8 more players coming to Arsenal making total of 52 incoming players this summer

By Tony Attwood

Football journalists can be called many things including lazy and bonkers, but little of their daily activity is quite so bizarre as the range of players that they cite each season as coming to Arsenal in the summer.

Normally the number reaches over 100, and generally about two of those tipped actually turn up.

As things stand the window is not open yet, the season is still running and 52 players have already been tipped as coming our way this summer.

Last season in looking at the list of journalistic tips, we added something new to our annual review – details of what actually happened to the 134 players said to be coming our way.  If you would like a laugh you can have a look at who was tipped and where (if anywhere) they went in this article from last year.

So now here is our chart of the players we have found to be tipped for this summer, plus the list of the 21 players who are said to be leaving.  But if you get that far down the page you might like to take a seat first before you read about Martinelli.

Part 1: The players Arsenal are planning to buy.

No Player Source Club Notes
1 Tammy Abraham TBR Roma Forward
2 Kerem Akturkoglu TeamTalk Galatasaray. Forward
3 Houssem Aouar Football 365 Lyon Attacking midfield
4 Ronald Araujo Express Barcelona Defender
5 Yves Bissouma HITC, 90 Min Brighton Midfield. Requested a transfer. Liverpool want him
6 Armando Broja Mirror, Caught Offside Chelsea (loan at Southampton) Forward
Update Dominic Calvert-Lewin Express, Mirror, Mail, F365, Caught Offside, TeamTalk Everton Forward; Everton now ready to sell.  WHU want him.  AFC cooling (Football Insider) TT says AFC not interested
8 Reyes Cleary Foot365, Canon. WBA 17 year old forward
9 Phillipe Coutinho Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR Aston Villa £33.57m.  £337m release clause (TBR)
10 Danilo Teamtalk Leeds Defensive midfield
11 Jonathan David Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo Lille Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving.  It’s on; Edu met agent
NEW Memphis Depay TBR Barcelona Forward
13 Sergino Dest Football London Barcelona Full back
14 Paulo Dybala HITC: Totts want him also. Football London Juventus Forward available on a free.  Talks ongoing (FoLo)
15 Joao Felix Football London, Daily Canon, HITC Atletico Madrid Replacement for Lacazette
16 Cody Gakpo Sport Witness, Star, Bavarian Football, HITC PSV Winger.  AFC favourites to get him
NEW Arda Guler Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC) Fenerbahce Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested
18 Erling Haaland HITC, Sky, Express Borussia Dortmund Age 21.  £250m
Update Eden Hazard HITC, AS, Mirror Real Madrid £33.5m; meetings being held (Mirror)
20 Alexander Isak Express, Mirror, Real Sociedad Forward, £75 release clause
21 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Hard Tackle Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan Napoli also interested
22 Luka Jovic Football.London Real Madrid Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund
23 Noa Lang Hard Tackle; Team Talk Club Brugge Liverpool and Milan also want him.  Seen as replacement for Pepe but player fancies Milan.  £25m
24 Robert Lewandowski Express Bayern Munich Striker
25 Jesper Lindstrom HITC Eintracht Frankfurt Attacking midfield
NEW James Maddison Sport Review Leicester Midfield.  Totts also interested but Maddison wants to play in team with Saka (Mirror)
27 Lautaro Martinez Caught Offside Inter Milan Forward. WHU interested
NEW Alvaro Morata Sport Witness Juventus Striker – transfer looking very likely
28 Cristhian Mosquera Express Valencia 17 year old centre back
NEW Neto TBR, Sport Barcelona Part of swap for Gabriel
NEW Ruben Neves Express. WW wanted £100m Wolverhampton Man U interested
Update Darwin Nunez Mirror, Standard, Express 442, TBR, F365, Football London, Caught Offside, Sky Sports, Mirror: “AFC have let him slip through their grasp – he’s going to Man U Benfica. £67m Forward. Transfer in progress. At Madrid no longer interested. AFC in the lead (Express). Main target (FoLo), AFC need him (Mirror). AFC now in the lead
32 Lucas Paqueta Hard Tackle Lyon PSG, At Madrid also want him
33 Yeremy Pino HITC Villarreal Release clause worth €80m.  Forward
34 Paul Pogba Football.London Man U Contract talks broken down.  AFC to blow other clubs out of the water
35 Michael Olise HITC Crystal Palace £24m
36 Victor Osimhen HITC,  Corriere dello Sport, Mirror, Express Napoli £84m centre forward.  AFC “extensively scouting” him
37 Raphinha Football London Leeds If Leeds relegated he’s available for £25m. Left footed winger
38 Marcus Rashford 90 Min, HITC, TalkSport, Daily Cannon, Express, Sport Review, TBR Man U Forward; Keene warns AFC against buying him. Totts could hi-jack deal.  “Suprise swoop” (Sp Rev) AFC want him.
39 Sergi Roberto Football London Barcelona Right back. At Madrid no longer interested
NEW Fabian Ruiz TBR Napoli Midfield; swap for Gabriel
41 Allan Saint-Maximin Football London Newcastle Winger. Leno going in part exchange
Update Renato Sanches Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC Lille Midfield.  Juventus want him but can’t afford him
NEW Gianluca Scamacca HITC “Arsenal will not take ‘no’ for an answer” Sassuolo No 9.
44 Djed Spence Hard Tackle Middlesbrough on loan at Forest Right back
45 Raheem Stirling HITC Man City Available for £80m
46 Youri Tielemans Star Leicester Man U also interested, Midfield
47 Raul de Tomas Star, HITC Espanyol “Being watched”  Wright things he’s unbelievable.
48 Lesley Ugochukwu HITC Rennes 2nd Patrick Vieira.  AFC convinced of signing
49 Jesus Vazquez Express Valencia Left back
50  Dusan Vlahovic F365 Juventus Serbian Striker
51 Wilfried Zaha TBR Crystal Palace He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours
52 Cristian Zavala Colo Colo Player says “my dream transfer” Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!

Part 2: The players who are planning to say farewell.

HITC: Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are unlikely to block Kieran Tierney from leaving for Real Madrid if the price is right, according to The Sunday Post.

The report has claimed that Spanish and European giants Madrid are planning on making a bid of £50 million for the former Celtic left-back.  Although that was before his latest injury.

No Player Source Club Notes
1 Dan Ballard News at Den Millwall Loan
Update Hector Bellerin Team Talk Real Betis Free Agent
3 Mohamed Elneny Free Agent
4 Matteo Guendouzi Team Talk Marseille Loan made permanent
5 Rob Holding Mirror Open to offers
6 Alex Lacazette Free Agent
7 Bernd Leno Team Talk Newcastle Mirror
8 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Team Talk On offer for £10m
NEW Gabriel Magalhaes TBR, Sport Barcelona Barcea offering swap deal
Update Pablo Mari Team Talk, Metro Leaving if Saliba joins first team, player says he does not want to return
11 Gabriel Martinelli Sports Review Liverpool Klopp expressing admiration
12 Konstantinos Mavropanos TeamTalk, HITC Stuttgart Loan made permanent.  He’s been excellent this year.
13 Eddie Nketiah Evening Standard Crystal Palace Free Agent
Update Nicolas Pepe Mirror Club happy to lose him for £44m or even £25m  (CalcioMercato)
15 Alex Runarsson Team Talk HITC says he stays
16 William Saliba Caught Offside Marseille Happy to stay at the club
17 Cedric Soares Team Talk
18 Kieran Tierney Mirror Real Mad £50m
19 Lucas Torreira Team Talk Fiorentina
20 Auston Trusty Team Talk
21 Granit Xhaka Team Talk, Just Arsenal Roma But may stay – Roma not willing to meet price

We’ll do another update in a few days time.

3 Replies to “8 more players coming to Arsenal making total of 52 incoming players this summer”

  1. Only a few weeks to go before we can get all that tedious football out of the way and really get stuck into what matters, the summer transfer window, I’m already on edge thinking about it….

  2. on loan, at the moment, we have:


    straight out of colney, we’ll have: norton-cuffy – (salah-eddine) m’hand – patino – azeez – hutchinson – biereth – flores – cozier-duberry – henry-francis, etc. (cottrell’s been hit hard by injuries, but i, for one, like him a lot)

    if we are to spend spend spend in the summer, the recruits will all be upgrades on the lads above, won’t they?
    welll … good luck with that
    (hi, kev, very nice to read from you again)

  3. Shouldn’t Saka be in the ‘leaving’ list as it now appears we could be missing out on Champions League participation which (if rumours are to be believed) the media say is a condition of Saka signing a new contract and instead departing London to play in scouseland with Martinelli for his big admirer Klopp.

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