The 58 players Arsenal tipped to sign this summer with over 130 days to go

Last summer the journalists’ failure rate in predicting transfers was 96%.  And what made this even more staggering than the size of that number is that this was their most successful window since we started tracking transfer rumours around ten years ago.

So could the journalists and bloggers who predict Arsenal’s transfers be even more successful and reach an unprecedented level of 5 percent accuracy?   It seems unlikely but you never know.

Part 1: The players Arsenal are planning to buy.


No Player Source Club Notes
NEW Max Aarons Daily Cannon Norwich City Right back
2 Tammy Abraham TBR Roma Forward
3 Kerem Akturkoglu TeamTalk Galatasaray. Forward
4 Houssem Aouar Football 365 Lyon Attacking midfield
5 Ronald Araujo Express Barcelona Defender
6 Yves Bissouma HITC, 90 Min Brighton Midfield. Requested a transfer. Liverpool want him
NEW Gleison Bremer Football365 Torino Tottenham also want the centre back
8 Armando Broja Mirror, Caught Offside Chelsea (loan at Southampton) Forward
9 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
10 Reyes Cleary Foot365, Canon. WBA 17 year old forward
11 Phillipe Coutinho Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR Aston Villa £33.57m.  £337m release clause (TBR)
12 Danilo Teamtalk Leeds Defensive midfield
13 Jonathan David Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo Lille Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving.  It’s on; Edu met agent
14 Memphis Depay TBR Barcelona Forward
15 Sergino Dest Football London Barcelona Full back
Update Paulo Dybala HITC: Totts want him also. Football London. Story now repeated. Juventus Forward available on a free.  Talks ongoing (FoLo)
17 Joao Felix Football London, Daily Canon, HITC Atletico Madrid Replacement for Lacazette
18 Cody Gakpo Sport Witness, Star, Bavarian Football, HITC PSV Winger.  AFC favourites to get him
19 Arda Guler Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC) Fenerbahce Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested
20 Erling Haaland HITC, Sky, Express Borussia Dortmund Age 21.  £250m
Update Eden Hazard HITC, AS, Mirror, Give me Sport, Real Madrid £33.5m; meetings being held (Mirror)
22 Alexander Isak Express, Mirror, Real Sociedad Forward, £75 release clause
23 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Hard Tackle Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan Napoli also interested
24 Luka Jovic Football.London Real Madrid Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund
25 Noa Lang Hard Tackle; Team Talk Club Brugge Liverpool and Milan also want him.  Seen as replacement for Pepe but player fancies Milan.  £25m
26 Robert Lewandowski Express Bayern Munich Striker
27 Jesper Lindstrom HITC Eintracht Frankfurt Attacking midfield
28 James Maddison Sport Review Leicester Midfield.  Totts also interested but Maddison wants to play in team with Saka (Mirror)
Update Lautaro Martinez Caught Offside, Sport Witness Inter Milan Forward. WHU and Atletico Madrid interested
30 Alvaro Morata Sport Witness Juventus Striker – transfer looking very likely
31 Cristhian Mosquera Express Valencia 17 year old centre back
32 Neto TBR, Sport Barcelona Part of swap for Gabriel
33 Ruben Neves Express. WW wanted £100m Wolverhampton Man U interested
34 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
NEW Victor Osimhen Just Arsenal, Team Talk Napoli €100m centre forward
Update Lucas Paqueta Hard Tackle, Sport Review Lyon PSG, At Madrid also want him.  AFC now competing with Newcastle. Playmaker
37 Yeremy Pino HITC Villarreal Release clause worth €80m.  Forward
38 Paul Pogba Football.London Man U Contract talks broken down.  AFC to blow other clubs out of the water
39 Michael Olise HITC Crystal Palace £24m
Update Victor Osimhen HITC,  Corriere dello Sport, Mirror, Express, FoLo Napoli £84m centre forward.  AFC “extensively scouting” him.  He’s flattered
41 Raphinha Football London Leeds If Leeds relegated he’s available for £25m. Left footed winger
42 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.
43 Sergi Roberto Football London Barcelona Right back. At Madrid no longer interested
44 Fabian Ruiz TBR Napoli Midfield; swap for Gabriel
45 Allan Saint-Maximin Football London Newcastle Winger. Leno going in part exchange
NEW Cristiano Ronaldo Express, Mirror, Fo.Lo Man U Piers Morgan says AFC should sign him
47 Renato Sanches Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC Lille Midfield.  Juventus want him but can’t afford him
48 Gianluca Scamacca HITC “Arsenal will not take ‘no’ for an answer” Sassuolo No 9.
Update Djed Spence Hard Tackle, Fo.Lo. Middlesbrough on loan at Forest Right back.  £15m
50 Raheem Stirling HITC Man City Available for £80m
51 Youri Tielemans Star Leicester Man U also interested, Midfield
52 Raul de Tomas Star, HITC Espanyol “Being watched”  Wright things he’s unbelievable.
53 Lesley Ugochukwu HITC Rennes 2nd Patrick Vieira.  AFC convinced of signing
54 Jesus Vazquez Express Valencia Left back
55  Dusan Vlahovic F365 Juventus Serbian Striker
56 Wilfried Zaha TBR Crystal Palace He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours
57 Cristian Zavala Colo Colo Player says “my dream transfer” Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!
NEW Edon Zhegrova 442, Sunday Mirror, Sky Teamtalk, Shoot Lille 23 year old forward available for a bargain price

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

Meanwhile 23 players are going to say goodbye to the Arsenal – at least according to reports.  Two are new this week.

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


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