8 players just announced to be coming to Arsenal; plus the complete list

By Sir Hardly Anyone

The window hasn’t even had a key inserted in it, let alone has it been opened but we already have 32 players coming to Arsenal this summer.  And eight of these are new in the past few days.

We also have one new player who is on his way out making a total of 17 leaving thus far.  It looks like we shall easily equal the record of having every player on the club’s books leaving before the window creaks closed once again.

Plus we have added a new “being sacked” section at the end, and kept the “moving up” section, after requests for this to be maintained.

So following previous averages it is possible that one of the players in this list will join Arsenal, but also very likely that none of them will.


No Player Current club Source Notes
1 Toby Alderweireld Tottenham H TBR Football, Sun He’s 30 years old
NEW Joachim Andersen Sampdoria Mail, Sun, Football.co.uk Tottenham also want him
3 Antony Sao Paulo Media Ref (they say it would be a waste of money) Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Lyon and Monaco are also interested
4 Gareth Bale Real Madrid She wore a yellow 87% of RM fans want him out
5 Ismael Bennacer Empoli HITC, Pain in the Arsenal Ex Arsenal youth player
6 Marcelo Brozociv Inter Milan Transfer Tavern citing CalcioMercato £40.5m; a “tough midfielder”
7 Samuel Chukwueze Villareal Foot Lond Nigerian forward
NEW Alexis Claude Maurice LOrient Metro Forward. Seen with Guendouzi
9 Djene Dakonam Getafe Daily Express Central defender / RB.  Will cost £13.5m
10 Bruno Fernandes Sporting O Jogo, Sport Witness Chelsea, Man C, Juventus want him, £100m release clause
11 James Forest Celtic Media Referee We should sell Iwobi and get him.
Update Ryan Fraser Bournemouth Express, Mirror, Foot365 One year left on contract.  Man U no longer interested.
13 Jean Philippee Gbamain Mainz Read Arsenal; Soccer Souls On his way
14 Ander Herrera Man U Express PSG also interested
NEW Ibrahima Konate Leipzig ReadBundesliga.  He’s a defender Liverpool want him.
NEW Danny Loader Reading TBR Football, Goal. Striker – could force Eddie out
16 Malcolm Barcelona Sport Witness, FootLond Totts, Milan, Inter and Lille also after him
17 Gabrielle Martinelli Ituano Metro according to reports in Brazil, also Express 17 year old winger, equivalent of Son Heung-min FootLond
18 Harry Maguire Leicester HITC 26 year old centre back
19 Paul Mitchell Leipzig Sports Mole; 90 min, Football 365, Sky; Talksport Man U and Chelsea interested
20 N’Zonzi Roma (midfield) HITC £19m; he’s considerred a flot at Roma
21 David Neres Everton Telegraph, Foot Lond £34.5m; talks held. Liverpool want him
22 Christopher Nkunku PSG Foot Lond, Le Parisien, Star Midfield; he’s turned down a contract renewal. We tried in Jan
23 Nicolas Pepe Lille 101 Great Goals, Telefoot, FootLond Star striker.  Man U also interested. “He’s on the way” (FL)
24 Ayoze Perez Newcastle Mad about EPL Inter also want him; forward or attacking midfield
25 Ivan Perisic Inter Milan Spursweb, Gazzetta dello sport Tots and WHU interested
NEW Dennis Praet Sampdoria Corriere dello Sport , Sport Witness Midfielder or winger
27 Benito Raman Fortuna Dusseldorf Express WHU, Burnley, Everton interested
NEW James Rodriguez Real Madrid Football Talk, Mirror Man U, Liverpool interested
NEW Suso AC Milan Teamtalk, Tuttomercatoweb Liverpool, Tottenham also want him.  He’s a winger
30 Nicolas Tagliafico Ajax Mirror – “he’s a target for Arsenal” £17.3million release clause and he gets half!
NEW Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Football Talk; L’Equipe To replace Koscielny. Unmtiti has multiple knee problems.
31 Jordon Veretout Fiorentina Metro 25m euros for Ramsey II
32 Wesley Club Brugges Sun, Calciomercato, Daily Cannon, LaLazio Forward, 22 years old

PART TWO: Leaving Arsenal this summer

No Player Going to Source Notes
1 Aubameyang Real Madrid FootLond; Playing for 90 FL cite Calciomercato
2 Chambers ??? FoodLond Off to Tottenham (HITC) no Everton (TBR)
3 Elneny Roma Daily Cannon
4 Jenkinson FootLond “He’s up for sale”
5 Kolasinac FootLond No explanation – just Arsenal want to get rid of him
NEW Koscielny L’Equipe Fed up as there is no new contract on the table
7 Lacazette Barcelona Express He has admitted he is flattered to have been linked with a switch to Barcelona this summer.”  Metro says he’s being offered a new deal.  Foot Lond says no it is not happening.
8 Mkhitaryan Star, Mail Star blames the Mail for the story.
9 Mustafi Roma Daily Cannon, “He’s up for sale” Express
10 Eddie Nketiah Star He will go on loan if we buy another forward
11 Ospina FootLond  “He’s up for sale”  HITC says player himself says he wants to go.
12 Ozil FootLond “He’s up for sale”
13 Smith Rowe Leipzig Foot Lond “He’s staying” exclusive from FL, but others say he’s off.
14 Sokratis Foot Lond He wants Champs Lge football
15 Suarez Chelsea Read Arsenal He’s not really an Arsenal player but he was on loan
Update Welbeck Palace, Wolves, Everton Read Crystal Palace Playing again; going to Palace.  Going to Wolves (B’ham Mail).  Everton (ThisisFutbol)
17 Xhaka Inter Milan Sund Express, BT Sport Player says he wants to move. Inter wants him

PART THREE: Moving Up 

Bukayo Saka and Arthur Okonkwo  according to AllNigeriaSoccer.  Daniel Ballard signs a new contract (Arsenal official site)

PART FOUR: Being Sacked

Unai Emery: if Cech is allowed to play in Europa final.  According to Tony Cascarino.  (Sport Lens)

More names will be added shortly.


16 Replies to “8 players just announced to be coming to Arsenal; plus the complete list”

  1. Where’s Zaha I’ve read three articles this week on him coming to Arsenal?

  2. Spurs finished 1 point above Arsenal. Why aren’t all their players rubbish? Wgere is the clamor from the media to ship out the entire squad? Just a normal day in Media Fantasyland.

  3. OT: 5 Things We Noticed as Arsenal Board Plane to Baku

    1. The plane had wings.
    2. The plane had tires.
    3. The plane had at least 1 engine.
    4. The tires were touching the ground.
    5. I forget.

  4. Arsenal who already have the could next season become a Central Defensive Midfielder (CDMA) Calum Chambers return to the rank of the club’s 1st team squad and also have the young Matteo Guandouzi available. But was he a Defensive Midfielder at Arsenal last season? If not, what role then on the field of play did Guendouzi play in the team for Arsenal last season? It’s already known that Torreria played as a DMF in front of the back-four at Arsenal last season. But what of Xhaka? What role in the team did he play on the field for Arsenal last season? Was it the Central Attacking Midfielder role that he played? But he certainly did not play as a true Defensive Midfielder for Arsenal last season in the PL despite he’s often been paired along with Torreria or Guendouzi as 2 DMFs in front of the back-four of the team.

    Ramsey hasn’t left Arsenal for Juventus as he’s still a Gunner. And that means he could play for Arsenal against Chelsea in the Europa League Cup final next Wednesday night in Baku Azerbaijan. Which if he plays, it will be the final match that he’ll play in Arsenal colour. But who in the current Arsenal 1st team squad can properly fill the void he’ll leave behind in the midfield of the team? Well, I can’t pinpoint any Gunner out. But could my lack of being able to pin point out a correct replacement for him within the current Arsenal 1st team squad on ground at the club compel Arsenal to sign a new player this summer? Say, Wilfred Ndidi from Leicester FC to replace him?

    In the short term/long term, Arsenal will need to address the deficit in the number of goals scored that has been existing at Arsenal left wing position in the PL matches for the past 2 seasons. To correctly addressed the deficit and cancel it out by upping the goals scoring ante at the team’s left wing, Arsenal will need to sign a proven regular League goals scorer of the caliber of Gareth Bale for their left wing position. Who if signed this summer by Arsenal, he could guaranteed scoring not less that 15 goals with giving at least 10 assists in the PL for Arsenal next season. But I strongly advice the club to still keep their Alex Iwobi as his understudy and to cover for him.

  5. Every off season Arsenal are linked with hundreds of players, some are of a high standard and price, some are average and many are unheard of. Others are promising youngsters. However, this fantasy land never transmits into reality. We usually buy only 1 or 2 or 3 players the summer transfer window and usually only 1 of them have any lasting impact on the 1st team. Let’s be honest with ourselves and face facts. As long as Kroenke is the owner we will never be the club the fans want Arsenal to be.

  6. The two points you make Nigel are not connected. We do this analysis each season, and the number has got over 100 players each season, with the average number of purchases being three. It was not different under the previous owners nor the previous manager. The whole thing is a fantasy by journalists to keep viewers and readers interested.

  7. “The whole thing is a fantasy by journalists to keep viewers and readers interested.” Which I see you are more than happy to indulge in yourself, regardless of how tongue in cheek these articles are supposed to be.

  8. Jezzy it would appear from your comments that you find the annual review of transfer rumours and the analysis of the percentage accuracy which it delivers, is not to your taste. Fair enough – you don’t find them interesting it would seem. But then, why bother to read them. And more oddly, why bother to comment on them?

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