Players tipped to come to Arsenal reaches 66: the full list

By Sir Hardly Anyone.

The kindest thing to say to the increasingly desperate journalists and bloggers running the transfer rumours is, “you’re having a laugh”.  The tragedy is they portray the image of deadly seriousness.

The stunning success of Arsenal after the audacious tactical change that we’ve outlined so often everyone is now bored with it, is ignored.

The fact that even the most outrageous idiot-journalist isn’t tipping Arsenal to buy more than eight players.  And so far they have 66 rumours recorded this window.

And still there is not one thought for the post-Brexit transfer arrangements mean bringing in European players is now a lot more difficult.  Nor that pesky home-grown quota.  As noted exclusively here (because no one else wants to admit it) we are way down on home grown players but already full up with foreigners.  So for every foreign grown player entering, we are going to have to kick another one out.  And the journalists are saying that our players are so poor that it is unclear who is going to give us anything like a decent price.

Here’s a few comments from the uneducated in such matters… this time the best of FoLo

“It’s safe to say the Gunners’ manager and technical director have little room for error if they’re to avoid a third straight eighth-place finish in the Premier League next season.”


“Mikel Arteta has promised that he and Edu will oversee a “ruthless” squad overhaul this summer” 

Really?  I missed that one.

The Daily Star is the latest to offer a new Arsenal starting XI.  So where are all those other transfers going to fit in???


Bellerin, White, Holding, Tierney;

Bissouma, Partey;

Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka;


Here’s the transfer list, according to bloggers and journalists.   We’ll see how many they got right in September.  And also just how many names they can mention by then.  Most seasons it is about 110, so we are just over half way there.

No Player Current club  Position Reported by
1  Max Aarons Norwich Full back Daily Express
NEW Abdul Abdulmalik Millwall Forward Mail.  Swansea have made a bid.
3 Houssem Aouar Lyon Midfield Football.London (FoLo)
Update Tosin Adarabioyo Fulham Centre back Daily Express.  Just £10m (Daily Cannon) until 1 month before new season.
5 Yuri Alberto Inter Forward 20 year old Brazilian.  Inter need the money
NEW Joachim Andersen Lyon Centre back Replacement for David Luiz. £20m. FFC.
7 Loic Bade Lens Defender Boot Room
8 Folarin Balogun Arsenal academy Striker All Nigeria Soccer says he is in the party going to USA for pre-season.
9 Nicolo Barella Inter Milan Centre midfield Anfield Central
10 Sander Berge Sheffield Utd Midfield HITC; Express – he was seen out with Odegaard,   Arsenal not willing to pay the asking price. Caught offside: Price dropped.  VG says Arsenal interested, so does FoLo.
11 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.  He’s wanting a move (Rousingthekop).  Anfield Cental: Liverpool will regret this.  £50m quoted
13 Josip Brekalo Wolfsberg Winger Just Arsenal
14 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.  No – he went to Villa
15 Eduaro Camavinga Rennes Midfield Will cost around €50million, Caught offside.  TBR say he is compared to Vieira
16 Luis Campos Lille Sporting director Would handle transfers.  Charlie Watts says good idea
Update Hakan Calhanoglu AC Milan Midfield Out of contract this summer.  HITC – “exceptionally talented”
18 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.
19 Nathan Collins Stoke City Defender Sun, TBR.  (Arsenal buying an “uncompromising” Stoke defender????).   The 72.
NEW Joaquin Correa Lazio Forward TBR £30m.
Update  Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Midfield Just Arsenal, FoLo: Arsenal will have to wait.  Winterburn says “don’t”.  Just Arsenal says Arsenal interested
22 Patson Daka RB Salzburg Striker TBR Football
Update Moussa Dembele Lyon (At. Madrid) Striker Daily Express, HITC.  FoLo: “Fresh Arsenal links”.  Just Arsenal: he can leave
24 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
25 Josh Doig Hibs Left back The Scotsman.  £5m.  FoLo say Arsenal desperate to buy a new left back.
26 Oddsonne Edouard Celtic Striker Daily Star.  FoLo says Leicester and Milan want him.
27 Nabil Fekir Real Betis Forward HITC: wants to move to Arsenal.  FoLo says it is on.  TBR says he wants to join.
28 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
29 Achraf Hakimi Inter Milan Right Back Daily Express, HITC
Update Alexander Isak Real Sociedad Forward The Athletic says Arsenal interested.  HITC re-running it.  And FoLo
31 Joan Jordan. Sevilla Midfield TBR says Sevilla don’t want to sell.
32 Kyle Joseph Swansea Forward Wales online: Swansea, Rangers, Celtic also want him
NEW Glen Kamara Rangers Midfield Rangers News
34 Jules Kounde Sevilla Centre back Daily Express, Star, HITC.  Sports Mole says offer about to go in.  TBR says Arsenal moving in.
35 Layvin Kurzawa PSG Left Back Sport Witness
36 Albert Sambi Lokonga Anderlecht Midfield Like Yaya Toure, better than Yves Bissouma.  TBR says, could be available on the cheap.  Henry recommends. Henry recommends.
37 Noussair Mazraoui Bayern Munich Right back 101 great goals
38 Riyad Mahrez Manchester City Forward Daily Mail, Leicester Mercury, Football London, Sport Review, TBR.  AFC pushing forward to deal. HITC says he has announced he is not going
Update Ruben Neves Wolverhampton Wands Midfield Dail Mail: Wolv. wanting £41m; TBR “move is imminent”.  Swap for Maitland Niles (Mirror).  Arriving this week.  Replacing Xhaka (HITC).  No this week (which is the following week).  F365. “A bad move” Agbonlahor
40 Neto Barcelona Goalkeeper Caught Offside
Update Andre Onana Ajax Keeper (banned for one year, reduced to 9 months on appeal) 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,  Now say Arsenal are great fans. CAS has reduced his sentence to nine months (TBR).  Inside Football says AFC to bid.
42 Paul Onuachu Genk Striker Sport Witness
43 Michael Olise Reading Midfield All Nigerian Soccer
44 Charlie Patino Arsenal Academy Defensive midfield 17 year old.  Maybe going to under 23s first.  HITC
NEW Rodrigo de Paul Udinese Attacking midfield Caught offside.  Liverpool and Leeds also looking.  AFC late interest (caughtoffside).  HITC.
46 Aaron Ramsey Juventus Midfield Just Arsenal News says cash plus Bellerin will do it.  Mirror says it is on.  Mirror – its swap for Bellerin plus cash
47 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.
Update Guido Rodriguez Real Betis Defensive midfield HITC; Just Arsenal News
49 Kays Ruiz-Atil  PSG Midfield Just Arsenal News
NEW Matt Ryan Brighton Goal HITC: he wants first team football
51 Manor Solomon Shakhtar Donetsk Winger Football.London, HITC.  “Looking for a house,” TBR.  Arsenal put in bid.  HITC
52 Raheem Sterling Manchester City Forward Daily Mail, TBR. the Hard Tackle  Cost £49m. Sport Review.  HITC says Ferdinand says he’s unplayable.
 53 Wojciech Szczesny Juventus Goal Sport Witness; Szczesny counts as home grown and that could be the key point.
54 Edmond Tapsoba Bayer Leverkusen Defender Caught offside.
55 Tiago Tomas Sporting CP, Metro striker May not come as we don’t have Europe
56 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.
57 Tiago Tomas Sporting Lisbon Forward 442: 60m euros agreed. But player refused Arsenal
58 Ivan Toney Brentford Forward Brentford say no.
59 Pau Torres Villareal Centre back Football London
60 Kieran Trippier Atletico Madrid Right back Star
61 Cengiz Under Roma Right wing HITC: In exchange for Xhaka
NEW  Donny van de Beek Man U Midfield TBR
NEW Vanderson Grêmio Right back 19 year old Brazilian.  HITC, Boot Room., Cannon
64 Dusan Vlahovic Fiorentina Striker Teamtalk, FoLo.   This is futbol: “he’s not going”
Update Ben White Brighton Centreback Givemesport say £50m; Shoot / Mirror “Arsenal in chase”.  MadaboutEPL. Eurosport, 101: Mirror; Daily Canon – talks on; Express says Arsenal will swap multiple players for him. FoLo its on.
66 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Wing TBR.  Same story as for the last four transfer windows

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2 Replies to “Players tipped to come to Arsenal reaches 66: the full list”

  1. And how many have signed for Arsenal?
    Its the media claiming there is a massive rebuilding program underway at Arsenal. It is the media’s claim that we are signing this player and that player.
    My guess is that nothing is going on…

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