29 players are looking to sign for Arsenal and 18 are tipped to leave this summer

By Sir Hardly Anyone

One of the prime reasons for the media wanting to tell us that Arsenal is in crisis, and that the fact that the last two thirds of the season was not a brilliant period for the club, is because it gives them plenty to write about.

We’ve noted here how some websites are putting out Arsenal transfer rumours more or less ever 90 minutes day and night – and of course they can’t do that if it is agreed that the club is doing well, and so does not need replacements.

So they continue to pour out the comings and goings, and just to see if they can exceed their previous record of three out of every 100 transfers correct, we’re keeping track once again.

The rumours chart 

No Player Current club  Position Reported by
1  Max Aarons Norwich Full back Daily Express
2 Houssem Aouar Lyon Midfield Football.London
3 Tosin Adarabioyo Fulham Centre back Daily Express
4 Loic Bade Lens Defender Boot Room
5 Sander Berge Sheffield Utd Midfield HITC; Express – he was seen out with Odegaard
NEW Ryan Bertrand Southampton Left back Mirror
7 Yves Bissouma Brighton Midfield Africa Football, Express, TBR, HITC.  No he’s going to Liverpool (Express) – it’s a swap deal with Nketiah.
NEW Josip Brekalo Wolfsberg Winger Just Arsenal
9 Emiliano Buendia Norwich Playmaker Daily Mail, Metro, FL, Boot Room, Sportslens, HITC, TBR, Teamtalk, Telegraph, F365, FoLo
NEW Nathan Collins Stoke City Defender Sun, TBR.  (Arsenal buying an “uncompromising” Stoke defender????)
11  Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Midfield Just Arsenal, FoLo: Arsenal will have to wait
NEW Patson Daka RB Salzburg Striker TBR Football
13 Moussa Dembele Lyon (At. Madrid) Striker Daily Express, HITC
14 Oddsonne Edouard Celtic Striker Daily Star
Update Achraf Hakimi Inter Milan Right Back Daily Express, HITC
16 Jules Kounde Sevilla Centre back Daily Express, Star, HITC
17 Layvin Kurzawa PSG Left Back Sport Witness
NEW Riyad Mahrez Manchester City Forward Daily Mail, Leicester Mercury, Football London, Sport Review
19 Neto Barcelona Goalkeeper Caught Offside
20 Paul Onuachu Genk Striker Sport Witness
21 Michael Olise Reading Midfield All Nigerian Soccer
22 Kays Ruiz-Atil  PSG Midfield Just Arsenal News
NEW Raheem Sterling Manchester City Forward Daily Mail, TBR. the Hard Tackle  Cost £49m. Sport Review
NEW Wojciech Szczesny Juventus Goal Sport Witness; Szczesny counts as home ground and that could be the key point.
Update Edmond Tapsoba Bayer Leverkusen Centre back HITC, Just Arsenal News (twice), Daily Cannon (may be too expensive)
NEW Tiago Tomas Sporting Lisbon Sporting Lisbon 60m euros agreed.
27 Pau Torres Villareal Centre back Football London
 NEW Cengiz Under Roma HITC: In exchange for Xhaka
29 Dusan Vlahovic Fiorentina Striker Teamtalk, FoLo.   This is futbol: “he’s not going”

And the list of players we are about to lose (according to “reports”)

The Leavers Chart 

No Player Going to Reported by.
Update Hector Bellerin Real Betis Sport Witness (now running story again), Just Arsenal
2 Dani Ceballos Rea; Madrid Daily Express
Update Matteo Guendouzi. Brighton Daily Express.  Just Arsenal say Olympique Marseille.  FoLo & TBR & Hared Tackle agree.  HITC have Brighton.
4 Sead Kolasinac Not staying at Schalke Football London
5 Alexandre Lacazette Daily Express
6 David Luiz Daily Express
7 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Daily Express
8 Konstantinos Mavropanos Stuttgart Daily Express, Kicker
9 Reiss Nelson Daily Express
10 Eddie Nketiah Brighton or Watford Sports Lens, Sussex Live, HITC
11 Martin Odegaard Real Madrid Daily Express
12 Mat Ryan Brighton Daily Express
13 Runar Alex Runarsson Daily Express
Update William Saliba West Ham, Bayer Leverkusen Hammers New, Daily Canon
15 Lucas Torreira Atletico Madrid Daily Express
16 Willian MLS or Chelsea Givemesport HITC says not going to happen
17 Joe Willock Newcastle Daily Express
Update Granit Xhaka Roma Sports Witness, Sky Sports, cultofcalcio.com, Mirror, Athletic (he just wants to leave).  HITC – he’s agreed to go.  TBR Arsenal reject bid

And one more – management and coaching

Tony Strudwick, claiming Sheffield Wednesday’s outgoing head of sports science and medicine is to become head of academy performance at Arsenal.


The Mirror, The Express, the Daily Record, Daily Star, Daily Record, and Football London – plus some 20 other titles are all owned by the same company: Reach plc.  Isn’t that strange.

Last year 97 in each 100 rumours we noted turned out to be untrue.

3 Replies to “29 players are looking to sign for Arsenal and 18 are tipped to leave this summer”

  1. All this rumors is because Mikel Arteta is not doing well otherwise they will not what to write because there will be no room for rumors he who fetch firewood full of ants invite the lizards if everyone is not seeing that Arteta is not doing well I am seeing it that he is not doing well on his own he has no best eleven any player the media write about he will go for him his only good in condemning good players like Goundoezi and William Saliba and yet he is looking for under 19 players to players will we die in feeders every year is not time for us to come out with a strong team

  2. OK George: “All this rumors is because Mikel Arteta is not doing well”
    But for the second two thirds of the season he was doing brilliantly – the second best manager in the league. And those rumours only started recently. Odd isn’t it.

  3. The irony of Guendouzi to Brighton is not lost on me. He will be able to link up with his buddy – Maupay.

    HITC say that a Bissouma/Guendouzi swap deal with bring the “rice” down.

    Anybody fancy a curry?

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