Afternoon all.

If there’s one thing we Arsenal fans know for sure this summer, it’s that the internet will be awash with stories relating to players who’re heading to the club this summer. Most of which will be rubbish from the headline onwards.

I’m even starting to doubt the Eddie Nketiah’s signing of a new contract at Arsenal because unlike with Mo Elneny, nothing has been confirmed. Neither has the signing of São Paulo forward Marquinhos and now it seems like there’s a problem because Wolverhampton Wanderers claim that they’d already secured a deal for the player. Well, a pre-contract agreement which if verbal, means nothing at all. If Marquinhos had signed any paperwork, I’m sure his agent, his club and Arsenal would have known all about it. The last thing Arsenal, or São Paulo for that matter, would do is set themselves up for a legal battle which headlines on NN suggest might take place. What would Wolves hope to gain anyway because even if they won, they’d have a player on their hands who doesn’t necessarily want to be there. Where did this story actually come from I wonder? Well, The Athletic, often the more reliable news outlet suggested that Wolves had simply held talks with the player’s agent which is very different to ‘signing a pre-contract agreement’.

What other stories are there relating to Arsenal and transfers?

  • Cheick Doucoure – RC Lens midfielder Doucoure is attracting plenty of interest from Premier League sides this summer, with Arsenal among the interested parties (Daily Mirror).
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal are considering a double swoop for Manchester City stars by adding Zinchenko and Jesus to their list of summer targets. (Daily Mail, May 27).
  • Cody Gakpo – PSV are hoping to keep Gakpo at the club by creating a special financial package as they fend off interest from several high-profile European sides, including Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)
  • Mathias Olivera – Arsenal want to sign Getafe left-back Olivera according to reports in Italy, another hint that Nuno Tavares might not have a long-term future at the Emirates. (Daily Mirror)
  • Luis Sinisterra – Arsenal’s pursuit of the Feyenoord winger has been handed a major boost as the player has admitted that he will sit down to consider his future at the end of the season. (Sunday Mirror)

By the time the transfer window shuts, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the number of players linked to Arsenal hit triple figures. Alvaro Morata links are probably nothing other than laziness as each time a transfer window comes around, his name pops up but this time, Arsenal are “very close” to securing his signature say Football London. Logic alone suggests otherwise. He’s 29 years old so doesn’t really fit into the “process” and he’s not prolific enough. Didn’t he struggle at Chelsea a few years ago? Why, other than the fact he’s Spanish, would Mikel Arteta think he’s right for Arsenal now? I think I’d rather a 35 year old Luis Suarez for free! lol

Still, only three more months of it….. Enjoy.