The 40 players coming to Arsenal and the 6 most predicted for this January



by Sir Hardly Anyone

Here they are, the six most reported players in relation to moves to Arsenal in January.  You can read the details about all of them below.  So if you think that journalists talking about the same transfer over and over means the player is coming Arsenal’s way then it is going to be at least one of these six!

  1. Mykhaylo Mudryk: 17 mentions
  2. Danilo: 10 mentions
  3. Youri Tielemans: 8 mentions
  4. Marcus Thuram: 8 mentions
  5. Jude Bellingham: 6 mentions 
  6. Noah Okafor: 6 mentions

But which publications are cheating the most by repeating the same story over and over and over again?   There is one player whose move has been repeated by the same outlet four times and one where he has had three repeats by the same outlet

  • Danilo (3 repeats in Caught Offside, 2 repeats HITC)
  • Mykhaylo Mudryk (4 repeats in TBR)

What a pesky bunch of scoundrels these football writers are…   Here’s the full list of 40 players.  The “No” column shows the number of mentions in the media, while the “Rpt” column shows the number of times the same publication has mentioned the player as coming to Arsenal in different articles.   This repeat performance might be because the story is being regularly updated, or it could be because the outlet didn’t have anything else to write about to dug up and old piece and ran it again.

As we noted above, they are a bit of a pesky bunch these football writers….


Player Position Current club Source No Rpt
1 Tammy Abraham Forward Roma TBR Caught Offside  HITC Hammers News 4
2 Marco Asensio Winger Real Madrid Daily Canon  TBR  Caught Offside 3
NEW Ibrahima Bamba Midfield  Vitoria Guimaraes TBR Just Arsenal 2
4 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 FoLo (3) 6 2
6 Ismael Bennacer Midfield AC Milan (ex AFC) Just Arsenal 1
7 Moises Caicedo Midfield Brighton FoLo   FoLo (2) 2 1
8 Fares Chaibi Winger Toulouse TBR,  Hard Tackle 2
9 Samuel Chukwueze Winger Villarreal Liverpool Echo, Caught Offside KopTimes 3
10 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
11 Memphis Depay Forward Barcelona Sport Bible, TeamTalk  Team Talk (2) 3 1
12 Denzel Dumfries. Right back Inter Milan Chelsea News FoLo 2
13 Endrick Felipe Striker Palmeiras TBR and here (2).  HITC 3 1
14 Cody Gakpo Striker PSV TBR, ExpressTBR (2) HITC  HITC (2) 5 2
15 Alejandro Garnacho. Winger Man U TBR, Sport Bible  TBR (2) 3 1
16 Ilkay Gundogan Winger Man C FoLo 1
17 Josko Gvardiol Fo Lo  FoLo (2) 2 1
18 Piero Hincapie Centre Back Bayer Leverkusen Fo Lo 1
Update N’Golo Kante Midfield Chelsea Football Fancast  Just Football 2
20 Mohammed Kudus Attack Ajaz TBR 1
21 Joakim Maehle Full back Atalanta FoLo 1
22 Evan Ndicka Centre back Eintracht Frankfurt FoLo 1
23 Milinkovic-Savic Midfield Lazio HITC, Caught Offside  The Laziali 3
24 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 Football Fancast  Hard Tackle Foot 17 4
Update Noah Okafor, Forward RB Salzburg FoLo; Sport Witness, Hammers News, HITC Mirror FoLo (2) 6 1
27 Pepe* Winger Porto HITC 1
28 Christian Pulisic Attacking midfield Chelsea Teamtalk Express FoLo 3
29 Adrien Rabiot Midfield Juventus FoLo 1
30 Robert Renan Defender Corinthians Arsenal Station 1
31 Cristiano Ronaldo Forward Man U Express 1
32 Leroy Sané Winger Bayern Football Fancast 1
33 Milan Skriniar Centre back Inter Football Talk, FoLo, HITC 3
NEW Carolos Solar Midfield PSG Daily Canon 1
NEW Djibril Sow Midfield Eintracht Frankfurt Arsema Station 1
Update Marcus Thuram Goalscoring forward Borussia Monchengladbach Caughtoffside,,TBR Sportwitness   SportBible. TBR (2), Give me Sport  Newcastle World FoLo 8 1
Update Youri Tielemans Midfield Leicester FoLo, PG Sport Gooner Talk FoLo (2)  FoLo (3)  He’s joined (Hammers News)  He’s joined (Caught offside) Team Talk 8 2
38 Facundo Torres Wing Orlando City Express 1
39 Leandro Trossard Winger Brighton Sussex Express 1
40 Zaniolo Midfield Roma Football365,  FoLo 2


There may well be more names in the coming days, and remember the window hasn’t even creaked open yet!

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