25 players leaving Arsenal and 70 incoming transfers, according to the media

By Sir Hardly Anyone

The biggest name being shunted around remains Raheem Sterling whose contract is entering its final year.   The media suggest Manchester City don’t let players run down their contracts, but I am not sure that is quite accurate.

Feeding this notion is the fact that Arteta worked with Sterling during his three years at Manchester C.   Arsenal are also about to sign Youri Tielmans, according to Caught Offside.  But before you get too excited you might like to read…

What happened to the 134 players said to be coming to Arsenal last summer?

Anyway here we have 70 transfers coming in and 25 players leaving.  And given that the window isn’t even open yet, there is probably as many more newcomers still to be listed by the end of the window.

No Player Source Club Notes
1 Max Aarons Daily Cannon, Carrowroad.net, HITC Norwich City Right back.  Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund interested £20m
Update Tammy Abraham TBR, Mirror, Just Arsenal  (Left Chelsea under one year ago) Roma; Mourinho says he can go Forward. Will cost over £35m.  Wil cost €80million (Just Arsenal)
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
7 Julian Brandt Mirror Borussia Dortmund ready to sell Midfield
8 Gleison Bremer Football365 Torino Tottenham also want the centre back
9 Armando Broja Mirror, Caught Offside Chelsea (loan at Southampton) Forward
10 Dominic Calvert-Lewin Express, Mirror, Mail, F365, Caught Offside, TeamTalk.  Player says he wants AFC (Football Insider) (NUFCBlog) Everton Forward; Everton now ready to sell.  WHU want him.  AFC cooling (Football Insider) TT says AFC not interested
11 Reyes Cleary Foot365, Canon. WBA 17 year old forward
12 Phillipe Coutinho Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR Aston Villa £33.57m.  £337m release clause (TBR)
13 Danilo Teamtalk Leeds Defensive midfield
14 Jonathan David Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo Lille Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving.  It’s on; Edu met agent
15 Memphis Depay TBR Barcelona Forward
16 Sergino Dest Football London Barcelona Full back
NEW Moussa Diaby Mirror – £84m Bayer Leverkusen Winger
17 Paulo Dybala HITC: Totts want him also. Football London. Story now repeated. Juventus Forward available on a free.  Talks ongoing (FoLo). Man U and Newcastle also want him.
18 Khayon Edwards Express: AFC youth player now ready to sign full contract Arsenal Forward.  Jeorge Bird says he has signed.
19 Joao Felix Football London, Daily Canon, HITC Atletico Madrid Replacement for Lacazette
Update Cody Gakpo Sport Witness, Star, Bavarian Football, HITC PSV (the Dutch Thierry Henry) Winger.  AFC favourites to get him. Tottenham interested
21 Serge Gnabry Mirror Bayern Munich Player says he wants to leave
22 Arda Guler Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC) Fenerbahce Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested
23 Erling Haaland HITC, Sky, Express, Mirror Borussia Dortmund Age 21.  £250m. Odegaard tells AFC to sign him
24 Eden Hazard HITC, AS, Mirror, Give me Sport, Real Madrid £33.5m; meetings being held (Mirror)
Update Aaron Hickey Sport Witness.  Fo.Lo Arsenal now lead the race. Express – transfer just hours away (10 May) Bologna Full back £17m; Napoli interested
26 Alexander Isak Express, Mirror, Real Sociedad Forward, £75 release clause. Only if can’t get Abrahams.
Update Gabriel Jesus Mirror, Athletic, Sport Witness “Talks Ongoing” Man City Athletic: Discussions have been going on for months. Mirror: discussions yet to begin
28 Frenkie de Jong Mirror, but later article says he’s an “outside candidate” Barcelona Midfield
29 Luka Jovic Football.London Real Madrid Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund
30 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Hard Tackle Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan Napoli also interested
31 Noa Lang Hard Tackle; Team Talk Club Brugge Liverpool and Milan also want him.  Seen as replacement for Pepe but player fancies Milan.  £25m
32 Rafael Leão SI.com, Fichajes.net AC Milan Forward. Newcatsle interested
33 Robert Lewandowski Express Bayern Munich Striker
34 Jesper Lindstrom HITC Eintracht Frankfurt Attacking midfield
35 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.  La Gazzetta dello Sport: £50m. FoLo says it is on Inter Milan Forward. WHU and Atletico Madrid interested
NEW Arthur Melo Football London; TBR.  Swap deal for Thomas Partey Juventus Midfield
38 Nahuel Molina  Il Messaggero Veneto Arseblog, Just Arsenal Udinese Right back
39 Alvaro Morata Sport Witness Juventus Striker – transfer looking very likely
40 Cristhian Mosquera Express Valencia 17 year old centre back
NEW Nordi Mukiele Football.London RB Leipzig Defender, Totts also interested
41 Neto TBR, Sport Barcelona Part of swap for Gabriel
42 Ruben Neves Express. WW wanted £100m.  Barcelona interested (Mirror) Still on (London World) Wolverhampton Man U interested, but warning about his injury situation.
43 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 Luca Ocampos SportsMole Seville; winger Swap with Pepe
45 Michael Olise HITC Crystal Palace £24m
46 Victor Osimhen AllNigeria, Express, Football London, Mirror Napoli Forward
47 Lucas Paqueta Hard Tackle, Sport Review Lyon PSG, At Madrid also want him.  AFC now competing with Newcastle. Playmaker
NEW Pepe (the Porto player!) ABola, HITC Porto Winger
49 Yeremy Pino HITC Villarreal Release clause worth €80m.  Forward
50 Paul Pogba Football.London Man U Contract talks broken down.  AFC to blow other clubs out of the water
51 Marcus Rashford 90 Min, HITC, TalkSport, Daily Cannon, Express, Sport Review, TBR, Teamtalk Man U Forward; Keene warns AFC against buying him. Totts could hi-jack deal.  “Suprise swoop” (Sp Rev) AFC want him.
52  Richarlison Football Insider, Caught Offside.  Forward Everton Man U interested
53 Sergi Roberto Football London Barcelona Right back. At Madrid no longer interested
54 Cristiano Ronaldo Express, Mirror, Fo.Lo Man U Piers Morgan says AFC should sign him
55 Fabian Ruiz TBR Napoli Midfield; swap for Gabriel
56 Allan Saint-Maximin Football London Newcastle Winger. Leno going in part exchange
57 Renato Sanches Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC Lille Midfield.  Juventus want him but can’t afford him
58 Gianluca Scamacca HITC “Arsenal will not take ‘no’ for an answer” Sassuolo No 9.
Update Djed Spence Hard Tackle, Fo.Lo.  Just Arsenal say Forest are getting him Middlesbrough on loan at Forest Right back.  £15m but Tottenham now looking favourites
Update Raheem Stirling HITC.  Contract ends next year. Arteta worked with him at Man C.  Caught offside: wage demands will scupper deal Man City Available for £80m
61 Aurelien Tchouameni WeallfollowUnited, Sun AS Monaco Midfield, £60m+
Update Youri Tielemans Star, Mirror.  “Top target” Fo.Lo, The Athletic, Just Arsenal  TBR – been playing badly recently. Leicester Man U also interested, Midfield, Contract ends next summer.
63 Raul de Tomas Star, HITC Espanyol “Being watched”  Wright things he’s unbelievable.
Update Ivan Toney Sun – about to happen Brentford Striker
65 Lesley Ugochukwu HITC Rennes 2nd Patrick Vieira.  AFC convinced of signing
66 Jesus Vazquez Express Valencia Left back
67  Dusan Vlahovic F365 Juventus Serbian Striker
68 Wilfried Zaha TBR Crystal Palace He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours
69 Cristian Zavala Colo Colo Player says “my dream transfer” Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!
70 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 with five players’ details updated.

No Player Source Club Notes
1 Dan Ballard News at Den Millwall Loan
2 Folarin Balogun Team Talk Fulham To help Fulham survive in PL
3 Hector Bellerin Team Talk, Mirror Real Betis Free Agent. Permanent move to Betis (Mirror). TBR: he doesn’t want to come back.
4 Khayon Edwards The Athletic Chelsea HITC,  Brighton also interested
Update Mohamed Elneny Turkish-Football Galatasaray Free Agent
6 Matteo Guendouzi Team Talk Marseille Loan made permanent
7 Rob Holding Mirror Open to offers
8 Alex Lacazette Arseblog Free Agent.  Lyon interested
9 Bernd Leno Team Talk Newcastle Mirror. Deal agreed  – TBR; 90 min
10 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Team Talk On offer for £10m
11 Gabriel Magalhaes TBR, Sport, Mirror, Last Word, Star, Caughtoffside Barcelona Barca offering swap deal.  Gabriel says he feels at home at AFC and not going (Mirror).  Last word says Juventus move possible. Star: Juve’s top priority.
12 Pablo Mari Team Talk, Metro, Canon Leaving if Saliba joins first team, player says he does not want to return
Update Gabriel Martinelli Sports Review, Foot365, TBR Liverpool, Juventus Klopp expressing admiration; Juventus seriously interested, TBR – At Madrid “likely”
14 Konstantinos Mavropanos TeamTalk, HITC Stuttgart Loan made permanent.  He’s been excellent this year.
15 Reiss Nelson Daily Cannon Looking for a club to take him off the books
Update Eddie Nketiah Evening Standard, Football.London , TBR Crystal Palace Free Agent.  Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbaach interested. Souness says he’s amazed Eddie wants to leave.  WHU leading the race (Newshopper)
NEW Thomas Partey Express, Caught offside Juventus Juve propose swap deal with Arthur Melo
18 Nicolas Pepe Mirror, African Football West Ham Club happy to lose him for £44m or even £25m  (CalcioMercato). £25m being  quoted widely
19 Alex Runarsson Team Talk HITC says he stays,  Daily Canon says AFC looking for a buyer
Update William Saliba Caught Offside Marseille; Milan Happy to stay at the club. Team Talk “exclusive” he wants to stay.
21 Cedric Soares Team Talk
22 Kieran Tierney Mirror Real Mad £50m
23 Lucas Torreira Team Talk Fiorentina
24 Auston Trusty Team Talk
25 Granit Xhaka Team Talk, Just Arsenal Roma But may stay – Roma not willing to meet price


2 Replies to “25 players leaving Arsenal and 70 incoming transfers, according to the media”

  1. It gets more ridiculous every year, it’s approaching comedic levels and most certainly tedious (not the blog of course but the click-baits)

  2. Not sure I get what Sterling would bring….everyone complains Citeh don’t have a striker.
    So if they don’t have one, what’s the point ?
    Wikipeia says he scored 127 goals for Citeh in 334 games….sorry, but I don’t see that player being any better. And he is now 28.

    IMHO : Keep Eddie.

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