Which Arsenal transfer tale is being repeated the most often?



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!


Player Position Current club Source No Rpt
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, FoLoFoLo (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, ExpressTBR (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
NEW Mohammed Kudus Attack Ajaz TBR 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
26 Pepe* Winger Porto HITC 1
NEW Christian Pulisic Attacking midfield Chelsea Teamtalk Express FoLo 3
28 Adrien Rabiot Midfield Juventus FoLo 1
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
37 Zaniolo Midfield Roma Football365,  FoLo 2


3 Replies to “Which Arsenal transfer tale is being repeated the most often?”

  1. Well, the shit is hitting the Arsenal fan….
    Gabriel Jesus is out for the rest or the World Cup, injured.
    Here we go again…

  2. Press in Switzerland write that Jesus had an MRI from his right knee and is injured there.
    No information given on the exact issue, just that e is out for the World Cup.
    Just what we neede…

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