By Sir Hardly Anyone
The case of Adam Hlozek shows us exactly how the media work these days. Before the last couple of days, there has been no mention anywhere of the forward wanting to come to Arsenal, or of Arsenal being interested in him. And then suddenly the Mirror, having never talked of him before, says “Arsenal miss out on Mikel Arteta striker target as familiar problem emerges”. Given the media’s undying desire for transfer news one might think they could have mentioned the player before – but no, they pick up on the fact that he is possibly being transferred and then say Arsenal have missed out even though neither they nor anyone else ever once mentioned that Arsenal were after him. It was ever thus.
Meanwhile, the Mirror also states, “Arsenal could bring in as many as seven players this summer, with strikers a particular priority.” although unfortunately, they forget to tell us who, which is a shame, and instead recite the names of players who are leaving.
Here is the latest on the list of the 81 players Arsenal are tipped to buy this summer and the 27 who are leaving.
|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). Telegraph – AFC interested||Roma; Mourinho says he can go||Forward. Will cost over £35m. Wil cost €80million (Just Arsenal)|
|NEW||Manuel Akanji||Mirror says he wants to come to AFC||Borussia Dortmund||Centre back. Contract ends next summer|
|5||Houssem Aouar||Football 365||Lyon||Attacking midfield|
|7||Yves Bissouma||HITC, 90 Min||Brighton||Midfield. Requested a transfer. Liverpool want him|
|8||Julian Brandt||Mirror||Borussia Dortmund ready to sell||Midfield|
|9||Gleison Bremer||Football365||Torino||Tottenham also want the centre back|
|10||Armando Broja||Mirror, Caught Offside||Chelsea (loan at Southampton)||Forward|
|11||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|
|12||Reyes Cleary||Foot365, Canon.||WBA||17 year old forward|
|13||Phillipe Coutinho||Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR||Aston Villa||£33.57m. £337m release clause (TBR)|
|Update||Jonathan David||Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo. Telegraph – still interested||Lille||Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving. It’s on; Edu met agent|
|NEW||Moussa Dembele||Telegraph: in final year of contract||Lyon||Forward|
|Update||Memphis Depay||TBR, Mirror: Barca set price, AFC in pole position||Barcelona||Forward|
|18||Sergino Dest||Football London||Barcelona||Full back|
|19||Moussa Diaby||Mirror – £84m||Bayer Leverkusen||Winger|
|Update||Paulo Dybala||HITC: Totts want him also. Football London. Story now repeated. Mirror now saying he doesn’t want to come. Mirror now saying he is coming. “Meeting in London”.||Juventus||Forward available on a free. Talks ongoing (FoLo). Man U and Newcastle also want him.|
|21||Khayon Edwards||Express: AFC youth player now ready to sign full contract||Arsenal||Forward. Jeorge Bird says he has signed.|
|22||Joao Felix||Football London, Daily Canon, HITC||Atletico Madrid||Replacement for Lacazette|
|Update||Cody Gakpo||Sport Witness, Star, Bavarian Football, HITC, Mirror (who say PSV “upping his wages” in a cunning way of keeping him)||PSV (the Dutch Thierry Henry)||Winger. AFC favourites to get him. Tottenham interested|
|NEW||Florian Grillitsch||Telegraph||Hoffenheim||Midfield. Free agent this summer|
|25||Serge Gnabry||Mirror||Bayern Munich||Player says he wants to leave|
|26||Arda Guler||Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC)||Fenerbahce||Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested|
|27||Erling Haaland||HITC, Sky, Express, Mirror||Borussia Dortmund||Age 21. £250m. Odegaard tells AFC to sign him|
|28||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). Still talking (Telegraph)||Bologna||Left back £17m; Napoli interested|
|NEW||Adam Hlozek||Mirror – AFC want him but have been too slow.||Spart Prague||Striker|
|31||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”. Mirror its on the cards. Telegraph: he likes the project. Talks underway (Mirror)||Man City||Athletic: Discussions have been going on for months. Mirror: discussions yet to begin|
|33||Frenkie de Jong||Mirror, but later article says he’s an “outside candidate”||Barcelona||Midfield|
|34||Luka Jovic||Football.London||Real Madrid||Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund|
|35||Khvicha Kvaratskhelia||Hard Tackle||Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan||Napoli also interested|
|36||Noa Lang||Hard Tackle; Team Talk||Club Brugge||Liverpool and Milan also want him. Seen as replacement for Pepe but player fancies Milan. £25m|
|37||Rafael Leão||SI.com, Fichajes.net||AC Milan||Forward. Newcatsle interested|
|38||Robert Lewandowski||Express||Bayern Munich||Striker|
|39||Jesper Lindstrom||HITC||Eintracht Frankfurt||Attacking midfield|
|40||James Maddison||Sport Review||Leicester||Midfield. Totts also interested but Maddison wants to play in team with Saka (Mirror)|
|NEW||Marquinhos||Mirror. Metro: deal done. Telegraph – about to complete||Sao Paulo||19 year old winger. £2.5m|
|42||Lautaro Martinez||Caught Offside, Sport Witness. La Gazzetta dello Sport: £50m. FoLo says it is on||Inter Milan||Forward. WHU and Atletico Madrid interested|
|43||Arthur Melo||Football London; TBR. Swap deal for Thomas Partey||Juventus||Midfield|
|44||Nahuel Molina||Il Messaggero Veneto Arseblog, Just Arsenal||Udinese||Right back|
|45||Alvaro Morata||Sport Witness||Juventus||Striker – transfer looking very likely|
|46||Cristhian Mosquera||Express||Valencia||17 year old centre back|
|47||Nordi Mukiele||Football.London||RB Leipzig||Defender, Totts also interested|
|48||Neto||TBR, Sport||Barcelona||Part of swap for Gabriel|
|49||Ruben Neves||Express. WW wanted £100m. Barcelona interested (Mirror) Still on (London World)||Wolverhampton||Man U interested, but warning about his injury situation.|
|50||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|
|51||Luca Ocampos||SportsMole||Seville; winger||Swap with Pepe|
|52||Michael Olise||HITC||Crystal Palace||£24m|
|NEW||Mathias Olivera||Mirror||Getafe||Left back|
|54||Victor Osimhen||AllNigeria, Express, Football London, Mirror||Napoli||Forward|
|55||Lucas Paqueta||Hard Tackle, Sport Review||Lyon||PSG, At Madrid also want him. AFC now competing with Newcastle. Playmaker|
|56||Pepe (the Porto player!)||ABola, HITC||Porto||Winger|
|57||Yeremy Pino||HITC||Villarreal||Release clause worth €80m. Forward|
|58||Paul Pogba||Football.London||Man U||Contract talks broken down. AFC to blow other clubs out of the water|
|59||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.|
|Update||Richarlison||Football Insider, Caught Offside. Forward. Mirror: being sounded out||Everton||Man U interested|
|61||Sergi Roberto||Football London||Barcelona||Right back. At Madrid no longer interested|
|62||Cristiano Ronaldo||Express, Mirror, Fo.Lo||Man U||Piers Morgan says AFC should sign him|
|63||Fabian Ruiz||TBR||Napoli||Midfield; swap for Gabriel|
|64||Allan Saint-Maximin||Football London||Newcastle||Winger. Leno going in part exchange|
|65||Renato Sanches||Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC||Lille||Midfield. Juventus want him but can’t afford him|
|66||Gianluca Scamacca||HITC “Arsenal will not take ‘no’ for an answer”||Sassuolo||No 9.|
|NEW||Luis Sinisterra||Mirror: players wants to move, AFC favourites to get him||Feyenoord||Forward, scoring 12 goals in 30 games.|
|68||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|
|69||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|
|70||Aurelien Tchouameni||WeallfollowUnited, Sun||AS Monaco||Midfield, £60m+|
|NEW||Matt Turner||Telegraph||New England Revolution||Goalkeeper – deal done|
|Update||Youri Tielemans||Star, Mirror. “Top target” Fo.Lo, The Athletic, Just Arsenal TBR – been playing badly recently. Sun: the deal is on. He wants to come (Mirror)||Leicester||Man U also interested, Midfield, Contract ends next summer. Telegraph – very possible.|
|73||Raul de Tomas||Star, HITC||Espanyol||“Being watched” Wright things he’s unbelievable.|
|74||Ivan Toney||Sun – about to happen||Brentford||Striker|
|NEW||Auston Trusty||Telegraph – will sign and go out on loan||Colorado Rapids|
|76||Lesley Ugochukwu||HITC||Rennes||2nd Patrick Vieira. AFC convinced of signing|
|77||Jesus Vazquez||Express||Valencia||Left back|
|78||Dusan Vlahovic||F365||Juventus||Serbian Striker|
|79||Wilfried Zaha||TBR||Crystal Palace||He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours|
|80||Cristian Zavala||Colo Colo||Player says “my dream transfer”||Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!|
|81||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, 27 players are going to say goodbye to the Arsenal – at least according to reports!
|1||Dan Ballard||News at Den||Millwall||Loan|
|2||Folarin Balogun||Team Talk||Fulham||To help Fulham survive in PL|
|Update||Hector Bellerin||Team Talk, Mirror||Real Betis||Free Agent. Permanent move to Betis (Mirror). TBR: he doesn’t want to come back. Mirror: Betis out of money|
|4||Khayon Edwards||The Athletic||Chelsea||HITC, Brighton also interested|
|Update||Mohamed Elneny||Turkish-Football||Galatasaray||Free Agent. Mirror: he will stay if asked to by Arteta. AFC: New contract signed.|
|Update||Matteo Guendouzi||Team Talk, Mirror||Marseille||Loan made permanent. Definiately going|
|7||Rob Holding||Mirror||Open to offers|
|8||Alex Lacazette||Arseblog||Free Agent. Lyon interested|
|Update||Bernd Leno||Team Talk; Telegraph||Newcastle||Mirror. Deal agreed – TBR; 90 min. Likely to go – Telegraph|
|10||Ainsley Maitland-Niles||Team Talk||On offer for £10m|
|Update||Gabriel Magalhaes||TBR, Sport, Mirror, Last Word, Star, Caughtoffside||Barcelona, Juventus||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. F365 its on.|
|Update||Pablo Mari||Team Talk, Metro, Canon||Leaving if Saliba joins first team, player says he does not want to return. Mirror: he’s off.|
|13||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.|
|Update||Reiss Nelson||Daily Cannon||Feyenoord on loan||Looking for a club to take him off the books. But says he is in regular touch with AFC. Mirror says he might stay at AFC|
|Update||Eddie Nketiah||Evening Standard, Football.London , TBR (most now say he’s resigning||Crystal Palace||Free Agent. Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbaach interested. Souness says he’s amazed Eddie wants to leave. WHU leading the race (Newshopper)|
|17||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|
|NEW||Bukayo Saka||Mirror||Unwilling to sign new contract as it doesn’t have a release clause|
|Update||William Saliba||Caught Offside||Marseille; Milan||Happy to stay at the club. Team Talk “exclusive” he wants to stay. Mirror agrees, but then in new article says AFC made special offer to Saliba to keep him|
|22||Cedric Soares||Team Talk|
|NEW||Nuno Tavares||Mirror||“Arsenal have clearly indicated that the left back position needs an upgrade”|
|24||Kieran Tierney||Mirror||Real Mad||£50m|
|25||Lucas Torreira||Team Talk||Fiorentina|
|26||Auston Trusty||Team Talk|
|27||Granit Xhaka||Team Talk, Just Arsenal||Roma||But may stay – Roma not willing to meet price|
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4 Replies to “81 players arriving, 27 leaving: the media’s wild take on Arsenal’s transfers this summer”
After his successful 2021/22 trial season to Tottenham Hotspurs Paul Tierney is being permanently signed by them for next season. Conte and Levy are reportedly very satisfied with his performances for Spurs last season, especially the home game against Arsenal where he ruled several key decisions in Spurs favour.
These key decisions were instrumental in helping Spurs to the fourth place (not a trophy) position and robbing their North London rivals Arsenal in the process.
Of his more notable favours to Spurs the refusal to red card Kane for his terrible two footed tackle on Andy Robinson, no red card for Son for his blatant elbow to Holdings face and the penalty awarded to Spurs for the phantom push by Cedric in the back of Son (who should have previously been sent of for said elbow on Holding) immediately spring to mind.
Maybe Arteta should concentrate on signing a couple of referees for Arsenal, it certainly worked well for Tottenham.
Painful! We all know papers make stuff up find something else to talk about. Anything else!
Now this is where I really don’t understand you Andrew Banks. You have often been critical of Untold Arsenal, as I recall, with a recent comment of yours consisting of nothing but the two words, “Stupid article”. And on another occasion, “I suspect that even if we have another Invincibles season and are portrayed as footballing gods you would still be reporting a conspiracy by the press.” While your comment to another correspondent was “You should be on stage at the Edinburgh comedy festival!”
In another comment you said, “Who cares? So what? Why are you so obsessed?” Indeed the only time I can remember you agreeing with a piece on Untold was with the article “Supporters are once more being treated with contempt”.
So given that you disagree with something like 90% of what is said on Untold, and given that you rarely given evidence to back up your views, my question to you is, “why do you spend your time reading Untold Arsenal?”
Re Andrew Banks
Tony, I suspect that he gets some sort of perverse pleasure at the thought of winding you up. I can imagine him chuckling to himself as he sees that he has successfully caught you again with his poisoned bait.
Ignore him or ban him but do not feed the troll.
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