EXCLUSIVE: The complete list of the 104 players Arsenal are said to be signing this summer.

By Sir Hardly Anyone

Last time around we passed the 100 mark with transfers.  And if previous seasons are anything to go by all the media will pile in one day ahead of the transfers that are actually happening, and then do the “As reported in the Daily Gibber” thing as if to suggest they really did have some sort of insight.

Meanwhile there was sad news yesterday with the report that Emmanuel Eboue has been arrested and taken to police station in north London.   Emmanuel has been reported as having some mental health issues and everyone at Untold wishes him a speedy solution to his troubles.

So here’s the list of mostly make-believe.

We have three new transfer names all starting with the letter G.  You don’t think that could just because the journalists are working their way through the “Boys Book of World Footballers” do you?   There are also 8 updates.

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.  All set to sign NOW (DZ)
2 Toby Alderweireld Tottenham Football London Man U interested.  FL urges urgent action
3 Marco Asensio  Real Madrid Guardian Liverpool will pay up to £131m, Chelsea also keen.
4 Álvaro OdriozolaArzallus Real Sociedad Football London Mainly right back can also play on the wing
5 Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen Talk Sprout; Football London Cost £100m, he’s a winger or a midfielder who gives assists.  Chelsea more likely
6 Mario Balotelli Nice Football London (who else?), Mirror, La Gazetta dello Sport “He’s rebuilt his reputation in France”
7 Ever Banega Sevilla Daily Star, 101 Great Goals, Estadio Deportivo and Sports Keeda, agent spotted.   €20 million release clause Argentine player, central midfield
8 Mehdi Benatia Juventus Sport Review.  He’s a 31 year old centre back.  The manager wants him. Dortmund are the rivals
9 Jack Butland Stoke The Sun, 101 Great Goals Liverpool also after this keeper
10 Karim Benzema Real Mad EPR Scouts, Football Transfer Tavern, Diario Gol, Deal agreed £35m.  No €60 million,
11 Emre Can Liverpool Fourth Official Liverpool won’t give him an extension
12 Matteo Cardinali Roma Tuttomercatoweb, Mirror, Express A 17 year old keeper.
13 Jasper Cillessen Barcelona Mundo Deportivo, Daily Cannon A keeper.
14 Doucoured Watford Football London Play next to Ramsey to bring “much needed brawn and steel to a weak midfield.”
UPDATE Ousmane Dembele Barcelona (joined from Dortmund for £96m) Express, Don Balon, Arsenal News, Gunnersphere, Telefoot; Arsenal Mania says no deal and that has become the general theme. 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
16 Kerem Demirbay Hoffenheim TalkSport. Liga Financial, Star, AFC Fever Midfielder, AFC price agreed, Liverpool want him. Price agreed
17 Leander Dendoncker Anderlecht Fourth Official Defensive midfield, creative midfield…
18 Abdoulaye Doucoure Watford Hertfordshire Mercury Goalkeeper.  Watford want to keep him. Tots want him
19 Johnny Evans WBA Daily Mirror, Football London He’s the key man we need. £3m from WBA if they go down. FL just reignited the story in early June.
20 Nabil Fekir Olympique Lyonnais Mail.  Football London Arsenal’s number 1 target; attacking midfield. FL says maybe Liverpool
21 Fellaini Man U Sport Witness, HLN, Read Arsenal. He’s a midfielder and he’s 30.  No we “were never close!”
22 Junior Firpo Real Betis Sports Review. A young replacement for Monreal for £22m
23 Marcelo Flores Ipswich Mirror, Express The new wonderkid
UPDATE Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig Sportwitness and Calcio Mercato.  £47m.  Although it wasn’t the 1st (see right) we are still interested – Star A replacement for Alexis Sanchez.  He’s going to be the first signing
25 Fred Shakhtar Gibfootballshow Arsenal to get him for £30m
26 Willem Geubbels Lyon Football London 16 years old forward, Barce, Leipzig and Chelsea also want him
27 Alex Grimaldo Benfica Read Arsenal Left back. Man U, PSG & Monaco fancy him
28  Jose Gimenez Atletico Madrid Marca, TalkSport, SportsReview £53m but no sooner is it announced than we are set to miss out on him.  That hardly seems fair
29 Alexander Golovin CKSA Moscow Football London.  Arsenal AFC blog.  Emery has urged AFC hierarchy to get him.   “Emery sanctions €25m move for World Cup star”.  But Arsenal Mania say the price has just doubled Midfielder. One of the players we must buy before the WC
NEW Andre Gomes Barcelona £30m offered: Canon, Off the post, Sport English, Express/ Arsenal have to sell Ramsey
NEW Sam Greenwood Newcastle Daily Mail says Arsenal are in pole position to sign him 16 year old striker
32 Goncalo Guedes PSG Liga Financial PSG must sell because of FFP, Arsenal have announced interest
NEW Matteo Guendouzi Lorient Ouest France, Star, Short Fuse.  £7m He’s 19.  Medical today. He’s a deep lying midfielder.  Played 17 times last season in Lg2.
34 Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen Metro, Mail, Tribal Football AFC and Liverpool want him.  Midfielder; B,L’s youngest ever player
35 Dean Henderson Man U; Shrewsbury Mirror, Football London
36 Hector Herrera Porto Mirror Midfielder, £15m
37 Ahmed Hegazi West Brom Transfer Tavern Defender
38 Lorenzo Insigne. Napoli  CalcioMercato.it.  Football fancast An attacker, aged 26, Italian international
39 Jakub Jankto Udinese Teamtalk It’s either Arsenal or AC Milan
40 Jorginho Napoli Hot Stepanovs Faster and smaller than Xhaka
41 Lukas Kolstermann Leipzig Bild says yes but Football Fancast says no Full back; can play left and right
42 Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli Daily Mirror, Gunnersphere, Guardian, Corriere Dello Sport, Tribal Football Centre back; top priority, Chelsea, Man C and Liverpool want him
43 Layvin Kurzawa PSG Sportsmole, the Week, To replace Bellerin
44 Alban Lafont Toulouse Arsenal Mania, Daily Canon Goalkeeper, Boyhood supporter of Arsenal.  “Set to leave”.  But he’s only 19.
45 Thomas Lemar Monaco ArsenalNewsHQ; Mirror; TalkSport. Star, Different League Deal confirmed; has rejected a new contract. All go!!!  Or he has “become available”
46 Stephan Lichtsteiner Juventus Just about everywhere SIGNED.  Right back, available free, he’s 34 and he will be the first signing.  “It’s done” (Football London)
47 Matthias De Ligt Ajax Football London, Mirror Centre back; Tots and Man C also want him.  Has handed in a transfer request
48 Bernd Leno Bayer Leverkusen Football London, Daily Express (they are certain), Bild A keeper available for just £22m.  The story has popped up again after a month of silence.He will be first signing.
49 Diogo Leite Porto A Bola (which is a Portuguese “outlet” not a virulent disease; Guardian Centre back
50 Stanislav Lobotka Celta de Vigo Arsenal Fever He’s 23, a defensive midfielder
51 Joel Lopez Barcelona Sports Lens: Arsenal have agreed the deal 21 year old left midfield
UPDATE Hirving Lozano PSV Sport 360, Arsenal mania.  Played for Mexico and suddenly he is being mentioned as a winger who can cut inside Express, Sky Sports, Sun, Pain in the A.  Mirror says it is Man U
53 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
54 Harry Maguire Leicester Sky Sports Centre half.  Man U also want him.
55 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.
UPDATE Gelson Martins Sporting Lisbon “Arsenal fail with £26m bid to sign Sporting Lisbon star” Metro, Read Arsenal, Foot London.  Later reports say cost is £52m!  That failure has continued to be reported for four weeks. HITC says Everton wants him.   He’s a winger.  WHU & Lazio want him too
57 Joao Mario Inter on loan at WHU Fourth Official Midfield, and said to love London
58 Lautaro Martinez  Racing Club de Avellaneda Gunnersphere Striker.  Inter have offered €20million
59 Anthony Martial Man U Sun, 4th Official Signed by United from AC Monaco in 2015, the £75.7m
60 Alex McCarthy Southampton Football London Goalkeeper.
61 Max Meyer Schalke 04. Football London, Daily Canon, Guardian, Talk Sport, Express.  Contract ends this season.  FL still talking it up.  No, wages demands to high. Attacking midfield or playmaker. Liverpool battling with Arsenal  New Santi Cazorla
62 Radja Nainggolan Roma The Sun, Gunnersphere He’s a powerhouse midfielder and will cost £45m
63 Keylor Navas Real Madrid Don Ballon, HITC, A goalkeeper looking for work.  He’s 31
64 Robert Navarro Barcelona Daily Mail, Canon He’s 15 and plans to leave on his 16th birthday.  Arsenal have made an offer
65 Wilfred Ndidi Leicester Mad About PL, Goonertalk, African Football, Sun Midfielder, Man U want him too
66 Saul Niguez At Madrid Mirror, Arsenal Station £130m will get him.  Midfielder
UPDATE Stephen N’Zonzi Sevilla Football London.  He’s French, plays for Seville and spends all day at various airports.  Xhaka will go to make way.  Arsenal are locked in talks – Sky.  Hard Tackle agrees Def midfield.  In March FL had him “jetting to London) now they are not so sure.  Maybe he got lost.
68 Abulkadir Omur Trabzonspor Turkish football says Ozil recommends him Central midfield
69 Oguzhan Ozyakup Besiktas Mail.  Football London says Wenger obsessed the transfer Arsenal to bring back their ex-player at the end of his contract
UPDATE Cristan Pavon Boca Juniors. Mirror says WHU want him, Sports Mole says we are close.  Star says it is on, agent says nothing is happening We’ve already held talks.  He’s 22, a forward
71 Danilo Pereira Porto O Jogo Defensive midfield, currently injured
UPDATE Lucas Perez AFC loaned to Deportivo Sports Keeds and FootLond report that he will return to Arsenal and be given a chance He played 35 times on loan for  Deportivo La Coruña.  He’s off to Turkey.
73 Dennis Praet Sampdoria Football London says one we we must have him, next week no.  AFC have had talks.  Release clause £22m Attacking midfielder, 24 years old
74 Pablo Moreno Barcelona Mundo Deportivo He’s 15 and his contract runs out at the end of the season
75 Jan Oblak Atletico Mad FootballBible; Gibfootballshow, Star Goalkeeper also wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool.  100m euros.  At Mad “expect him to leave”
76 Panagiotis Retsos Bayer Leverkusen Goal, 4th official Greek South African defender
77 Ivan Rakitic Barcelona Star Attacking midfield
78 Rodrigo Valencia Fotomac, Football Fancast Selling Lacazette to buy him.  He’s a 27 year old winger
79 Sergio Rico Sevilla Football London Goalkeeper; won the Europa twice
80 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Borussia Dortmund Birmingham Live, Gazzetta dello Sport, Football London, Evening Standard, Read Arsenal.  Hatchet job from Pain in the Ars.  L’Équipe says it is done.  Lots of sites now saying it is all done.  Metro says Kos is leaving to make way.  Goal and Arsenal Fever report no deal is done Man U, Juventus, Chelsea interested in 29 year old defender.  Arsenal now favourites.  He’s going to be 1st signing.  Final details being arranged.  “This week”.  It’s agreed!
81 Adrien Rabiot PSG Football Lond spotted him at London Colney Defensive midfield; 1 year left on contract
82 Richarlison Watford EPL Scouts, 4th Official Forward, Chels & Tots also; Arsenal miss out & Arsenal to hijack deal, both on same site!!!
83 Daniele Rugani Juventus Whoscored Defender.  Agent confirms
84 Morgan Sanson Bordeaux Express says we are fighting Tottenham for this player 23 years old, midfielder
85 Son Heung-min Tottenham Sport 365, Foot London Man U also chasing
86 Jean-Michael Seri Nice Mentioned on Arsenal.com.  From the Mirror and Metro, Star, Mail, Standard, Hard Tackle Midfielder but Arsenal have been too slow and Chelsea have got him, just as they lost out last window.
87 Bassem Srarfi Nice Foot Lond – but they changed their mind. Winger or midfielder.  He’s 20.  Going to Leicester?
88 Andre Silva Milan Mad about EPL Attacking midfield “sensation” but failed to show his attributes this year.  Wolverhampton also interested.
89 Chris Smalling Man U Daily Canon, Sport 360, Daily Star, Guardian £25m will get him
90 Caglar Söyüncü Freiburg Football Whispers, Arsenal Station, Sky Sports, Telegraph, Talksport, The Sun, ESPN, 100 Great Goal  Price about £35m.  Football Talk & Daily Express confirms he wants to join AFC Central midfield.  Liverpool, Man C, Dortmund “in race”.  He wants a guarantee of 1st team footie. He’s going to be the first signing
91 Anderson Talisca Benfica on loan to Besiktas O Jogo Brazilian attacking midfield
92 Kieran Tierney Celtic Football London Left Back
93 Corentin Tolisso Bayern Foot Lond Bayern bought him last year for €40 million.  Now Arsenal are buying him for €60 million. No!
UPDATE Lucas Torreira Sampdoria TuttoMercatoWeb, Sport Review, the Metro, Calciomercato Sampdoria, the Express, Daily Star – deal about to happen. In fact everyone says it. A defensive midfielder and he’s going to be first.   Next week (that was 2 weeks ago).  No it is off! Calcio Insider
95 Cengiz Ünder Roma Tuttomercato; he’s a goalscoring winger £26m offered £40m demanded
96 Josha Vagnoman Hamburg ESPN (2nd youngster player in the German league ever) Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton all want him
97 Lucas Vazquez Real Madrid Metro says he is after more games, only got 16 last year.  Sports Lens says AFC willing to meet salary demand Right winger, earns £7m a year.  26 years old.  Soccer Souls says we must not sign him!
98 Timo Werner Leipzig Arsenal mania, Sun 21 year old who has scored a multitude of goals
99 Ben Wilmot Stevenage Sportsmole, Gunnersphere. The 72 18 year old played a dozen or so games.  Totts also interested. Price is £2m
100 Jack Wilshere Arsenal Evening Standard saying he will not sign new contract until his playing position is defined by manager.  Confirmed as going Obviously he’s was ours but some sites treated him as a poss signing
101 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Liga Financial Arsenal making a bid of £25m
102 Cristian Zapata Milan Giants Football News Defender
103 Piotr Zielinski Napoli The Mirror
104 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


9 Replies to “EXCLUSIVE: The complete list of the 104 players Arsenal are said to be signing this summer.”

  1. Definition of the word ‘Rumour’

    An item of news invented or dreamed up by someone who doesn’t know the truth, in order to inform everyone else who doesn’t know.

  2. Hmmm, after intentionally delaying Arsenal to put pen to papers for then, I think they taught indeed. For, Lucas Torreira will after all according to media reports be committing to Arsenal with some haste to so too as he’s reported to be set to have a medical at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground today or tomorrow to complete his move to the Gunners this summer. But why did he not have this medical in Russia when Uruguay his country that he’s playing for were at the World Cup playing but are now out? I think since no any top club side has rivaled Arsenal for his signature and the contract deal offered him to sign for the Gunners should be quite a lucrative one that is not been matches or surpassed by any other top club side, and couple with the media reports of Arsenal considering to sign Steven N’Zonzi instead of him since he’s delaying the club,. It has niw look to me as if Torreira is apparently hasting up to sign for Arsenal to avoid his coming to Arsenal this summer becoming a huge missed opportunity for him and his Sampdoria club side in financial terms. Ehn?

  3. Admini, permit me please to edit my comment posting above and re post it.

    Hmmm, after delaying Arsenal intentionally to put pen to papers for them, I think they taught indeed. For, Lucas Torreira will after all according to media reports be committing to Arsenal with some haste to so too as he’s reported to be set to have a medical supposedly at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground today or tomorrow to complete his move to the Gunners this summer. But why did he not have this medical in Russia when Uruguay his country that he’s playing for were at the World Cup playing with him but are now out? I think since no any top club side has rivaled Arsenal for his signature and the contract deal offered him to sign for the Gunners should be quite a lucrative one that is not been matched or surpassed by any other top club side, and couple with the media reports that Arsenal are considering signing Steven N’Zonzi instead of him Torreira since he’s delaying the club. It has now look to me as if Torreira is apparently hasting up matters to sign for Arsenal to avoid his coming to Arsenal this summer becoming a huge missed opportunity for him and his Sampdoria club side in financial terms. Ehn?

  4. And the nig news, David Davis resigned at quarter to midnight on a Sunday……. 😀 I know nothing……

    We shouldn’t sign N Zonzi, a good number of these targets are already signed and moved.

    \chsrlie Nichols writing for Sky has produced a lkely score they back at 33/1 OK yes it’ll be 3-2, not a cagey affair, unlikely to spar until 65mins, even if a gial is scored prior. I think this one will come down to tatics, I’d flank Antoine with Kylian and Osumane. This gives you a 9 who plays false 9, and gives you a three man midfield of Pogba, Kante and one other, this is Paet territory, I’d gie them a good shout with, without, you can bypass Pogba and make Kante run about like a headless chicken, creating midfield space.

    On the other hand, Lukaku, with Mertens in support on the right, Hazard left and De Bruyne up one where he can hurt you, recognise danger and fall into the midfield to create a three. This is Dembele and Witsel in the engine room. go to a back 4.

    This game will be won in midfield.

    Croatia v England, Croatia if they control possession as they did against Russia for large spells, England are going to have to make the most of Sterling, Rashford pace. in this game I might be inclined to Start Rashford wide left, Sterling wide right and VArdy, up front. You won’t see the ball enough to look to control posession or the pattern of play, you hve to counter like Russia, did but score, like Russia didn’t.


    Arsenal are closing in on two new central midfielders, with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi set for medicals with the Gunners this week, according to Sky sources.

    Deals in the region of £26m for Torreira and £8m for Guendouzi are understood to have been agreed with Sampdoria and FC Lorient respectively, and personal terms are not expected to be a problem.

    This may assist with the move for Adli, I think we are seemingly getting the key things we want done, and then looking at the other areas. PLease get a LB in.

    Elsewhere, City are closing in on their men, Butland has alerted Liverpool as well as Chelsea, who seem set to do nothing….. They have to sell, which they will, so no hurry, but if you stall on buying, you stop them from buying replacements, smart moves, Jose will have no qualms about excting sweet reenge. nHazard ‘s progression in the World Cup along with Kantes is only doing more Blue X sale.

    And over to you!= back in the Studio!

  5. Torierria will confirm by Wednesday, I’m pretty sure, Also Seri hasn’t gone to Nice’s pre-season camp, he’s off somewhere. City may decide to cash in Gundagan and Fernandinho, for Seri and Jorginho, would make plenty sense, although ther is interst from Spain and Italy.

    Jack has officially moved to West Ham, and it is likely that Di MAria could move across to join Ancelotti in Naples.

    Sam why would you sign before a World Cup, if you got options, why woul you sign a player before a Wrold Cup who may get injured?

    You do the basics, then once it’s ironed out, you set it aside, moving to the next trasfer.

    And finally, Sociedad are stepping up the move for Monreal, which seems a go, considering that he’s in his final year now.

    It seems Chech and Leno will be one and two, which for MAcey and MArtinez could be problematic, although one may stay, loaning or selling both seems prefereable, as we can recall a GK should both be injured.

    for me now I am fairly sure we are about to seal a DM, no Dm since Stan became the head honcho, and he gets one in we clearly earmarked earlier, once Wenger departs. Shame\ on you boy!

    Anyways the most important thing is that we are moving Monreal on, meaning we either promote Cohen, or sign, and I’d do both and get Diallo. it’s the Cb we need, plus the LB we need. 2 birds one stone.

  6. Also Yamelenko just arrived for Hammers Medical. Nothing going on in the other top 6………… for one it’s only Arsenal, because well we are the only movers, thank heavens for those JAnuary sales and last summer. F**king genius.

  7. WorldFootball is reporting the young Sir Jack has gone to State Aid United.

    Good luck with the new team Jack (well, not too much luck).

  8. @U Know Who.
    Yes, I thought of that too. If to be on the safe side of things concerning signing a player takes precedence over risk. Then of course Arsenal are right to wait until the WC is over for Uruguay and Torreira ti see if he’ll be intact before concluding the deal to sign him.True, if he’s seriously injured while playing for Uruguay at the World Cup and it’ll take a lengthy time on the sideline for him to heal and come back to full fitness, there is no way he’ll have a medical at Arsenal that he’s having there now. But nonetheless, I think this transfer is going on smoothly for us because none of Arsenal 5 PL top club rivals have shown interest to sign Torreira. Otherwise, if any of the big 5 PL clubs other than Arsenal had shown serious interest to take him say clubs like Man C, Man U Chelsea, and Liverpool and even to some extend Tottenham Hs. Do you think Arsenal would stand a chace to sign Torreira waiting to do it after the WC. For, if any of the big 5 clubs is keen to sign him would long had signed him during Uruguay playing at the WC and not minding if he could be injured while playing there? Did Arsenal and Liverpool not made a very late transfer deadline day bid to sign Lemar from AS Monaco last summer while he was in camp for France preparing for France games at the Euro 2016 tournament not minding if he could be injured during the championship? So, I think it all depend on how the signing club rate things

  9. On my reading my comment posting carefully, I’ve seen there are typographical and sentence errors appearing on my comment. But its late for me to edit it and repost it.

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