10 more players who are coming to (or staying at) Arsenal, according to reports

By Sir Hardly Anyone (and a friend)

Part 1: Aubua is leaving home but Jovic may be coming.

“Arsenal fans are convinced that one of their stars is about to sign a new contract” says Caught Offside this week, although the Express says exactly the opposite.

But there is another twist as Sempre Milan is quoted as saying “Report: Arsenal turn to swap with Real Madrid involving Milan target as PSG star.”   The report says

The story is that Milan was Jovic but Arsenal are now offering Aubameyang in a straight swap for Luka Jovic.  Jovic has been on our list of rumours for a while now.

Part 2: Upgrading the youngster

Eddie Nketiah is being seen as the replacement for Auba according to the Transfer Tavern.
Part 3: Promoting Sam Greenwood

HITC tell us that “Arsenal have their own James Maddison as 18-year-old reportedly trains with first-team”

He’s a “Teenage midfielder” (in case you missed that) who has “spent some time training with Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad at Arsenal” according to Goal being quoted by HITC being quoted by us.

And the Sun says that we ere trying to get “Leicester City talisman James Maddison. But, with a £90 million price-tag on his head…”   So its the kid we’ve already got instead.

Part 4: More signings
4.1 Rabiot and Nunez

Not too exciting these two since they are already on our list of 77 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal his summer.  But TransferSport Witness says we are “leaning towards” getting them.  They note that, “Arsenal ‘do not lose sight’ of Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Núñez but are focusing on a move for Reims defender Axel Disasi first.”  (We’ve already got Disasi in the 77 also).

And the big new is Mikel Arteta personally contacted the mother and agent of Adrien Rabiot, although Newcastle, Everton and Manchester United are interested.

There therefore seems to be more chance of getting defender Unai Nunez

4.2  Update – Dembele and Draxler

HITC also tell us that Arsenal have been given the go ahead to buy Dembele for £53m, even though he cost £129 in 2017.

As for Draxler, the PSG winger has also been mention before but the Daily Cannon is back on the case.

4.3 NEW Ousseynou Ba

“Arsenal want £18m man because Arteta thought he was brilliant against them” says HITC.   And the man is Olympiacos centre-back Ousseynou Ba,   HITC have found this in Sport Time, in Greece.

They add, “Arsenal are known to be looking for a centre-back, as they aim to strengthen at the back for next term.”

Which raises the question, does anyone in the real world call next season “next term”?

4.4  NEW: Nicolo Barella

TBR Football and the Express tell us that Arsenal have seen an approach to buy Nicolo Barella from Inter Milan “brutally” rejected by the Italian club, “according to reports”.  He’s a 23 year old midfielder at Inter Milan on loan from Cagliari

FCInterNews tell us that Mikel Arteta is a big fan but he’s not for sale.

Part 5  Leaving home

Torreira is reported as being in a “bad mood” and “love” a move away – at least that is what HITC says, with him wanting to go to Italy – the name AC Milan cropping up here.   But according to Milan News 24 Arsenal have been offered Franck Kessie in a  swap deal

Part 6  The nonsense –

Planet Football seems to have got the idea that all these stories are in fact made up and are indeed mindless gibberish.  I can’t understand how this gets around.  Anyway they have listed a group of players rumoured to be coming to answer and who are not – an interesting twist.  Here they are

NEW Gerson

A midfielder who joined Roma in January 2016, only to flop and going back to Brazil with Flamengo where he has “rediscovered his verve”.   The player’s father then said Arsenal are now interested but the father says his lad is happy where he is.

NEW Chiesa

He’s with Fiorentina, he’s a winger and has been linked with Juventus, Inter, Chelsea and Manchester United, as well, but do we need another winger?

NEW Giacomo Bonaventura

Arsenal were linked with Bonaventura two years ago, since which the midfielder has had a serious knee injury.  But he is out of contract at the end of the season and Atalanta, Fiorentina, Roma and Lazio are interested we are told including by the Sun.

Update Nabil Fekir

He nearly went to Liverpool in 2018, and the Star says Arsenal are talking with Real Betis over signing him.  He plays in midfield although Marca say he’d only leave to go to Barcelona (now reported out of cash) or Real Madrid

NEW James Rodriguez

We were told last year he could leave Real Mad for free, and the Mail are promoting this story again.

So that’s it.  The last list of 77 players who were are signing (reportedly) is given (rather logically we feel) under

The 77 players tipped to be joining Arsenal this summer – the full list

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4 Replies to “10 more players who are coming to (or staying at) Arsenal, according to reports”

  1. It’s all nonsense. The only reliable source for Arsenal transfer information, in or out, is the team itself. Anybody who refuses to accept this is dumb enough to be a Tottenham fan.

  2. Sorry to diverge but could anyone tell me how to log on to the ACLF site. I lost it recently and now the page is unobtainable.
    At 96 I am still not using the internet to more than 20% of its capacity……so please make any advice simple!

  3. Nicky,

    ACLF is no longer operational. The DNS record no longer exists on the internet. I think Yogi’s Warrior passed away at the beginning of January.

  4. Seismic,
    Most grateful for your reply. I knew YW had had a serious operation a year or so ago.
    I always read ACLF and Untold, daily, and now one has hit the dust.
    Hope someone else will take on the site……. if only to keep Tony and Co on their toes!

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