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TRING, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: World XI FC Manager, Arsene Wenger during a Soccer Aid for Unicef 2022 Training Session at Champneys Tring on June 10, 2022 in Tring, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Wenger on Man City: They bought all my players!

In the midst of Manchester City's unprecedented financial cheating charges by the Premier League, it's worth taking a minute to think back to what Arsene Wenger had to say about it all not that long ago.
Reims' English forward Folarin Balogun (R) fights for the ball with Lorient goalkeeper Vito Mannone (L) during the French L1 football match between Stade de Reims and FC Lorient at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, northern France on February 1, 2023. (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

Folarin Balogun wanted by 2 Premier League clubs

Two Premier League clubs were among the interested parties for Folarin Balogun in the summer, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Declan Rice of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton FC at London Stadium on January 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Declan Rice ambition praised by Mark Noble amid heavy Arsenal links

Declan Rice has been a hot topic in the transfer market, with several big Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea, showing interest in the West Ham midfielder and now Mark Noble has said he understands the player's desire to leave.
Barcelona's Spanish forward Ansu Fati looks on during the Spanish League football match between Girona FC and FC Barcelona at the Montilivi stadium in Girona on January 28, 2023. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP) (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona media report Arsenal interest in 20yo star

Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring Barcelona winger Ansu Fati, according to a report from the local media.
TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 02: Sergej Milinkovic Savic of SS Lazio reacts during the coppa Italia quarter final match between Juventus v SS Lazio at Allianz Stadium on February 02, 2023 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Arsenal favourites to sign Sergej Milinković-Savić

Arsenal are said to be the favourites to sign Sergej Milinković-Savić who has made it clear he wants to leave Lazio this summer.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - OCTOBER 11: Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla FC at Signal Iduna Park on October 11, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Francis Cagigao explains why Arsenal missed out on Jude Bellingham

Francis Cagigao admits he wanted to sign Jude Bellingham for Arsenal, but the player was already too expensive by that stage.
DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Declan Rice of West Ham United gestures to the crowd during warm-up ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Derby County and West Ham United at Pride Park on January 30, 2023 in Derby, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Declan Rice makes Arsenal enquiries

Declan Rice has been asking people involved with Arsenal what it's like at the club, as rumours grow of a potential summer move.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: TV Pundit Gary Neville presents Friday night football during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton FC at Villa Park on September 16, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Gary Neville questions own Manchester City title prediction

Gary Neville has called into question his own prediction that Manchester City will overhaul Arsenal to win the Premier League title after Pep Guardiola's men once again failed to win at the Tottenham Hotspur toilet bowl thanks to Harry Kane's club record goal.

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TRING, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: World XI FC Manager, Arsene Wenger during a Soccer Aid for Unicef 2022 Training Session at Champneys Tring on June 10, 2022 in Tring, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Wenger on Man City: They bought all my players!

In the midst of Manchester City's unprecedented financial cheating charges by the Premier League, it's worth taking a minute to think back to what Arsene Wenger had to say about it all not that long ago.
Reims' English forward Folarin Balogun (R) fights for the ball with Lorient goalkeeper Vito Mannone (L) during the French L1 football match between Stade de Reims and FC Lorient at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, northern France on February 1, 2023. (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

Folarin Balogun wanted by 2 Premier League clubs

Two Premier League clubs were among the interested parties for Folarin Balogun in the summer, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Declan Rice of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton FC at London Stadium on January 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Declan Rice ambition praised by Mark Noble amid heavy Arsenal links

Declan Rice has been a hot topic in the transfer market, with several big Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea, showing interest in the West Ham midfielder and now Mark Noble has said he understands the player's desire to leave.
Barcelona's Spanish forward Ansu Fati looks on during the Spanish League football match between Girona FC and FC Barcelona at the Montilivi stadium in Girona on January 28, 2023. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP) (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona media report Arsenal interest in 20yo star

Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring Barcelona winger Ansu Fati, according to a report from the local media.
TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 02: Sergej Milinkovic Savic of SS Lazio reacts during the coppa Italia quarter final match between Juventus v SS Lazio at Allianz Stadium on February 02, 2023 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Arsenal favourites to sign Sergej Milinković-Savić

Arsenal are said to be the favourites to sign Sergej Milinković-Savić who has made it clear he wants to leave Lazio this summer.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - OCTOBER 11: Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla FC at Signal Iduna Park on October 11, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Francis Cagigao explains why Arsenal missed out on Jude Bellingham

Francis Cagigao admits he wanted to sign Jude Bellingham for Arsenal, but the player was already too expensive by that stage.
DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Declan Rice of West Ham United gestures to the crowd during warm-up ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Derby County and West Ham United at Pride Park on January 30, 2023 in Derby, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Declan Rice makes Arsenal enquiries

Declan Rice has been asking people involved with Arsenal what it's like at the club, as rumours grow of a potential summer move.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: TV Pundit Gary Neville presents Friday night football during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton FC at Villa Park on September 16, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Gary Neville questions own Manchester City title prediction

Gary Neville has called into question his own prediction that Manchester City will overhaul Arsenal to win the Premier League title after Pep Guardiola's men once again failed to win at the Tottenham Hotspur toilet bowl thanks to Harry Kane's club record goal.
Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League 1st round day 6 Group F football match between Real Madrid CF and Celtic FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 2, 2022. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Agents of Real Madrid winger in London amid Arsenal links

Arsenal are once again being linked with a move for Marco Asensio with his agents reportedly heading to London this weeks for talks.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Denis Suarez of RCD Espanyol looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between RCD Espanyol and CA Osasuna at RCDE Stadium on February 04, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal midfielder accused of smear finds new club

Former Arsenal midfielder, Denis Suarez, finally got his first minutes of the season after being dropped by Celta Vigo and accused of 'smearing' the club.
STUTTGART, GERMANY: Konstantinos Mavropanos of VfB Stuttgart looks on during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg at Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 30, 2022. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man scores record own goal from distance

Konstantinos Mavropanos, the former Arsenal defender and current VfB Stuttgart player, scored a 48-metre own goal in the recent German Cup clash against second division side Paderborn.
Reims striker Folarin Balogun (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Troyes and Reims on October 2, 2022, at the Aube Stadium in Troyes. (Photo by FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal rejected January request for permanent Balogun transfer

Arsenal have already turned down a request from Stade de Reims to sign Folarin Balogun permanently, according to a report.
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Thiago tried to get Willian back to Chelsea from Arsenal

Thiago Silva has revealed that he tried to bring Willian back to Stamford Bridge during the Brazilian's difficult time at Arsenal but was sadly unsuccessful.
DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Declan Rice of West Ham United gestures to the crowd during warm-up ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Derby County and West Ham United at Pride Park on January 30, 2023 in Derby, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal confident of signing £80m Declan Rice

West Ham United are reportedly confident that they will be able to secure a transfer fee of £80 million or more for Declan Rice...
LONDON, ENGLAND: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2022. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Real Madrid was ‘too soon’ for Martin Odegaard says former Arsenal man

Former Arsenal scout, Francis Cagigao, has praised Martin Odegaard and explained why he thinks it didn't work out for the midfielder at Real Madrid.

Who are the 8 Arsenal players for sale this summer?

Lucas Torreira with Atletico Madrid (Photo via Twitter)
Arsenal players for sale this summer include Lucas Torreira (Photo via Twitter)

There are at least eight Arsenal players for sale this summer, so who are they all and how could it cause a homegrown problem for Arsenal?

The S*n write that Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for Alexandre Lacazette this summer, and are likely to sell loan midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira for around £25m each.

Left-back Sead Kolasinac will probably leave for a nominal fee, and Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, and Eddie Nketiah are all also at risk of being put up for sale.

In addition to sales, the report highlights the possibility that Arsenal and David Luiz will part ways. The player’s contract expires this summer, so that would be on a free transfer.

Despite the unreliability of the source, it’s hard to make an argument that it’s impossible for any one of these players to leave.

We’ve already heard rumours about Lacazette and Nketiah’s potential departures, and the reason Guendouzi and Torreira went on loan in the first place was that things weren’t completely working out in North London.

Kolasinac is almost certain to leave as long as Arsenal have a buyer. If Schalke stay up, they’ve already shown their intentions to sign him.

As for Willock, Maitland-Niles, and Nelson, none of them have much certainty over their long-term future right now. All three of them were up for loans in January, only Nelson stayed and he hasn’t made a matchday squad since.

Arsenal players for sale – The homegrown problem

Reiss Nelson with the Arsenal u23s at Meadow Park (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)
Reiss Nelson with the Arsenal u23s at Meadow Park (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

I have to say it would surprise me to see all four of the homegrown youngsters leaving at once. Arsenal need to have at least some homegrown players in their squad, and having so few at the moment is why they keep struggling with non-homegrown spaces.

Obviously, when you don’t have many homegrown players, and you can only afford to sign non-homegrown players due to the premium on homegrown, you end up hitting the 17-player non-homegrown limit very quickly.

Arsenal have some homegrown players you’d expect to stick around for the long term. Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba (who should both get homegrown status) are among them.

But when you look at the homegrown Arsenal over-21s right now, it’s a short list: Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Dejan Iliev, plus Maitland-Niles on loan. How many of that list will even stay past the summer?

Unless Arsenal have some homegrown summer signings lined up, I think at least one or two of Willock, Maitland-Niles, Nketiah, and Nelson will stick around, because the club will need them to fill squad spaces.

Jordan Amavi

Arsenal recently made an enquiry with Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi, whose contract expires this summer.

Marseille's French defender Jordan Amavi (L) fights for the ball with Stade Rennais Belgian forward Jeremy Doku during the French L1 football match between Rennes (Stade Rennais) and Marseille (OM), at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, western France, on December 16, 2020. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP via Getty Images)
Marseille’s French defender Jordan Amavi (L) fights for the ball with Stade Rennais Belgian forward Jeremy Doku on December 16, 2020. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER / AFP via Getty Images)

L’Equipe report that Arsenal recently made an enquiry for Jordan Amavi, though they’re still yet to place any kind of formal offer. Amavi’s contract expires in June 2021, so he’s free to talk to foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement.

Crystal Palace and Napoli are also both looking to secure the player on a free transfer this summer. Palace are reportedly the favourites as things stand.

Amavi has made 14 appearances for Marseille this season, proving their first-choice left-back when available. However, he’s had a red-card suspension and a muscle injury to limit his minutes so far this campaign.

Some Premier League fans may remember Amavi from his time in the division with Aston Villa. He made 10 appearances before suffering an ACL tear in 2015/16, returning to make a further 34 appearances for them in the Championship the next season.

Since then, he’s been playing regularly for Marseille, but it looks like a return to England could be on the cards. There’s certainly no suggestion he plans to extend his contract with his current club.

We know Arsenal are in the market for a left-back, following Ryan Bertrand and Tyrick Mitchell, who are also free agents in the summer. Given the Gunners already have Kieran Tierney, signing someone on a free as a backup makes sense.

Players linked with Arsenal

From Houssem Aouar to Wilfried Zaha, Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Partey, the list of players linked with Arsenal is long.

Here are just some of the players linked with Arsenal over the past 12 months.

Josh Doig

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: Josh Doig of Hibernian and Craig Conway of St Johnstone battle for possession during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between St Johnstone and Hibernian at Hampden Park on January 23, 2021. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: Josh Doig of Hibernian and Craig Conway (L) of St Johnstone battle for possession during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between St Johnstone and Hibernian at Hampden Park on January 23, 2021. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)Arsenal are closely monitoring Hibernian defender Josh Doig, as they scour the market for a backup to Kieran Tierney.

Sky Sports report that Arsenal are among three clubs currently watching 18-year-old Hibs left-back Josh Doig. Celtic and Chelsea are also following the teenager’s progress after plenty of impressive displays since last August.

Doig has a deal lasting until 2023, but a transfer looks more likely for the summer. Sky claim that’s when Celtic are looking to make a deal, and you’d imagine it’s a similar situation for Arsenal.

Doig wouldn’t qualify as homegrown, so there isn’t much space for him in the squad right now. That could be different in the summer when Arsenal have the opportunity to move some players on.

Arsenal have already established a relationship with Hibs, having sold them Matt Macey earlier this month. The goalkeeper has made a couple of appearances for them since then, keeping a clean sheet against Kilmarnock and conceding once to Celtic.

You’d hope that would help to smooth negotiations, although Hibs will still be looking to get a good deal for such a young player who is having a big impact on their first team. Doig has made 19 appearances this season.

The Scottish youngster joins the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Tyrick Mitchell and Jordan Amavi on Arsenal’s apparent left-back shortlist – with all three available as free agents this summer.

Georginio Rutter

BELGRADE, SERBIA - APRIL 01: Georginio Rutter of France in action during the Elite Round Group B match between France U17 and Slovakia U17 at Stadium Zemun on April 1, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
BELGRADE, SERBIA – APRIL 01: Georginio Rutter of France in action during the Elite Round Group B match between France U17 and Slovakia U17 at Stadium Zemun on April 1, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

L’Equipe (via GFFN) reported that Arsenal were one of the clubs to place an enquiry with Stade Rennais over Georginio Rutter last summer.

There were plenty of other clubs in the race for the teenager as things stood. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, AC Milan and Newcastle all joined Arsenal in their pursuit of the France u18 international.

Thiago Alcantara

Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (L) and Bayern Munich's German midfielder Joshua Kimmich celebrate after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) quarter-final football match Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on March 3, 2020. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN / AFP) / DFB REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND QUASI-VIDEO. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich’s Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (L) and Bayern Munich’s German midfielder Joshua Kimmich celebrate after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) quarter-final football match Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on March 3, 2020. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN / AFP)

This rumour didn’t last long. It was in the papers and then denied within the space of about two days. Arsenal are not, apparently, in for Thiago Alcantara. Besides, he went to Liverpool.

Felipe Anderson

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool is tackled by Felipe Anderson of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool is tackled by Felipe Anderson of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arsenal reportedly wanted to take Felipe Anderson on loan from West Ham but the Hammers wanted a permanent sale.

Houssem Aouar

Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)
Lyon’s French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Arsenal reportedly held talks over the signing of Houssem Aouar with more planned. But nothing came of it al.

Ousseynou BaLONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal FC is tackled by Pape Abou Cisse and Ousseynou Ba of Olympiacos FC during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal FC is tackled by Pape Abou Cisse and Ousseynou Ba of Olympiacos FC during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)A player who was lined with us after we played Olympacos, what happened with that?

Enis Bardhi

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 20: Enis Bardhi of Levante UD celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Levante UD at RCDE Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN – JUNE 20: Enis Bardhi of Levante UD celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Levante UD at RCDE Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Another random player we were meant to have made an offer for or showed interest in that popped up and then vanished.

Diego Carlos

Sevilla's Brazilian midfielder Diego Carlos celebrates at the end of the Spanish League football match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on July 9, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP) (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)
Sevilla’s Brazilian midfielder Diego Carlos celebrates at the end of the Spanish League football match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on July 9, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP) (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Another Arsenal were said to be tracking.

Philippe Coutinho

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 21: Philippe Coutinho of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SC Paderborn 07 at Allianz Arena on February 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 21: Philippe Coutinho of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SC Paderborn 07 at Allianz Arena on February 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

A strong rumour at the start of the window that died down significantly following Raul Sanllehi’s departure.

Amadou Diawara

FLORENCE, ITALY - DECEMBER 20: Amadou Diawara of AS Roma reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AS Roma at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 22, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY – DECEMBER 20: Amadou Diawara of AS Roma reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AS Roma at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 22, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Seen as a replacement for Lucas Torreira or a back-up to Thomas Partey, depending on where you do your reading.

Abdoulaye Doucouré

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Same as above.

Joelson Fernandes

Joelson Fernandes (Photo via A Bola)
Joelson Fernandes (Photo via A Bola)

Another we were heavily linked with until his agent said it was all nonsense.

Andrea Petagna

FERRARA, ITALY - JULY 09: Andrea Petagna of SPAL reacts during the Serie A match between SPAL and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Paolo Mazza on July 09, 2020 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
FERRARA, ITALY – JULY 09: Andrea Petagna of SPAL reacts during the Serie A match between SPAL and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Paolo Mazza on July 09, 2020 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

A random link that won’t go anywhere and you can see here why.

Aaron Ramsey

TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
TURIN, ITALY – JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Told by Juventus he can leave, many want him to come back. It’s not a good idea.

Daniele Rugani

FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04: Daniele Rugani of Italy poses during the official portrait session at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on September 4, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 04: Daniele Rugani of Italy poses during the official portrait session at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on September 4, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Mentioned only in terms of a swap with Hector Bellerin.

Wilfried Zaha

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace battles for possession with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 11: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace battles for possession with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Wanted by Unai Emery when the club bought Nicolas Pepe, he was back being linked again last summer even though Emery has gone and Zaha’s price is still stupid.

There have, of course, been others, but some, like Lionel Messi, are just too nonsensical to be bothered with.

TRING, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: World XI FC Manager, Arsene Wenger during a Soccer Aid for Unicef 2022 Training Session at Champneys Tring on June 10, 2022 in Tring, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Wenger on Man City: They bought all my players!

In the midst of Manchester City's unprecedented financial cheating charges by the Premier League, it's worth taking a minute to think back to what Arsene Wenger had to say about it all not that long ago.
Reims' English forward Folarin Balogun (R) fights for the ball with Lorient goalkeeper Vito Mannone (L) during the French L1 football match between Stade de Reims and FC Lorient at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, northern France on February 1, 2023. (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

Folarin Balogun wanted by 2 Premier League clubs

Two Premier League clubs were among the interested parties for Folarin Balogun in the summer, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Declan Rice of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton FC at London Stadium on January 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Declan Rice ambition praised by Mark Noble amid heavy Arsenal links

Declan Rice has been a hot topic in the transfer market, with several big Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea, showing interest in the West Ham midfielder and now Mark Noble has said he understands the player's desire to leave.
Barcelona's Spanish forward Ansu Fati looks on during the Spanish League football match between Girona FC and FC Barcelona at the Montilivi stadium in Girona on January 28, 2023. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP) (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona media report Arsenal interest in 20yo star

Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring Barcelona winger Ansu Fati, according to a report from the local media.
TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 02: Sergej Milinkovic Savic of SS Lazio reacts during the coppa Italia quarter final match between Juventus v SS Lazio at Allianz Stadium on February 02, 2023 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Arsenal favourites to sign Sergej Milinković-Savić

Arsenal are said to be the favourites to sign Sergej Milinković-Savić who has made it clear he wants to leave Lazio this summer.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - OCTOBER 11: Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla FC at Signal Iduna Park on October 11, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Francis Cagigao explains why Arsenal missed out on Jude Bellingham

Francis Cagigao admits he wanted to sign Jude Bellingham for Arsenal, but the player was already too expensive by that stage.
DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Declan Rice of West Ham United gestures to the crowd during warm-up ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Derby County and West Ham United at Pride Park on January 30, 2023 in Derby, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Declan Rice makes Arsenal enquiries

Declan Rice has been asking people involved with Arsenal what it's like at the club, as rumours grow of a potential summer move.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: TV Pundit Gary Neville presents Friday night football during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton FC at Villa Park on September 16, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Gary Neville questions own Manchester City title prediction

Gary Neville has called into question his own prediction that Manchester City will overhaul Arsenal to win the Premier League title after Pep Guardiola's men once again failed to win at the Tottenham Hotspur toilet bowl thanks to Harry Kane's club record goal.
Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League 1st round day 6 Group F football match between Real Madrid CF and Celtic FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 2, 2022. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Agents of Real Madrid winger in London amid Arsenal links

Arsenal are once again being linked with a move for Marco Asensio with his agents reportedly heading to London this weeks for talks.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Denis Suarez of RCD Espanyol looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between RCD Espanyol and CA Osasuna at RCDE Stadium on February 04, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal midfielder accused of smear finds new club

Former Arsenal midfielder, Denis Suarez, finally got his first minutes of the season after being dropped by Celta Vigo and accused of 'smearing' the club.
STUTTGART, GERMANY: Konstantinos Mavropanos of VfB Stuttgart looks on during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg at Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 30, 2022. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man scores record own goal from distance

Konstantinos Mavropanos, the former Arsenal defender and current VfB Stuttgart player, scored a 48-metre own goal in the recent German Cup clash against second division side Paderborn.
Reims striker Folarin Balogun (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Troyes and Reims on October 2, 2022, at the Aube Stadium in Troyes. (Photo by FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal rejected January request for permanent Balogun transfer

Arsenal have already turned down a request from Stade de Reims to sign Folarin Balogun permanently, according to a report.
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Thiago tried to get Willian back to Chelsea from Arsenal

Thiago Silva has revealed that he tried to bring Willian back to Stamford Bridge during the Brazilian's difficult time at Arsenal but was sadly unsuccessful.
DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Declan Rice of West Ham United gestures to the crowd during warm-up ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Derby County and West Ham United at Pride Park on January 30, 2023 in Derby, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal confident of signing £80m Declan Rice

West Ham United are reportedly confident that they will be able to secure a transfer fee of £80 million or more for Declan Rice...
LONDON, ENGLAND: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2022. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Real Madrid was ‘too soon’ for Martin Odegaard says former Arsenal man

Former Arsenal scout, Francis Cagigao, has praised Martin Odegaard and explained why he thinks it didn't work out for the midfielder at Real Madrid.