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!
- Mykhaylo Mudryk: 17 mentions
- Danilo: 10 mentions
- Youri Tielemans: 8 mentions
- Marcus Thuram: 8 mentions
- Jude Bellingham: 6 mentions
- 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….
|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, FoLo, FoLo (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, Express, TBR (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|
|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|
|28||Christian Pulisic||Attacking midfield||Chelsea||Teamtalk Express FoLo||3|
|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|
There may well be more names in the coming days, and remember the window hasn’t even creaked open yet!
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