8 new players coming to Arsenal to give us 122 transfer rumours this summer



By Sir Hardly Anyone

One of the new games in town is for sites to set up headlines and then have articles that have no information on the story in the headline.  Take for example “Brighton and Hove Albion star confirms departure as Arsenal ‘lodge’ bid for prime Everton target with free agent deal in doubt.”

That appeared on the site of the Brighton and Hove Independent with no information underneath as to what they were talking about.  Of course that may well be updated now we’ve pointed it out, but it is a growing tendency.  It is bad enough that the stories are all untrue, but when the articles don’t even cover the headline issue, until we point it out, it is getting very annoying.

Anyway, as ever we’ve tried to unravel all the clap and the trap and get rid of it.

And what turns up yet again is that most of the news concerns players from one part of the alphabet.  This time it is primarily from N to S.   It couldn’t be that these journalists and bloggers simply pick up a list of players and turn to one section and just slap down a few names could it?

Still, we have our all time summer record of 122 transfer rumours for Arsenal – and there is still a long way to go.

What is interesting is that normally only 3% of the transfers we list are the actual transfers Arsenal undertake – and mostly these names just emerge right at the end, just before the player is signed.

So this could be a list of all the players Arsenal are NOT going to sign!

Makes you think…

 

New? Player From Details Source
Update Adil Aouchiche
PSG 17 year old ESPN.. Saint-Etienne may be close to signing him.  Arsenal offer turned down.
2 Kristoffer Ajer Celtic 22-year-old centre-back Gunnersphere; Scottish Daily
Update Rafinha Alcantara Celta on loan from Barcelona Playmaker One Arsenal, Just Football, Daily Canon.  Brother of Thiago (see below)
NEW Thiago Alcantara Bayern Munich Midfield. Replacement for Aubameyang.  Brother of Rafinha (see above) Independent.ie, Chatsports, Newsbreak, Liverpool Echo, Football Transfer Tavern, Sportslens, RedandWhiteKop, Kicknews, KE opera News, Football News Views, Soccerladuma, Ilovemancity, Fussbol, Weinfilm, GLBNews, VBET
5 Thiago Almada Vélez Sarsfield of the Argentine Primera División 19 year old winger, midfielder, highly tipped by the Guardian Teamtalk, Mund Deportivo.  AS. Man City interested. Manchester Eve News
6 Miguel Almiron Newcastle Their top scorer Media Referee
7 Houssem Aouar Lyon Midfielder.  Man C want him as do Liverpool! The Sun tells us he is 25 and the price is £65m. 4th official agree. Gunnersphere also.
8 Adil Aouchiche. PSG 17 year old midfielder Football London.  HITC – he is ready to quite PSG
9 Sardar Azmoun Zenit St. Petersburg The 5th highest Iranian scorer of all time, and he’s still scoring Leicester want him.  442, HITC, TBR. Star, Area Napoli
10 Ousseynou Ba Olympiacos centre-back HITC, Sport Time
11 Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen Chelsea also want him. £85m fee. Just Arsenal
12 Nicolo Barella Inter Milan on loan from Cagliari Midfielder 23 year old.  FC Inter News says Arteta is a great fan but the AFC bid was rejected. HITC and Whoscored report this is ongoing
13 Wissam Ben Yedder Monaco; 29 years old Centre forward to replace Auba Sports Mole
14 Said Benrahma Brentford Palace want him.. 24 years old, a winger So do Leicester and Chelsea Football London, FL World, Express. Foot Mercato he is going to cost €30-35m.  Daily Canon reports everyone wants him
15 Jérôme Boateng Bayern Munich 31 years old, £13m, defender Daily Mail. Read Arsenal says Bayern ready to sell
16 Giacomo Bonaventura Milan Midfielder Out of contract at end of season  Sun says Atalanta, Fiorentina, Roma and Lazio want him
17 Ugurcan Cakir
Trabzonspor goalkeeper
Tottenham also interested HITC.  Do we need another keeper?
18 Mady Camara Olympiacos Defensive midfield HITC
19 Dani Ceballos Real Mad Currently on loan Express, SDNA
20 Chiesa Fiorentina Winger Juventus, Inter, Chelsea and Manchester United all want him, Canon, Sun, Express all say we want him
21 Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Attacking midfielder on loan at Bayern.  Being talked up as a near certainty Talksport, Express.  Daily Mirror says talks have opened. Express now says Arsenal can’t afford his wages. Latest is it would only be for one year.  But Barce will let AFC have him at a discount (Metro)
22 Marc Cucurella Barcelona Left back or wide midfield FoLo £20.9m
23 Danilo Porto Midfield ESPN
24 Jonathan David Gent Second striker Football.London.  Arsenal Fever say transfer is likely.  Manchester United, Ajax, Everton, Inter Milan and FC Porto also want him.
25 Ousmane Dembélé Barcelona Forward; replacement for Lacazette. AS, Sun.  HITC says Arsenal have been given the go ahead to buy Dembele for £53m, or £37 (Sport). Deal going through
26 Emmanuel Dennis Clubbe Brugge 22 year old forward Man U, Newcastle, Everton, Leicester, Brighton, Sheffield U, Watford and Crystal Palace want him. Talkport, HITC, Transfer market, sportsmole…  Daily Mail says it is on for £22m.  FoLo says definitely leaving. Manager reported as agreeing
27 Moussa Diaby Bayer Leverkusen 20 year old winger TBR blaming Le10Sport.  Signed for a “bargain £13.5million” from Paris Saint-Germain last summer. Teamtalk says talks have begun
28 Axel Disasi Reims Arsenal and Monaco both enquiring about centre back TBR, L’Equippe, Sun.  Reims manager says it is on – £13m.  RMC Sport agrees.
29 Issa Diop WHU Centre back for £60m Mirror, Metro, Read Arsenal, HITC, West Sussex Today, Sun
30 Julian Draxler PSG To replace Ozil.  Tottenham also interested (although he is a winger) Teamtalk.  Daily Canon says it is on
31 Odsonne Edouard Celtic £12m; goalscoring forward (“Scored more than Messi”).  Fo.Lo says we’ve been impressed Glasgow Live, Evening Standard, Caught offside, Scotsman, Who Scored, and Celtic Star. Borussia Dortmund no longer interested (TBR).  Real Mad want him. Celtic have asked Arsenal to put in a bid
32 Nebil Fekir Real Betis Forward, 26 years old, injury prone
Read Arsenal.  He has snubbed Arsenal (WhoScored, Just Arsenal News).  Star says we are in talks; Marca says he is going to Barca  IC Football say he might not be welcomed
33 Nathan Ferguson WBA Defender HITC; he failed a medical at Palace after £11m deal agreed
34 Joelson Fernandes Sporting Lisbon Goal described him as a Teen Wing Wizard TBR Football, A Bola, Record
35 Marcelo Flores Joined from Ipswich in March Signed according to FoLo
36 Wesley Fofana St Etienne Defender Caught offside
37 Fraser Forster Celtic on loan at Southampton Goalkeeper TBR, The Boot Room
38 Noah Francoise Rennes Midfielder
HITC; TBR – he’s available on a free.  PSG interested
39 Ryan Fraser Bournemouth, contract ends this year Scotland International, winger, £12m turned down last window
Deal done.  Metro; Football Insider; was hot topic last year as well. Tottenham in with a bid.  Teamtalk: Arsenal confident. No longer a target
40 Bruno Fuchs Internacional Centre back, 21 year old, great prospect
Zero Hora, TBC, Boot Room, Just Arsenal.  HITC say Inter have cut the price in half.
41 Gabriel
Lille Defender  £40m Everton also want him (Mirror)
42 César Gelabert Palencia He’s 19
Star, Folo, the Mole and 90 mins. Real Mad want him also.
43 Gerson Flamingo midfielder
He’s 22, midfielder.  Tottenham interested
Daily Cannon.  They blame EPSN.
NEW Armin Gigovic  Sweden youth international Midfielder HITC
45 Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich Winger Reports everywhere say he was seen in an Arsenal shirt
46 Ben Godfrey Norwich Centre back Liverpool and Tottenham, Dortmund and RB Leipzig all after him according to the Sun
47 Antoine Griezmann Barcelona £90m for the forward.  PSG Man Utd, Chelsea, also interested Express, the Star and Mirror, Last Word on Football
48 Pape Gueye, Le Harvre Defensive midfield Liverpool also interested.  Folo, World of Football.  Was going to Watford, now isn’t (L’Equipe) Sportwitness say Arsenal have offered to treble his salary.  HITC say “reportedly”
49 Serhou Guirassy Amiens 24 year old striker Daily Mail.   WHU and Bournemouth also interested
50 Dennis Gyfami Leicester 18 year old full back Online Gooner
51 Achraf Hakimi Borussia Dortmund, on loan from Real Madrid Right wing back, can play as a winger. TBR Football
52 Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen midfielder 20, and is an “exciting prospect”. Football London Chelsea and Liverpool are also said to be after him, along with Bayern Munich.
53 Mauro Icardi PSG striker 27 year old Swap deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Sun FoLo, Tuttosport and Media Referee
54 Ricky Jade-Jones Peterborough Utd James Vardy with pace Arsenal, Man U and Liverpool are after this Peterborough Utd player.  HITC, Sky
55 Raul Jimenez Wolverhampton 29 year old striker BBC, NBC
56 Diogo Jota Wolverhampton He’s a 23 year old forward Sport Review, 4th official, Mail, FoLo, Whoscored
57 Luca Jovic Real Madrid 30 year old striker; deal agreed.  Going to AC Milan (TBR) Daily Express / Starspost / Sport.  Just Arsenal wonder if he is worth the risk.
58 Glen Kamara Rangers Finnish midfielder France Football say, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brighton and Marseille are interested
59 Calum Kavanagh Middlesbrough 16 year old ; forward Lancs Post, The 72, Northern Echo
60 Jonjoe Kenny Schalke 04 on loan from Everton Right back Tottenham want him
61 Franck Kessie AC Milan Midfielder, the next Yaya Torre Calciomercato.  Swap for Torreira (Transfer Tavern), Star, Hammernews.
62 Justin Kluivert Roma Winger, 21 year old Daily Star say a swop deal is being arranged with Mkhitaryan. Sportwitness saw swap is most likely.  Media Referee and Corriere dello Sport update.  Mail says it is definite
63 Orkun Kocku Feyenoord 19 year old midfielder Express, FoLo.  Express now saying he is the new Ozil. Red London say£23m.
64 Tanguy Kouassi Free agent Centre back, was with PSG HITC, Metro
65 Marash Kumbulla Verona Centre Back Daily Mirror compared to young Chiellini.  Sports Mole say Arsenal are considering… HITC says now very close
66 Layvin Kurzawa PSG (out of contract). Media Ref says he would bring confidence 27 years old Polish left back “has agreed a 5 year deal” Standard. Footy Extra says no chance Express says he wants to go to Barcelona. Sport, HITC, Sport Witness, Daily Star say Arsenal. 4th official says “he’s signed
67 Thomas Lemar Atlético Madrid Winger and centre forward, 24 years old Star, Sun reactivate major story in last window
68 George Lewis Tromsø – out of contract. Deal close (Goal) 19 year old winger HITC, Cannon, Arsenal Youth, Kigalitoday, Arsenal Mania. Metro (done) Caught offside (not yet). Sports Mole (almost)
69 Jesse Lingard Man U £19.8m right winger Caught offside say Celtic and Chelsea want him
70 Isaac Lihadji Marseille, 17 year old winger 17 year old.  Man U and Dortmund want him The Boot Room,  Foot Mercato, TBR Football and the Sun all have this, Discussions begun
71 Matty Longstaff Newcastle Central midfielder who will leave on a free The Mirror; Team Talk
72 Dejan Lovren Liverpool Defender. Tottenham interested Express, HITC, FoLo
73 Pablo Mari Arsenal on loan from Flamengo Left sided centre back The Athletic – he’ll be made permanent
74 Gabriel Magalhaes Centre back with Lille Everton, Chelsea, Leicester in for him. Express says its Arsenal HITC, Sports Mole, The Sun, LT Arsenal, le10Sport, Metro, Canon, Football London, TransferTavern
75 Dries Martens Napoli, 32 year old forward  Inter Milan want him, CalcioMercato, the Metro and on Football.London
76 Rabbi Matondo Schalke  Winger HITC saying according to Todo Fichajes, 
77 Thomas Meunier Was PSG ESPN said we were interested and then no sooner was that news out than… Borussia Dortmund have signed him, but no one ever mentioned he might come our way until Just Arsenal news said we’d lost out!
78 Mykola Matviyenko 24-year-old left-back.  who plays for Saky in Ukraine. Plays for Saky in Ukraine. Daily Canon
79 Dwight McNeill Burnley Winger Lancs Live.  Apparently lots of clubs want him
80 Arkadiusz Milik Napoli Striker 26 years old.  Inside Football, HITC
81 Moreno Valencia £50m Valencia, forward Metro, Mirror, replacement for Aubameygang. “A bad move” says Media Referee
82 Evan N’Dicka Eintracht Frankfurt €24m-rated France U21 international, He is left-footed, and 20-year-old Sempre Milan, Daily Canon and Sky, Star.  Liverpool also interested.
83 Wilfred Ndidi Leicester Nigerian midfielder Bleacher. Mail, Teamtalk, Sun
84 Neto Barcelona Goalkeeper FoLo says he’s coming to Arsenal to get more game time (?)  Atletico Madrid and AC Milan. FoLo blame the Express,  Metro agree.  Caught offside say Chelsea want him.
85 Ruben Neves Wolverhampton Midfield Sports Mole
Update Unai Nunez Athletic Bilbao.  £27m release fee. Centre Back, 23, £18m  Everton and WHU interested Daily Mail says WHU want him.  Arsenal ready to meet price, Read Arsenal, Who Scored. Transfer Sport Witness says it is on.  Metro.  AS.
87 Victor Osimhen Lille (who say Arsenal have made an offer) Nigerian Forward.  £87m  Now down to £50m  for 18 year old Le Quotidien du Foot, Bootroom. Replacement for Aubameyang. Express, Goal, Footy Extras.  Boot Room
88 Danilo Pereira Man U Midfielder We will get him if we don’t get Partey. ESPN
89 Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid. (26 year old from Ghana) Midfielder.  Express saying this might involve a swap deal. Boot Room says Lacazette in exchange. Turned down PSG for Arsenal Metro, Goal.  Squawka quote €50m.  HITC also.  He’ll move if At Mad dont get Champs Lge  Just £45m!  Guardian.  Metro now says Arsenal can’t afford him. Deal close. He’s expected at Arsenal for next season.  HITC talking this up
NEW Lorenzo Pellegrini Roma Midfielder Teamtalk, Eurofootball Rumours, Bleacher, Sports Mole, Daily Cannon, Sky Sports all blame each other for the tale.
91 Adrien Rabiot Juventus Midfield.  Juve keen to sell according to media. Just Arsenal, Standard.  Torreira to be sold.  TransferSport Witness says we are “leaning towards” getting them. Sports Mole says could happen.
NEW Chris Richards Bayern Munich Defender; HITC, TransferMarket Chelsea, Valencia and one major Bundesliga side also interested.
Update Marc Roca Espanyol To replace Ceballos Sport, 4th official.  “Arsenal want to pay £13.5m less than what’s needed for midfielder” says HITC
94 Declan Rice West Ham Holding midfielder in the style of Gilberto Express (according to Arsenal “legend” P Merson)
95 Emil Roback Hammarby, Sweden. 17 year old forward TBR, spotted at London Colney
96 James Rodriguez Real Madrid He could leave on a free Mail. Arsenal and Man U after him (Team Talk)
97 Kays Ruiz-Atil PSG ‘next Lionel Messi’, 17 year old, central midfield, on the left wing or an outright striker L’Équipe
NEW Allan Saint-Maximin Newcastle Winger Express, Northern Echo
99 Mohammed Salisu Real Valladolid; he’s a defender with a €12 million release clause. Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Napoli are also interested. Mundo Deportivo has indeed said that Arsenal are among the clubs interested
Update Malang Sarr Nice 21 year old centre back.  Feb 2018: Football Observatory said “world’s fifth-most promising footballer under 20.” HITC: “Bargain of the summer,” Sun: “Skint Arsenal on hunt for free transfers”. Bleacher and Football Whispers also has this.
101 Patrik Schick Roma on loan to RB Leipzig 24 year old attacker, 9 goals in 18 games Gazzetta dello Sport
102 Rafa Silva Benfica Attacking midfielder £71.5m says the  Metro.  The Boot Room says he will only cost £15m.
103 Chris Smalling Roma on loan from Man U; Roma pulled out of deal for him Centre back.  Tottenham, Liverpool on alert (Express) Just Arsenal News; Arsenal launch £25m bid; Mirror.  HITC, Express, Standard.  Only if Man U get Koulibaly (Just Arsenal)
104 Carlos Soler Valencia Central or right midfield Sky Sports, Standard, FoLo,  Agent says he’s happy to stay where he is  Daily Star.
NEW John Stones Man City Centre back Manchester Evening News, 90 mins.  Arsenal and Everton in battle for him.  Sun says he is leaving.  Carragher says he won’t play for Man C again.
NEW Dominik Szoboszlai Red Bull Salzburg 19 year old central midfielder He has played for them 44 times so far. Milan also want him as do PSG (Calciomercato.com)
107 Nicolás Tagliafico Ajaz £20m.   27 year old left back Standard, Daily Mail
108 Malick Thiaw Schalke 04. 18 year old central defender Sport Review; Daily Mail Liverpool and Man C also interested.
109 Corentin Tolisso Bayern Munich, central midfield Man U want him.  Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Napoli monitoring him Express, FootMercato.  Just Arsenal News say it is between Arsenal and Man U
110 Ferran Torres Villa Real 23 years old, Centra back Santi Caz is talking him up. Sun £43m.  Santi Caz is talking him up. He’s learning English! (Just Arsenal)
111 Adama Traore Wolverhampton He’s 24, a wing back or midfield, or a winger Daily Star.  He started out with Barcelona.
112 Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Centre back Express says he’s available at a discount as he’s always injured
113 Cengiz Under Roma Right wing, also plays for Turkey Leggo: Arsenal could swap him for Mkhitaryan and some money HITC, the Boot Room and the Express.
114 Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig Central defender.  Was all the rage as a transfer a year ago Football.London. “Arsenal have won the battle to sign him”  Express.
115 Gabriel Veron Palmeiras He’s a 17 year old forward “The Brazilian wonderkid” Football London
116 Domagoj Vida Besiktas Defender Aksam
117 Walce Sao Paulo Defender Talk Sport, Sport Witness
NEW Wout Weghorst Wolfsberg  £32m Team Talk, Express, Blid.  Replacement for Aubameyang
119 Willian Chelsea, winger, attacking midfield Talks have broken down with Chelsea, Arsenal now favourites Metro, Fo.Lo, Sun, ESPN, Whoscored. Mail and Sun say he’s the top target.  Mail now saying he’s on the way.
120 Chris Wood Burnley Replacement for Aubameyang Lancs Live, Who Scored, Up the clarets and Team Talk
121 Freddie Woodman Newcastle on loan at Swanse Goalkeeper for Swansea City, on loan from Newcastle United. Chronicle Live, TBR, 90 mins, Soccersouls, Teamtalk, HITC, BBC, Sports Lens, FL World
122 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Winger This old story has been brought back by Sky – so it is new this week for this window. Pain in the Arsenal, Bleacher

 

2 Replies to “8 new players coming to Arsenal to give us 122 transfer rumours this summer”

  1. Quite true UA. Us Gooners can consider the above list of the 122 players that Arsenal are not going to sign during the next summer transfer deals. But maybe and just maybe, Arsenal could sign Danny Ceballos from Real Madrid on a permanent deal or take him again for another one season loan deal this summer window. This is because the Gunners head coach, Mikel Arteta has sounded to be keen at retaining the Spaniard at the Emirates Stadium beyond this current season’s campaign.

    I believe us still are aware that Arsenal have for next season’s campaign signed the centreback William Saliba from St Entiem who will report to Arsenal this season. And already Arsenal are looking to be having an over bolted senior team specialist defenders on their books if the club decided to keep all of: Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers, Holding, Luiz, Mari, Sokratis, Mustafi, Mavropanos, Saliba, Kolasinac,Tierney. By my counting these are 12 specialist senior team defenders who are currently at Arsenal. And Mikel Arteta is looking to be very interested to retain all these 12 specialist defenders at Arsenal at least for next summer campaign as a platform for senior team squad solidity building. And I wouldn’t fault him if he does this as Tony Adams the former long term Gunners successful captain has highlighted the necessity for Arsenal to think of doing just that. However, 12 specialIst senior team defenders if they all remain in the first team squad next summer campaign could over scale the senior team specialist defenders slot in the 25 man senior team squad for the club that is being allowed by the FA. But if Arteta will limit the Arsenal midfield to have not more than 8 specialist senior team midfielders for next summer campaign and also have 4 senior team strikers, why not? For a start of a new innovation for Arsenal that could be very successful, he could keep all the 12 senior team specialist defenders who are currently at the club for next season’s summer campaign as the season campaign could demand to have such a strong number of senior team specialist defenders to help mitigate against having any senior injury crisis which could hamper to derail the club having a successful next season’s campaign in the Premier League.

    Save, if the club offload any of their senior team specialist defenders this summer, I can’t see Arsenal signing any new senior team specialist defender for next summer campaign. But maybe the club could offload some senior team players in their midfield and striker’s departments and bring in some top rated ones as their replacements but I wouldn’t know.

  2. UA, please allow me to edit my earlier comment posting as below.

    It’s quite true UA. Us Gooners can consider the above list of the 122 players as the players who Arsenal are not going to sign during the next summer transfer deals. But maybe and just maybe, the club could sign Danny Ceballos from Real Madrid on a permanent deal or take him again for another long season’s loan deal this summer window. This is because the Gunners head coach, Mikel Arteta has sounded to be keen at retaining the Spaniard at the Emirates Stadium beyond this current season’s campaign.

    I believe us still are aware that Arsenal have in advance for next season’s campaign signed the centreback William Saliba from St Entiem at the beginning of this season who will report to Arsenal for next season’s campaign. But already Arsenal are looking to be having an over bolted senior team specialist defenders on their books if the club decided to keep all of: Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers, Holding, Luiz, Mari, Sokratis, Mustafi, Mavropanos, Saliba, Kolasinac,Tierney who are the specialist defenders at the club. And Mikel Arteta is looking to be very interested to retain all these 12 specialist defenders currently at Arsenal at least for next summer campaign to use them as a platform for building a senior team squad defence consistent in lasting solidity. And I wouldn’t fault him if he does this as Tony Adams the former long term Gunners successful captain has highlighted the necessity for Arsenal to think of doing just that. However, 12 specialIst senior team defenders if they all remain in the first team squad for next summer campaign they could over scale their senior team specialist defenders slot in the 25 man senior team squad for the club that is allowed by the FA. But if Arteta will limit the Arsenal midfield to have not more than 8 specialist senior team midfielders for next summer campaign and also have 4 senior team specialist strikers, why not for a start of a new innovation for Arsenal that could be very successful? He could keep all the 12 senior team specialist defenders who are currently at the club for next season’s summer campaign as next summer campaign could demand to the chub have such a strong number of senior team specialist defenders in the senior team to help mitigate against any senior team injury crisis that could occurred to hamper the team efforts thereby derail Arsenal again from having a successful season’s campaign in the Premier League next season.

    Save, if the club does offload any of their senior team specialist defenders this summer, I can’t see Arsenal signing any new senior team specialist defender for next summer campaign. But maybe the club could offload some senior team players in their midfield and striker’s departments to bring in some top rated ones as replacements but I wouldn’t know.

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