31 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal in January and the major culprits



Untold Arsenal: Very much NOT the World Cup

By Sir Hardly Anyone

If you want an example of how exactitude and straightforwardness don’t go with football reporting.  And that point was made particularly strongly by the notorious Football.London website (known unaffectionately here as FoLo) commentary which begins “It’s the halfway point of the season”.

No it isn’t – it is the third-way point of the season (36.84% if you want to be exact).  And if you can’t even get that right, what chance is there of getting any transfer predictions right?  And if percentages are not your thing, try and maths.  There are 38 games in a season, and so 19 games is half way.  And just checking in case those pesky administrators at the Premier League have slipped any games in while I am not looking, there have not been 19 games played.  Here’s the top of the table to prove my point…


Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Arsenal 14 12 1 1 33 11 22 37
2 Manchester City 14 10 2 2 40 14 26 32


So not half way through.  And if they can’t get that right, what chance of having insider information on Arsenal’s transfer dealings?

Here is the current list of players Arsenal are trying to buy (according to sources)…


Player Position Current club Source
1 Tammy Abraham Forward Roma TBR Caught Offside  HITC
NEW Marco Asensio Winger Real Madrid Daily Canon
Update Rodrigo Becao Defender Udinese Arsenal Station, Caught Offside TBR (update) And again TBR 
Update Jude Bellingham Midfield Borussia Dortmund Metro, FoLo, FoLo again
5 Moises Caicedo Midfield Brighton FoLo
6 Fares Chaibi Winger Toulouse TBR,  Hard Tackle
7 Samuel Chukwueze Winger Villarreal Liverpool Echo, Caught Offside KopTimes
Update Danilo Midfield Aston Villa Caught offside,  Give me spor,t Sport Bible, HammerNews, COffside (again) Express, HITC Arsenal Station  Caught Offside (a 3rd time)
Update Memphis Depay Forward Barcelona Sport Bible, TeamTalk  Team Talk (again)
10 Denzel Dumfries. Right back Inter Milan Chelsea News FoLo
Update Endrick Felipe Striker Palmeiras TBR and again hereHITC
Update Cody Gakpo Striker PSV TBR, Express, TBR, again
13 Alejandro Garnacho. Winger Man U TBR, Sport Bible  TBR (again)
14 Ilkay Gundogan Winger Man C FoLo
15 Piero Hincapie Centre Back Bayer Leverkusen Fo Lo
16 N’Golo Kante Midfield Chelsea Football Fancast
NEW Joakim Maehle Full back Atalanta FoLo
Update Milinkovic-Savic Midfield Lazio HITC, Caught Offside  The Laziali
NEW Cesar Montes Full back CF Monterrey Fo Lo
20 Mykhaylo Mudryk Winger Shakhtar Donetsk TBR; FoLo , Newcastle World Mailonline.  Shields Gazette Caught offside Mirror HITC London World FoLo (again) Team Talk
21 Noah Okafor, Forward RB Salzburg FoLo; Sport Witness, Hammers News, HITC Mirror
NEW Pepe* Winger Porto HITC
NEW Adrien Rabiot Midfield Juventus FoLo
24 Robert Renan Defender Corinthians Arsenal Station
25 Cristiano Ronaldo Forward Man U Express
26 Milan Skriniar Centre back Inter Football Talk, FoLo, HITC
Update Marcus Thuram Goalscoring forward Borussia Monchengladbach Caught offside TBR Sportwitness  SportBible. TBR, Give me Sport
28 Youri Tielemans Midfield Leicester FoLo, PG Sport Gooner Talk FoLo (again!)  FoLo (they’re obsessed!)
29 Facundo Torres Wing Orlando City Express
30 Leandro Trossard Winger Brighton Sussex Express
NEW Zaniolo Midfield Roma Football365,  FoLo


*Not the Pepe who is already on our books.

Chart of Shame

Here is a list of just some of the sources cited above.  What we plan to do in the near future is to total the number of reports each one has given and then at the end of the transfer window see which website got the most right, and of course which got the most wrong.  More on the chart in the next posting.

  • Arsenal Station:
  • Caught Offside:
  • Chelsea News:
  • Daily Canon:
  • Express:
  • FoLo (Football London)
  • Football 365
  • Football Fancast
  • Football Talk
  • Give me Sport
  • Gooner Talk
  • Hard Tackle
  • Hammer News
  • HITC
  • Kop Times
  • Liverpool Echo
  • London World
  • Mail Online
  • Metro
  • Mirror
  • Newcastle World
  • PG Sport
  • Shields Gazette
  • Sport Bible
  • Sport Witness
  • Sunday Express
  • Sussex Express
  • TBR
  • Team Talk
  • The Laziali

Exciting isn’t it?

One Reply to “31 players tipped to be coming to Arsenal in January and the major culprits”

  1. Nevermind FIFA and PGMOL, this is what we want, transfer rumours, with 31 new players I reckon we must have a great chance of finishing in the top four, COYG

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