Vacuum of real Arsenal news filled by tedious transfer speculation

It feels like we are on the cusp of some positive news in the transfer market.

Speculation over the last few days that Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal with Yannick Carrasco has increased over the weekend. There has also been a lot of talk over Celtic left back Kieran Tierney and Sampdoria duo Joachim Anderson and Dennis Praet.

At the moment it is really hard to tell the difference between genuine links to players, and those which have just come journalists trying to make a name for themselves, or bloggers / clickbait websites that are interest in increasing traffic over reporting the truth.

I am writing this at 7:25 in the morning and already NewsNow there are 20 Arsenal related stories in the last 4 hours. 20 are about transfers. 13 different players are mentioned. 11 of the 20 stories come from the same 3 sources.

This is not a single blogger sitting there pumping up a lot of content for $1 per 1,000 hits. It is (alleged) news websites and mainstream newspapers. The likes of the Daily Express, Football.London and the The Sport Review.

Add in the attention seekers on Twitters – those accounts that pretend to be ITK, and those that spend all day copy and pasting NewsNow headlines onto their accounts and the Arsenal news sphere becomes a really crowded place.

It is perhaps best, therefore, to take a step away. Do not check NewsNow every morning, don’t follow those Twitter accounts. Instead read your daily blogs that provide decent content. The likes of Gunnerstown or ArseBlog. Follow journalists who only speak when something is actually happening, rather than deal in speculation. David Ornstein and Amy Lawrence. And do not jump on every rumour like it is real.

Things are happening at Arsenal and from tomorrow we can begin officially signing players from abroad.

Deals are being worked on, they will be completed in the coming weeks. But what those deals are, no one really knows outside of Unai Emery and Raul Sanllehi’s inner circle.

With the lack of real Arsenal news, the official club website has taken it upon itself to run a load of headline stories about the women’s game.

The ladies won the league last season and, with the women’s world cup currently on, it is some really good exposure for the game.

Finally, a reminder that season ticket renewals are due today.

Keenos

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1 thought on “Vacuum of real Arsenal news filled by tedious transfer speculation

  1. James Simmonds

    I think safely we can ignore any transfer of over 25 million, unless of course we move players on. Players like Xhaka, Ozil, Elneny, Kolasinac, Mikhitarian, Mustafi and/if we sell Aubameyang/Lacazette which i hope we don’t.

    The Anderson/Preat double move seems plausible for 44m, Carrasco just does not seem right to me. Unless we have a really low bid accepted then i can’t see him coming in. We have reportedly signed Martinelli 6m and are looking very interested in Alexis Claud-Maurice 12.5m+ . Plus we have Nkethia, Nelson, Saka and Amiechi from our youth system. For Arsenal either its time to play em sell em or lose em for nothing. Carrasco is being lined up i think incase we sell one of Aubameyang or Lacazette.

    If Kolasinac goes, we will sign Tierney but only if we sell Kola. Saliba is a move I’m interested in @ 25m, but again if Anderson comes in we need to sell Mustafi to anyone who will pay anything for him. If we can sell him well chase one of Upamecano/Dakonam/Saliba.

    If Ozil, Xhaka is sold along with Elneny well see 2/3 midfielders come in one being Preat. With Torriera, Guendouzi and Preat we need another tough midfielder to come in plus Ramsey’s replacement. We also have Joe Willock and Smith-Rowe ready to make first team claim.

    I can only see us making a max 5 signings, mostly youngsters 18-23 years of age for under/around 25m. The rest of the squad built up with our youth players. Unless we sell and need to replace, we won’t make any high cost signings.

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