85 players tipped to join Arsenal; 30 players leaving this summer according to pundits



By Sir Hardly Anyone

Two interesting headlines stand this week.   First, we are told (and note this was published today, 2 June) “Arsenal should look to make a sensational Premier League transfer next season if Mikel Arteta’s side qualify for the Champions League. Mohammed Salah’s surprising desires should have put the Gunners on red alert.”  (Football.London)

That really was published today, but I think we may already know about the Champs League for next season.

And after a season of being told that Arsenal are not good enough because the squad is too small we are now told, “Arsenal’s big squad means you might have forgotten some of these players still play for the club. An uncertain summer awaits some.”   That is again from Football.London.  What a funny bunch of ne’er-do-wells these fellows are!

Here’s the list of players these well-informed media chaps are tipping to come to Arsenal…

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).  Telegraph – AFC interested Roma; Mourinho says he can go Forward. Will cost over £35m.  Wil cost €80million (Just Arsenal)
3 Manuel Akanji Mirror says he wants to come to AFC Borussia Dortmund Centre back.  Contract ends next summer
4 Kerem Akturkoglu TeamTalk Galatasaray. Forward
5 Houssem Aouar Football 365 Lyon Attacking midfield
6 Ronald Araujo Express Barcelona Defender
NEW Gareth Bale Express Real Madrid Released.  AFC, Chelsea or Tottenham are the options
8 Yves Bissouma HITC, 90 Min Brighton Midfield. Requested a transfer. Liverpool want him
9 Julian Brandt Mirror Borussia Dortmund ready to sell Midfield
10 Gleison Bremer Football365 Torino Tottenham also want the centre back
11 Armando Broja Mirror, Caught Offside Chelsea (loan at Southampton) Forward
Update Dominic Calvert-Lewin Express, Mirror, Mail, F365, Caught Offside, TeamTalk.  Player says he wants AFC (Football Insider) (NUFCBlog). Ready to move (Just Arsenal) Everton Forward; Everton now ready to sell.  WHU want him.  AFC cooling (Football Insider) TT says AFC not interested
13 Reyes Cleary Foot365, Canon. WBA 17 year old forward
14 Phillipe Coutinho Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR Aston Villa £33.57m.  £337m release clause (TBR)
15 Danilo Teamtalk Leeds Defensive midfield
16 Jonathan David Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo. Telegraph – still interested Lille Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving.  It’s on; Edu met agent
17 Moussa Dembele Telegraph: in final year of contract Lyon Forward
18 Memphis Depay TBR,  Mirror: Barca set price, AFC in pole position Barcelona Forward
19 Sergino Dest Football London Barcelona Full back
Update Moussa Diaby Mirror – £84m.  FoLo says he wants Champs Lge football 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, Inter and Newcastle also want him.
22 Khayon Edwards Express: AFC youth player now ready to sign full contract Arsenal Forward.  Jeorge Bird says he has signed.
23 Joao Felix Football London, Daily Canon, HITC Atletico Madrid Replacement for Lacazette
NEW Ben Foster Football London ex-Watford Now without a club, says he is hoping to go to Arsenal
25 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
26 Florian Grillitsch Telegraph Hoffenheim Midfield.  Free agent this summer
Update Serge Gnabry Mirror (and repeated in 2nd article) Bayern Munich Player says he wants to leave
28 Arda Guler Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC) Fenerbahce Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested
29 Erling Haaland HITC, Sky, Express, Mirror Borussia Dortmund Age 21.  £250m. Odegaard tells AFC to sign him
30 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).  HITC rated in 4/10 in match. TBR – he’s stand out player. Bologna Left back £17m; Napoli interested.  Sport Review: Arsenal about to sign him: HITC AFC favourites
32 Adam Hlozek Mirror – AFC want him but have been too slow. Spart Prague Striker
33 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).  Teleg again make him a feature (28 May).  Boot Room. Man City; Left Back Athletic: Discussions have been going on for months. Mirror: discussions yet to begin.  HITC: “done deal”.  Express – happening
35 Frenkie de Jong Mirror, but later article says he’s an “outside candidate” Barcelona Midfield
36 Luka Jovic Football.London Real Madrid Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund
37 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Hard Tackle Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan Napoli also interested
Update Noa Lang Hard Tackle; Team Talk.  FoLo other clubs are trying to sign him, Arsenal being too slow. Club Brugge Liverpool and Milan also want him.  Seen as replacement for Pepe but player fancies Milan.  £25m
Update Rafael Leão SI.com, Fichajes.net AC Milan Forward. Newcastle and Man C interested
40 Robert Lewandowski Express Bayern Munich Striker
41 Jesper Lindstrom HITC Eintracht Frankfurt Attacking midfield
42 James Maddison Sport Review Leicester Midfield.  Totts also interested but Maddison wants to play in team with Saka (Mirror)
43 Marquinhos Mirror.  Metro: deal done.  Telegraph – about to complete Sao Paulo 19 year old winger.  £2.5m
44 Lautaro Martinez Caught Offside, Sport Witness.  La Gazzetta dello Sport: £50m. FoLo says it is on Inter Milan Forward. WHU and Atletico Madrid interested
Update Arthur Melo Football London; TBR.  Swap deal for Thomas Partey.  Mirror: swap deal for Martinelli is on Juventus Midfield.  Hard Tackle: being offered in part exchange for Martinelli
46 Nahuel Molina  Il Messaggero Veneto Arseblog, Just Arsenal Udinese Right back
47 Alvaro Morata Sport Witness Juventus Striker – transfer looking very likely
48 Cristhian Mosquera Express Valencia 17 year old centre back
49 Nordi Mukiele Football.London RB Leipzig Defender, Totts also interested
Update Neto TBR, Sport, HITC Barcelona Part of swap for Gabriel
51 Ruben Neves Express. WW wanted £100m.  Barcelona interested (Mirror) Still on (London World) Wolverhampton Man U interested, but warning about his injury situation.
52 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
53 Luca Ocampos SportsMole Seville; winger Swap with Pepe
54 Michael Olise HITC Crystal Palace £24m
55 Mathias Olivera Mirror Getafe Left back
56 Victor Osimhen AllNigeria, Express, Football London, Mirror Napoli Forward
57 Lucas Paqueta Hard Tackle, Sport Review Lyon PSG, At Madrid also want him.  AFC now competing with Newcastle. Playmaker
58 Pepe (the Porto player!) ABola, HITC Porto Winger
59 Yeremy Pino HITC Villarreal Release clause worth €80m.  Forward
60 Paul Pogba Football.London Man U Contract talks broken down.  AFC to blow other clubs out of the water
61 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.
62  Richarlison Football Insider, Caught Offside.  Forward.  Mirror: being sounded out Everton Man U interested
63 Sergi Roberto Football London Barcelona Right back. At Madrid no longer interested
64 Cristiano Ronaldo Express, Mirror, Fo.Lo Man U Piers Morgan says AFC should sign him
65 Fabian Ruiz TBR Napoli Midfield; swap for Gabriel
66 Allan Saint-Maximin Football London Newcastle Winger. Leno going in part exchange
67 Renato Sanches Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC Lille Midfield.  Juventus want him but can’t afford him
Update Gianluca Scamacca HITC “Arsenal will not take ‘no’ for an answer”. Express: great ariel threat Sassuolo No 9.
69 Luis Sinisterra Mirror: players wants to move, AFC favourites to get him Feyenoord Forward, scoring 12 goals in 30 games.
70 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
71 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
72 Aurelien Tchouameni WeallfollowUnited, Sun AS Monaco Midfield, £60m+
Update Matt Turner Telegraph.  Daily Canon “any day now” New England Revolution Goalkeeper – deal done
74 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.
NEW Corentin Tolisso Bavarianfootballworks.com.  Man U also interested Bayern Munich Midfield.  Free transfer.
76 Raul de Tomas Star, HITC Espanyol “Being watched”  Wright things he’s unbelievable.
77 Ivan Toney Sun – about to happen Brentford Striker
78 Auston Trusty Telegraph – will sign and go out on loan Colorado Rapids
79 Lesley Ugochukwu HITC Rennes 2nd Patrick Vieira.  AFC convinced of signing
80 Jesus Vazquez Express Valencia Left back
81  Dusan Vlahovic F365 Juventus Serbian Striker
82 Wilfried Zaha TBR Crystal Palace He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours
83 Cristian Zavala Colo Colo Player says “my dream transfer” Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!
84 Edon Zhegrova 442, Sunday Mirror, Sky Teamtalk, Shoot Lille 23 year old forward available for a bargain price
NEW Oleksandr Zinchenko Telegraph Man City

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

Meanwhile, we now have 30 players are going to say goodbye to the Arsenal – at least according to reports!
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
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.  Fiorentina want him
4 Khayon Edwards The Athletic Chelsea HITC,  Brighton also interested
5 Mohamed Elneny Turkish-Football Galatasaray Free Agent.  Mirror: he will stay if asked to by Arteta.  AFC: New contract signed.
NEW Ben Foster Caught Offside Watford Keeper would welcome the move.
7 Matteo Guendouzi Team Talk, Mirror Marseille Loan made permanent. Definiately going
8 Rob Holding Mirror Open to offers
NEW Tyreece John-Hules Football London Injury hit career.  Balogun now ahead of him.
Update Alex Lacazette Arseblog, Hard Tackle Free Agent.  Lyon interested, Rennes also (Hard Tackle)
Update Bernd Leno Team Talk; Telegraph. Arteta doesn’t trust him (TBR) Newcastle Mirror. Deal agreed  – TBR; 90 min.  Likely to go – Telegraph
NEW George Lewis Fo Lo: Injuries have stopped his progression Looking to move elsewhere.
13 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Team Talk On offer for £10m
14 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.
15 Pablo Mari Team Talk, Metro, Canon Leaving if Saliba joins first team, player says he does not want to return. Mirror: he’s off.
Update Gabriel Martinelli Sports Review, Foot365, TBR Liverpool, Juventus Klopp expressing admiration; Juventus seriously interested, TBR – At Madrid “likely”.  Hard Tackle: Juventus offering Arthur Melo in part exchange
17 Konstantinos Mavropanos TeamTalk, HITC Stuttgart Loan made permanent.  He’s been excellent this year.
18 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
19 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)
20 Thomas Partey Express, Caught offside Juventus Juve propose swap deal with Arthur Melo
21 Nicolas Pepe Mirror, African Football West Ham Club happy to lose him for £44m or even £25m  (CalcioMercato). £25m being  quoted widely
22 Alex Runarsson Team Talk HITC says he stays,  Daily Canon says AFC looking for a buyer
23 Bukayo Saka Mirror Unwilling to sign new contract as it doesn’t have a release clause
24 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
25 Cedric Soares Team Talk
26 Nuno Tavares Mirror “Arsenal have clearly indicated that the left back position needs an upgrade”
27 Kieran Tierney Mirror Real Mad £50m
28 Lucas Torreira Team Talk Fiorentina
29 Auston Trusty Team Talk
30 Granit Xhaka Team Talk, Just Arsenal Roma But may stay – Roma not willing to meet price

3 Replies to “85 players tipped to join Arsenal; 30 players leaving this summer according to pundits”

  1. Ben Foster makes an ‘off the cuff’ remark about replacing Bernd Leno and the usual suspects go bananas. It’s enough to make you weep…

  2. @allezkev, don’t really understand why they losing their heads. it’s not like he said something out of line. i fairly enjoyed his YT contents where he have chats with people in sports (mostly football), especially Gary Lewin (ex physio under Wenger and England), Wrighty and Rambo himself. in their interview you can see that he really have a big respect for Ramsdale and want him to succeed more than anything

  3. @bushido it’s all taken out of context but it’s how they operate, i just laugh at them and never click on their garbage.

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