Arsenal’s transfer window is far from over (well I hope so)

The window may have shut and Arsenal cannot buy any more players until January at least, not that we expected anything on deadline anyway to be truthful, but with the European window being open a lot longer we will still be clearing out the deadwood, but the difference is that we cannot sell them to English teams.

I am talking about players like David Ospina, who surely won’t be happy to remain as third-choice keeper, but is finding it very difficult to find a club willing to match his wages from Arsenal. Besiktas are very keen, but it would only be a loan if the Turks have to match his wages. It seems the Colombian is still waiting for a better offer….

And what about Joel Campbell, who hasn’t kicked a ball for Arsenal in over two years and is entering the final year of his contract. He hasn’t even been allocated a shirt number so he definitely won’t play for us. Arsenal are refusing a loan and to let him go for free next season, but who is going to buy the Costa Rican? Lazio apparently asked for a loan but will they come back with a firm deal before the end of the month?

As for Carl Jenkinson, there have not been any rumours about offers, never mind actual offers! I can see no other outcome except him training with the youths so he can continue claiming his very nice wage packet until his contract ends.

Could this also be the outcome for Campbell and Ospina as well?

Darren N


  1. gotanidea says:

    I predict Ospina, Campbell and Jenkinson would be sold with very low prices like Perez, unless they prioritize their high salaries over their career

    I’m amazed by how Arsenal coaches and staffs could not see those players’ performances in the field and in the training sessions, before giving them such huge contract extensions

    A big club like Arsenal should have good parameters and standards before extending their players’ contracts. Campbell and Jenkinson are very good physically, but they have difficulties in the other departments

  2. Patrick_G says:

    Club has poor negotiation skills which sums up our poor management at board level. We lose money every year on players.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Yup, I will be surprised if Kroenke keeps Gazidis, his minions and the other office politicians at Arsenal longer than this season

      1. Patrick_G says:

        True that,

        I feel like there could be a shift if Ivan is gone, we might turn out to be more strict in our business conducted when Kroenke takes 100% risk in Arsenal, because he wouldn’t want to lose anymore money in the club because it affects his pocket (club evaluation etc.), Remember Raul was brought in from Barca in February to assist, i hope he gets more control if Ivan leaves.

        I’m hoping we can be a better club not just on the pitch but also in the way we conduct business.

      2. Midkemma says:

        I have been begging the footballing gods that Gazidis would be taken from us sooner rather than later, it is taking time but I hope Silent Stan looks at how UTD was not only bought with their own cash but how a top CEO can more than double the income and if invested correctly then he can have a team that is worth a LOT more than it is now.

        Fingers crossed this end XD

  3. Innit says:

    Honestly i would have preferred to keep Perez and Chambers than not to get anyone coming in
    They are decent players

    BUT I trust Emery for the time being.
    i will put faith in him for a year at least

  4. Innit says:

    We only had a 70 mil budget because Kroenke is spending big bucks on buying out Arsenal shareholders


    1. John0711 says:

      50 million not 70

      1. Admin says:

        Worryingly, our nett spend is nearly exactly 70 million!!!
        When have our rumoured budgets been exactly right before?

  5. Sean Williams says:

    Like many others I was surprised to see Lucas Perez go so cheaply. That means that we do need to keep Danny Welbeck. It’s surely possible to have Lacazette and Aubamayang injured at the same time, and Welbeck has on occasions got us out of trouble. His work rate is second to none.
    Cannot believe we did not get a true winger or a pacey CB. Perhaps keeping Jenkinson to cover unexpected emergencies may make sense too. Whether we have space among our declared players I do not know.
    It looks like Unai Emery is going to blood Matteo Guendouzi from the very start. We have a very special player there.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Sean, Lucas Perez for £4 million to West Ham may well be the buy of the season.

  6. Declan says:

    Campbell has been allocated the number 35 shirt for this season.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Really? So he would be our new winger then

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Maybe Emery will watch how he trains and try the Columbian International as a winger in some games. In all honesty he didn’t look too bad in the games he played.

        1. McLovin says:

          Costa Rican international*

          Diego Antonio Reyes, a 190 cm tall, pacy CB from Porto, is now a free agent. The captain of the Mexico national team (55 caps) would be available for transfer. Worth a shot? He played extremely well for Sociedad and Espanyol while on loan. Last season he did well for Porto too. He’s still just 25 years old.

          1. ozziegunner says:

            My bad McLovin; thinking of Ospina, thanks for the correction.

    2. Admin says:

      Campbell will not be allocated a squad number. He is in last year of his contract and will definitely be sold before the end of the month – For whatever we can get!

      1. GB says:

        He’d got 35 shirt number

        1. stubill says:

          Where did you see this, on he has no number allocated, and the only thing I can find of recent reports say Emery has said Campbell, Jenkinson and Ospina can leave, but Welbeck is staying.

      2. Midkemma says:

        Sorry admin but I think you need to check the rumors/reports.
        Apparently he has been given a shirt number.

        Transfermarket confirms 35.
        Wiki confirms 35.
        Daily Cannon talks about being able to see the number in a pic (although I can’t, I must be getting as blind as a bat!), the number being 35.


      3. Hackinubee says:

        35 is the number on his training kit (try to watch the full training session of Torreira,you’d see Campbell and his new number) and since Perez is out he can get his 28 back

  7. Innit says:

    West Ham really benefited from former Arsenal players this summer
    Jack Wilshere free agent
    Lucas Perez for just £4 mil

    Really good business

    1. ozziegunner says:


  8. Russell says:

    The Best For Us Now Is To Give Emery Our Support He Said He Was Happy With His Team His A Manager With A Good Record And He Doing Whats Best For The Team Stop Complaining

    1. ger burke. says:

      RUSSELL, well said there , i think the time has now come for all of us on here to actually start enjoying our team once more. it has been a long time since this gunner enjoyed the arsenal play. lets hope we play attractive football while tightening up our defence. no doubt all this will take some time, i have not been so positive in many years . long live the new coach .

      1. ozziegunner says:


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