Number of players now tipped to be coming to Arsenal this month reaches 40. Here’s the list.

By Sir Hardly Anyone

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According to the latest gossip Pablo Mari is on the verge of a move to Arsenal after the Spanish defender flew into London to complete the formalities of a £7million transfer from Flamengo.

So says the Telegraph.   Is it true?   At the moment, I’ve no idea but just in case it is, I thought it might be interesting to know the three words Pablo Mari said after the “Arsenal target” landed in London “to complete the transfer” – at least according to the Express.   And what were those words?

Apparently they were, “Yeah of course”.

This is also the time when pundits are getting fed up of saying who they think is being transferred and instead tell us who they think should be transferred as with these three stories…

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  • Why the Ozil to DC United links are a win-win for Arsenal, MLS & Mesut (The Short Fuse) 
  • 3 Reasons Why A Move For This Star Frenchman By Arsenal Does Not Make Sense For Arteta (The 4th Official)

We’re not including these in the lists however – self-referencing really isn’t on.   So here is where we have got so far…

No Player Currently At Position Source / Notes
??? ??? ??? Centre back HITC devote whole article to saying we are getting someone but we don’t know who.  Red London now copying this approach.
1 Nathan Ake Bournemouth Centre back FoLo.  Chelsea want him
2 Max Aarons Norwich Full back £30m; Mail
Update Jude Bellingham Birmingham Striker Football London and Express; Liverpool also want him.  Birmingham Live say AFC now making their move. Arsenal will pay £30m
4 Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich Centre back Gunnersphere, Football Fancast. Sempremilan says no deal.  TBR says it will be a loan.  Bavarian Football Works.
5 Hakan Calhanoglu Milan Attacking midfield Football fan cast say the “fans” have already turned against him. Express says Arsenal’s budget won’t stretch to it. It’s €20million
6 Edinson Cavani PSG Striker Edinson Cavani has handed in a transfer request, TBR Football
7 Philippe Coutinho Bayern Munich Attacking midfield On loan from Barcelona. Arsenal is a possible destination, his agent is an Arsenal fan and is a friend of Edu, according to the Star
8 Yan Couto Coritiba Defender A teenager, no less!
9 Djene Dakonam Getafe Defender Centre back can play right back.  Talk Sport have this as a major possibility now!
10 Merih Demiral Juventus Defender £50m. Fotomc / Sport Witness
11 Sergino Dest Ajax Full back Just Football.  Can play left or right.  He’s 19.
NEW Lewis Dunk Brighton Centre back Star
13 Firmino Liverpool Attacking midfield TalkSport. Even they say this is “Speculation”
14 John Fleck Sheffield Utd Midfield Football Insider, Burnley Express, Coventry Life.  Left Coventry on a free 2 years ago.  Shields Gazette say AFC bid £20m
15 Omari Forson Man U Attacking midield He’s 15; HITC
Update Bruno Guimarães Athletico Paranaense Midfield Benfica and Borussia Dortmund both want him – The Star.  Deal is 95% done – FoLo
NEW Raul Jimenez Wolverhampton Wanderers Striker The dangerous Mexican
18 Christian Kabasele Watford Defender NBC Reports.
Update Thilo Kehrer PSG Defender Part swap for Lacazette; Bleacher.
20 Franck Kessie Milan Central Midfield Mirror, Caughtoffside, Sun, Metro.  Sportsmole have Arsenal as favourites to sign him.
Update Layvin Kurzawa PSG Left back The Sun “according to reports” in France Football, say he’s signed a five year deal from next season.  PSG says no (Caught Offside).  Or yes, contract agreed (Caught Offside).  Free transfer in June (Mail). Or £4.2m now (FoLo). He’s going to Juventus (Metro)
22 Thomas Lemar Atletico Madrid Left Wing Read Arsenal. Team Talk says as part of Lacazette deal.  FoLo says its a loan deal. No Fo Lo says £33m transfer close! Star says Arsenal are at the front of the queue.  HITC says some fans don’t want him at Arsenal. FoLo says “All roads lead to Arsenal”. Sport Witness says “close to signing”
23 James Maddison Leicester Playmaker Football Insider
NEW Pablo Mari  Flamengo. Central defender FoLo (its confirmed), Star.  Spotted at airport with Edu.  HITC say fans are denouncing the move as player is “another Mustafi”
25 Mykola Matviyenko Shakhtar Donestk Central defender or left back depending on source. 4th official, Metro.  He’s a Ukraine international, talks have begun.  Loan then purchase for £22m   (Daily Canon.) No, cash offer made!  (HITC).  Metro, Arseblog.  Sky Sports confirm and say cost is £30m.  Metro say Arteta was recommending player when he was at Man C.  “All roads lead to Arsenal” FoLo
26 Dries Mertens Napoli Striker or winger Metro, FoLo.  WHU want him also.
27 Thomas Meunier PSG Right back World Soccer Talk.
28 Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid Defensive midfield Express
29 Leandro Paredes PSG Central midfield Part Swap for Lacazette; Bleacher
30 Adrien Rabiot Juventus Midfield Star.  £25m
NEW James Rodriguez Real Madrid Midfield Loan deal, Everton also interested.  Daily Mail.
32 Boubakary Soumare. Lille Midfield Read Arsenal
33 John Stones Man C Central defence Sun, HITC
34 Dominik Szoboszlai Red Bull Salzburg No 10 FoLo
35 Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Centre back Sport Witness
36 Cengiz Under Roma Winger The Boot Room.  £34m
37 Dayot Upamecano Leipzig Central defence Express.  France u-21
38 Jannik Vestergaard Southampton Defender TBR say Leicester are going for him but Arsenal could be interested.
39 Kevin Volland Bayer Leverkusen. Forward World Soccer Talk
40 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Forward Football.London, who seem to be re-running the summer transfers to save them making up anything new.

It took a while to get there, but 40 it now is.

2 Replies to “Number of players now tipped to be coming to Arsenal this month reaches 40. Here’s the list.”

  1. There is a video circling on twitter and various news outlets of Mari and Edu together at Heathrow. Chris Watts i believe is the journo who got the clip. I expect this to be announced shortly, depending on the medical.

  2. So that’s one player and a leg we are signing.

    Not too bad for us, as we can simply top up the leg in the summer.

    Not so good for the club left with a player significantly under resourced in the limb department.

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