By Sir Hardly Anyone
With Arsenal knocking copy in short supply there have been a few pieces of late in which websites have turned on Edu (who is generally considered the star of the show by a lot of the media in terms of seeing through Arsenal transfers, especially for Brazilians). Elsewhere there is talk of having White and Saliba at the heart of defence when football returns.
Meanwhile we have been having a look at the way websites re-hash the same tale over and over in order to make it look as if they constantly finding new tales to bring forth. So for our occasional list of players being mentioned as coming to Arsenal in January, in addition to the 37 players now noted, we’ve added two more columns on the right.
No represents the number of different articles that we’ve seen that have mentioned the transfer. Of course we can’t track them all, but as a snapshot it gives an idea of the comparative popularity of the story.
Rpt shows the number of times the same website has run the story. This is an interesting number in that it does give an indication of just how much the website is padding out its content by re-running an old story to make it look like new.
The top transfer man at the moment is Mykhaylo Mudryk with 15 mentions, four of which come from a website repeating itself by rerunning the story.
Journalists copying their own material and re-hashing it as new???? Whoever heard of such a thing!
|1||Tammy Abraham||Forward||Roma||TBR Caught Offside HITC Hammers News||4|
|Update||Marco Asensio||Winger||Real Madrid||Daily Canon TBR Caught Offside||3|
|3||Rodrigo Becao||Defender||Udinese||Arsenal Station, Caught Offside TBR (1) And TBR (2)||4||1|
|Update||Jude Bellingham||Midfield||Borussia Dortmund||Metro, FoLo, FoLo (2), Team Talk Express||5||1|
|NEW||Ismael Bennacer||Midfield||AC Milan (ex AFC)||Just Arsenal||1|
|Update||Moises Caicedo||Midfield||Brighton||FoLo FoLo (2)||2||1|
|7||Fares Chaibi||Winger||Toulouse||TBR, Hard Tackle||2|
|8||Samuel Chukwueze||Winger||Villarreal||Liverpool Echo, Caught Offside KopTimes||3|
|Update||Danilo||Midfield||Aston Villa (he’s Brazillian, hence media excitement)||Caught offside, Give me sport Sport Bible, HammerNews, COffside (2) Express, HITC Arsenal Station Caught Offside (3) HITC (2)||10||3|
|10||Memphis Depay||Forward||Barcelona||Sport Bible, TeamTalk Team Talk (2)||3||1|
|11||Denzel Dumfries.||Right back||Inter Milan||Chelsea News FoLo||2|
|12||Endrick Felipe||Striker||Palmeiras||TBR and here (2). HITC||3||1|
|Update||Cody Gakpo||Striker||PSV||TBR, Express, TBR (2) HITC HITC (2)||5||2|
|14||Alejandro Garnacho.||Winger||Man U||TBR, Sport Bible TBR (2)||3||1|
|15||Ilkay Gundogan||Winger||Man C||FoLo||1|
|NEW||Josko Gvardiol||Fo Lo FoLo (2)||2||1|
|17||Piero Hincapie||Centre Back||Bayer Leverkusen||Fo Lo||1|
|18||N’Golo Kante||Midfield||Chelsea||Football Fancast||1|
|20||Joakim Maehle||Full back||Atalanta||FoLo||1|
|NEW||Evan Ndicka||Centre back||Eintracht Frankfurt||FoLo|
|22||Milinkovic-Savic||Midfield||Lazio||HITC, Caught Offside The Laziali||3|
|23||Cesar Montes||Full back||CF Monterrey||Fo Lo||1|
|Update||Mykhaylo Mudryk||Winger||Shakhtar Donetsk||TBR; FoLo , Newcastle World Mailonline. Shields Gazette Caught Offside, Mirror HITC London World FoLo (2) Team Talk HITC (2) Caught Offside (2) TBR (3) Arsenal Station||15||4|
|25||Noah Okafor,||Forward||RB Salzburg||FoLo; Sport Witness, Hammers News, HITC Mirror||5|
|NEW||Christian Pulisic||Attacking midfield||Chelsea||Teamtalk Express FoLo||3|
|29||Robert Renan||Defender||Corinthians||Arsenal Station||1|
|30||Cristiano Ronaldo||Forward||Man U||Express||1|
|NEW||Leroy Sané||Winger||Bayern||Football Fancast||1|
|32||Milan Skriniar||Centre back||Inter||Football Talk, FoLo, HITC||3|
|Update||Marcus Thuram||Goalscoring forward||Borussia Monchengladbach||Caught offside,,TBR Sportwitness SportBible. TBR (2), Give me Sport Newcastle World||7||1|
|34||Youri Tielemans||Midfield||Leicester||FoLo, PG Sport Gooner Talk FoLo (2) FoLo (3)||5||2|
|35||Facundo Torres||Wing||Orlando City||Express||1|
|36||Leandro Trossard||Winger||Brighton||Sussex Express||1|
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