All 48 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal and 22 tipped to be going.

By Sir Hardly Anyone

“Aston Villa deal Arsenal huge blow as they close in on club record signing of Emiliano Buendia after agreeing £40m deal with Norwich… as midfielder has medical in Argentina after agreeing personal terms.”

So sayeth the Daily Mail, and of course they have to say that because all through the last month or so we have been told that Arsenal are going out to buy their way out of trouble.

We’ve been saying that Arsenal are not in trouble, and that the problems that we found earlier in the last season have all had the exit routes found.  But of course most of the media still refuse to believe it.  So the transfer nonsense grinds on and on.

For example the Daily Mail just don’t get it with “It’s been a very forgettable season at the Emirates Stadium…”  The approach to cutting out tackling in order to get round the PGMO propensity to give free kicks against and yellow cards to Arsenal just goes on and on. 

Here are the stories so far.  On past seasons’ experience I think it will just one or two of these players.

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
NEW Yuri Alberto Inter Forward 20 year old Brazilian.  Inter need the money
5 Loic Bade Lens Defender Boot Room
6 Nicolo Barella Inter Milan Centre midfield Anfield Central
Update Sander Berge Sheffield Utd Midfield HITC; Express – he was seen out with Odegaard,  Caught OffsideBut Arsenal not willing to pay the asking price.
8 Ryan Bertrand Southampton Left back Mirror
Update Yves Bissouma Brighton Midfield Africa Football, Express, TBR, HITC, FoLo. No he’s going to Liverpool (Express) – it’s a swap deal with Nketiah. “Fans in meltdown” FoLo
10 Josip Brekalo Wolfsberg Winger Just Arsenal
Update Emiliano Buendia Norwich Playmaker Daily Mail, Metro, FL, Boot Room, Sportslens, HITC, TBR, Teamtalk, Telegraph, F365, FoLo, HITC.  Told to forget AFC and sign for Villa (Birmingham Live).  Arsenal have offered £35m (Star). Caught offside say its on. And HITC
12 Eduaro Camavinga Rennes Midfield Will cost around €50million, Caught offside.
NEW Luis Campos Lille Sporting director Would handle transfers.  Charlie Watts says good idea
NEW Zeki Celik Lille Right back Standard, Just Arsenal, Sports Lens, Sport Review  Man U, Totts also interested.  HITC say it would be a bargain fee.
Update Nathan Collins Stoke City Defender Sun, TBR.  (Arsenal buying an “uncompromising” Stoke defender????).   The 72.
16  Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Midfield Just Arsenal, FoLo: Arsenal will have to wait.  Winterburn says “don’t”
17 Patson Daka RB Salzburg Striker TBR Football
Update Moussa Dembele Lyon (At. Madrid) Striker Daily Express, HITC.  FoLo: “Fresh Arsenal links”
Update Sergino Dest Barcelona Right back Bleacher claims he has  £343 million release clause.  HITC says could be on at lower price!  HITC now says it is on
Update Oddsonne Edouard Celtic Striker Daily Star.  FoLo says Leicester and Milan want him.
NEW Matteo Guendouzi Arsenal! Midfield He’s been in disgrace so long it seems like he’s already gone but Metro is saying he will be given a contract extension & return
22 Achraf Hakimi Inter Milan Right Back Daily Express, HITC
NEW Kyle Joseph Swansea Forward Wales online: Swansea, Rangers, Celtic also want him
Update Jules Kounde Sevilla Centre back Daily Express, Star, HITC.  Sports Mole says offer about to go in.
25 Layvin Kurzawa PSG Left Back Sport Witness
NEW Albert Sambi Lokonga Anderlecht Midfield Like Yaya Toure, better than Yves Bissouma.  TBR says, could be available on the cheap.  Henry recommends. Henry recommends.
27 Noussair Mazraoui Bayern Munich Right back 101 great goals
28 Riyad Mahrez Manchester City Forward Daily Mail, Leicester Mercury, Football London, Sport Review, TBR.  AFC pushing forward to deal.
29 Neto Barcelona Goalkeeper Caught Offside
Update Andre Onana Ajax Keeper (currently banned for one year) Caught Offside, Mail, Telegraph.  Mirror says Arsenal’s keeper coach prefers him to Leno for immediate change. Teleg says we’ll buy no matter what happens in court.  Hard Tackle: deal close. HITC says he wants to join but Arsenal offer too low
31 Paul Onuachu Genk Striker Sport Witness
32 Michael Olise Reading Midfield All Nigerian Soccer
NEW Aaron Ramsey Juventus Midfield Just Arsenal News says cash plus Bellerin will do it
Update Emerson Royal Real Betis loaned from Barcelona Right back Sport Witness; could happen this week (31 May).  Not happening “despite relentless speculation”- HITC commenting on its own news coverage.
35 Kays Ruiz-Atil  PSG Midfield Just Arsenal News
Update Manor Solomon Shakhtar Donetsk Winger Football.London, HITC.  “Looking for a house,” TBR
Update Raheem Sterling Manchester City Forward Daily Mail, TBR. the Hard Tackle  Cost £49m. Sport Review.  HITC says Ferdinand says he’s unplayable.
38 Edmond Tapsoba Bayer Leverkusen Defender Caught offside.
39 Tiago Tomas Sporting CP, Metro striker May not come as we don’t have Europe
40 Wojciech Szczesny Juventus Goal Sport Witness; Szczesny counts as home grown 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).  TeamTalk suggest it is on.  FoLo – its £60m or nothing. Chelsea, Man U beating Arsenal.
42 Tiago Tomas Sporting Lisbon Forward 442: 60m euros agreed. But player refused Arsenal
43 Ivan Toney Brentford Forward Brentford say no.
44 Pau Torres Villareal Centre back Football London
NEW Kieran Trippier Atletico Madrid Right back Star
46 Cengiz Under Roma HITC: In exchange for Xhaka
47 Dusan Vlahovic Fiorentina Striker Teamtalk, FoLo.   This is futbol: “he’s not going”
NEW Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Wing TBR.  Same story as for the last four transfer windows

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

The Leavers Chart 

No Player Going to Reported by.
Update Aubameyang Chelsea Telegraph: Arsenal can’t afford to keep him.  Teamtalk & TBR say yes
2 Hector Bellerin Real Betis Sport Witness (now running story again), Just Arsenal.  TBR say its Atletico Madrid.  Man U (Just Arsenal)
3 Dani Ceballos Real Madrid Daily Express
Update Matteo Guendouzi. Brighton Daily Express.  Just Arsenal say Olympique Marseille.  FoLo & TBR (suddenly picking up on the Brighton story) & Hard Tackle agree.  HITC have Brighton. TBR outraged. OM, for Sports Lens. Deal done with Marseille (Cannon)
Update Sead Kolasinac Not staying at Schalke Football London.  Confirmed on 3 June.  “Terminate his contract” is the illegal suggestion in HITC
6 Alexandre Lacazette Daily Express
NEW Bernd Leno HITC says he wants to leave; lots of clubs asking about him
8 David Luiz Daily Express
9 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Daily Express
10 Konstantinos Mavropanos Stuttgart Daily Express, Kicker
Update Reiss Nelson Olympiacos Daily Express, Sport Witness.  TBR urging Arsenal to sell him
Update Eddie Nketiah Brighton or Watford or Leeds Sports Lens, Sussex Live, HITC.  TBR talking up Watford.  Football Insider says Leeds
Update Martin Odegaard Real Madrid Daily Express.  Just Arsenal News say he can stay for €60 Million.  HITC says going back to Real Mad. TBR – he’s going on loan again. Star says he likes new manager
NEW Samuele Ricci Empoli Leicester also interested.  Central midfield
15 Mat Ryan Brighton Daily Express
16 Runar Alex Runarsson Daily Express
17 William Saliba West Ham, Bayer Leverkusen Hammers New, Daily Canon
NEW Emile Smith Rowe Aston Villa Caught offside who blame the Telegraph.  Also Birmingham Mail. SR allegedly refusing to sign new contract.  Being repeated;
19 Lucas Torreira Atletico Madrid Daily Express
20 Willian MLS or Chelsea Givemesport HITC says not going to happen
21 Joe Willock Newcastle Daily Express
22 Granit Xhaka Roma Sports Witness, Sky Sports,, Mirror, Athletic (he just wants to leave).  HITC – he’s agreed to go.  TBR Arsenal reject bid. Inside futbul – it’s on.  TBR – Roman getting impatient.

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2 Replies to “All 48 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal and 22 tipped to be going.”

  1. reading the reactions to 25-y-o buendia’s transfer to villa is great fun
    (whisper it but) i really didn’t see the point in buying the lad
    he might be a good player (i didn’t see much of him, tbh, not enough for my opinion to be worth anything, anyway)
    but … was it a dream or weren’t the three outstanding arsenal players of the season:
    19-y-o saka, 20-y-o smithrowe, 21-y-o willock (not in a red and white shirt, unfortunately)??
    i.e. 3 players who (more or less) play in the same position as buendia – not to mention 21-y-o nelson, who might be the most gifted of the bunch and just has to be given the same soothing treatment as the one bruce applied to willock, or again 17-y-o Hutchinson who strikes me as a truly amazing prospect …
    a very happy un-deal this whole narrative turned out to be, imo (but i do wish buendia all the best for his villa career)

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