nor the CL Title, and with no any previous first team squad substantive managerial experience after he has retired from playing does not imply Arteta cannot manage the Gunners successfully with Cazorla as his deputy if they are appointed to the roles. This is so because first team managerial success at the top level of the game could be Arteta’s and Cazorla’s talented strong points which we don’t know nor can we tell than when they were playing as successful players at Arsenal but which saw the duo with limited Title win success at the club.

    In my humble say, the incoming and outgoing summer players transfer at Arsenal should earnestly begins now in my opinion even before the appointment of the new Arsenal manager is announced and before the football World Cup kickoff. So that Arsenal would have concluded most of their key signings if not all of them and avoid being hampered in signing the player or players they want due to hyper inflation sign on fee payable in the transfer market that is likely to happen after the World Cup. And besides, under Monsieur Wenger, Arsenal does sign early in the summer before even the summer window is open. Or don’t they? I think the signings of Xhaka and Kolasinac were concluded early at different summer before the windows are opened during the time they were signed. So, if AFC will make this early signing before the window is open a tradition of theirs, I will not be surprised if Arsenal announce the signingn of one top quality player before the summer widow opens. Though I think the window will open early this summer maybe next tomorrow because of the staging of the World Cup this summer. But notwithstanding, Arsenal should try to conclude early their incoming business signings this summer.

  3. What a terrible squad: they will be lucky to make it out of the group. No Lallana or Wilshere, or Shelvey oh so no creativity then.
    How do you take Ruben over Wilfred, the cheek. If have preferred Redmond even.

    Danny got in, so perfect for The Arsenal.

    Jones over Stalling?

    It’s like he let the sun run a poll based on tabloid propaganda. He’s a decent qualification boss, but they should have given Harry Houdini the job when they could. Wiley old fox for all his faults.

    Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope

    Defenders: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ashley Young, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Kieran Trippier

    Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fabian Delph

    Forwards: Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck

    Standby: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana

  4. I know Chiori has had a number of trials with other clubs since January. I hope he makes a go of things somewhere – ultimately not Arsenal first team quality. A rarity in the Arsenal Academy – a full back who likes defending.

    Off topic, half time in our Women’s penultimate match and they have a 2-0 lead away at Sunderland. Goals by Kim Little and Beth Mead (who joined us from Sunderland at the start of the season).

    Unfortunately Man City are also beating Yeovil Town, although they only scored in the 44th minute. As Yeovil haven’t yet scored a goal this season it looks like City will go to the last games on Sunday still ahead of us by one point.

  5. Well 3-0 someone is going to be having nightmares about that early miss.

    They are good at what they do, but the gamesmanship is disgusting.

    Isn’t Antoine clinical, Barcelona are after a real gem. They are coming again. Will they have the manager to match?

    France; did they just lose another player, tears look like it.

    All this anti football is depressing.

    Another day of good fortune and blessings and I will be a very happy guy.

    I’ll be at almost nothing can stop me level.

    Insha Allah as they say.

    Next up the FA Cup final.

    Man imagine you go for the quad, better have that much maligned strength in depth.

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