By Sir Hardly Anyone.
Astonishing? well yes. We need to get rid of two senior players in order just to get down to 25 before we start bringing anyone else in, otherwise we will be left with players we can’t get rid of and will have to pay.
Guendouzi has gone, but he is not in the “25” calculations as he is under 21 by FA rules. And yet apparently Arsenal are about to buy Thomas Partey. But the window closes tonight, so that would leave us three players over.
Report: Arsenal completing £45m deal for Thomas Partey: The Boot Room, the Standard, Metro. Football London, 101 Great Goals, Football Talk, Daily Canon, FoLo (again), Express, Sports Mole. FoLo also running “Manchester United told to hijack Arsenal £45m Thomas Partey transfer”
Arsenal agree £900,000 deal with Hertha Berlin for teenage defender Omar Rekik Mail Online
Arsenal set to complete deadline-day deal as striker signs four-year contract Metro.co.uk. That is Nikolaj Moller (he’s 18 so not problem with the 25. (Also the Boot Room)
Report: 27-year-old’s Arsenal departure looks set to fall through on deadline day (That’s Kolsasinac, so one of our sales has gone). HITC, Just Arsenal News. But Sead Kolasinac could stay at Arsenal after Bayer Leverkusen transfer issue Daily Star.. “Report: £100,000-a-week Arsenal player’s proposed Emirates exit in danger of collapse” The Boot Room. Daily Canon
Report: Arsenal agree six-figure fee for teenage target; still to undergo medical before joining U23s. (Omar Rekik; The Boot Room, Mail Online
Claim player’s Arsenal exit finalised – Contract ‘registered’ for ‘dry’ loan deal (Torreira has completed a move to Atlético Madrid, Sport Witness. OK that is one player out, but we need two more, one because we are still one over and if we have just bought Partey we are back where we started.)
Gunnersaurus among Arsenal redundancies BBC, Inside Futbol (Sorry that doesn’t count)
So there is little about clearing the squad to reduce by two to get to 25 and then reduce for the incoming Partey. That is three players we need to get rid of. Torreria is the only one being mentioned, so we are again back to having two players too many.
Are we really letting this happen? What do the Kroenke’s think of paying players not to play?
And the Metro offers, “Piers Morgan fumes at Arsenal after club sack long-serving mascot Gunnersaurus” Although I did see this one…
“Bayern Munich sign free agent Gunnersaurus as mascot for reserves” (
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