By Sir Hardly Anyone
As Untold has been showing over recent days, the Arsenal statistics have been sensational of late, leaving the rampant raging negativists with nothing to do except say you can prove anything with statistics.
But as we have seen, even they are getting desperate, with the Guardian reduced to quoting a blog that hasn’t been published for 18 months, and the rest of the media simply telling us Arsenal have been useless, without any reference to the stats. Stats which show Arsenal having multiple top performers in the past month of the season, and a brilliant team run since Christmas.
But still the media carry on, which is why we now have…
Insult of the day: “Neto, meanwhile, has been linked with Arsenal by Mundo Deportivo, and could be a useful addition to Mikel Arteta’s struggling side.” (Caught Offside). In what sense have Arsenal been struggling since Christmas? They don’t tell us.
Player of the day: Emiliano Buendia (pictured) whom everyone is talking about his transfer to Arsenal. He scored 15 goals in 39 games for Norwich last season in the Championship, but (what no mention is made of) one goal in 36 the season before. That season was in the Premier League. His career figures are
|2017–2018||Cultural Leonesa (loan)||40||(6)|
The rather finely named Cultural Leonesa is a Spanish second division club.
Thought for the day: Yves Bissouma and Pepe “interacted” in the final match, suggesting a move to Arsenal.
Nice tribute of the day, from The National News “Newcastle United 2020/21 season ratings: Joe Willock 9, Steve Bruce 5, Joelinton 3”
So here is the updated list of players coming in… (FL = Football London)
|No||Player||Current club (Loan)||Position||Reported by|
|1||Max Aarons||Norwich||Full back||Daily Express|
|3||Sander Berge||Sheffield Utd||Midfield||HITC|
|4||Yves Bissouma||Brighton||Midfield||Africa Football, Express, TBR, HITC|
|NEW||Emiliano Buendia||Norwich||Playmaker||Daily Mail, Metro, FL, Boot Room, Sportslens, HITC, TBR, Teamtalk, Telegraph, F365, FoLo|
|6||Moussa Dembele||Lyon (At. Madrid)||Striker||Daily Express, HITC|
|NEW||Oddsonne Edouard||Celtic||Striker||Daily Star|
|8||Jules Kounde||Sevilla||Centre back||Daily Express|
|9||Layvin Kurzawa||PSG||Left Back||Sport Witness|
|11||Paul Onuachu||Genk||Striker||Sport Witness|
|12||Kays Ruiz-Atil||PSG||Midfield||Just Arsenal News|
|Update||Edmond Tapsoba||Bayer Leverkusen||Centre back||HITC, Just Arsenal News (twice)|
|NEW||Pau Torres||Villareal||Centre back||Football London|
And the list of players we are about to lose (according to “reports”)
|No||Player||Going to||Reported by.|
|1||Bellerin||Real Betis||Sport Witness|
|2||David Luiz||Daily Express|
|3||Mat Ryan||Brighton||Daily Express|
|4||Dani Ceballos||Rea; Madrid||Daily Express|
|5||Martin Odegaard||Real Madrid||Daily Express|
|6||Runar Alex Runarsson||Daily Express|
|7||Sead Kolasinac||Not staying at Schalke||Football London|
|8||Konstantinos Mavropanos||Daily Express|
|9||Granit Xhaka||Wants to leave||The Athletic|
|10||Lucas Torreira||Atletico Madrid||Daily Express|
|11||Matteo Guendouzi.||Not staying at WBA||Daily Express|
|12||Ainsley Maitland-Niles||Daily Express|
|13||Joe Willock||Newcastle||Daily Express|
|14||Willian||MLS or Chelsea||Givemesport|
|15||Reiss Nelson||Daily Express|
|Update||Eddie Nketiah||Brighton||Sports Lens|
|17||Alexandre Lacazette||Daily Express|
Finally the returning loanees who might return to Arsenal’s team next season
|Player||Where he’s been||What happened; what next|
|MatteoGuendouzi||Hertha Berlin||Fell out with new manager after a good start|
|Sead Kolasinac||Schalke||Club relegated|
|Ainsley Maitland Niles||West Bromwich Al||Club relegated but reports of AMN very positive. But has desire to play midfield not full back.|
|Dinos Mavropanos||Stuttgart||Did v. well after initial injury. Likely to stay on loan|
|William Saliba||Nice||After injury played well and expected to return to AFC|
|Luca Torreira||Atletico Madrid||Won the League in Spain, wants to return to Boca Juniors|
|Joe Willock||Newcastle United||The star of the show. Youngest ever player to score in seven consecutive PL games, and Newcastle’s equal top scorer in this regard (equal to Shearer)|
Transfers, Arsenal and the media – the latest tales
- The absolute proof that Arsenal has turned itself around. Now to avoid the danger.
- Using a defunct blog to knock the Arsenal: the media sinks lower still
- What happens to Arsenal if the media get their way?
- How 8 Arsenal players swept to the top 20 table in Europe this month
- How the Daily Mail’s war against Arsenal treats fans as Neanderthals
- How much money does a club have to spend to get to the top of the PL?
- Injuries Time to sack Tierney accordinig to one part of the media
- Next season starting lineup and the new Financial Fair Play rules
- The huge bias of referees is proven. PGMO and media fight back.
- 93 players rumoured to be going to Arsenal. Are the journos getting lazy?
- The home and away scandal: ignorance, or cover up?