Forget the Arsenal rumours – nothing to see here…

Okay so we are ten days into the winter transfer window, and Arsenal must have already been linked with at least 50 players so far, if not more…

I also know that there are thousands of fans that avidly search for the newest Arsenal rumours online in the hope that they can feel excited about possible new arrivals, or even to see a sale that would force us to bring in some replacements.

But I’m afraid that we can probably just ignore the Arsenal transfer rumours this month, or at least up until the final few days, as Mikel Arteta last night admitted that there is nothing big happening and he intends to just try and get the best out of the players we already have in the squad.

The Boss said in the pre-match conference when asked if there was anything big in the pipeline: “I don’t know, I’m not expecting big things. I’m expecting big things from the players I have at the moment, the players that are recovering from injuries. That’s the biggest expectations from my side, they’re there.

“If we can find something to help us go through the season in a more balanced way in certain areas, and is helpful, we’ll look at the options.”

So what about expected sales, Mikel? “We’re not thinking to sell. There’s nothing concrete at the moment on the table, as I said, I’m focusing on the players we have now and this transfer window is a little bit tricky and things might come at the end. But I don’t know which way.”

But he did throw the avid followers of Arsenal rumours a lifeline, when he agreed that we may still need some cover for injuries (as in Chambers, I’m guessing) when he added: “Yeah, we always have to be looking because obviously we have some bad injuries for players who are going to be out for a long time. We have to see if we can find options there.”

So, if our new manager is not expecting much from this transfer window, then why should we carry on following the Arsenal rumours?

11 Comments

  1. James says:

    Exactly what 99% percent of readers have been saying,these rumors are absurd and should not be amplified by this site.

  2. gotanidea says:

    So I guess we wouldn’t have new transfer rumor here until the window is closed

  3. S says:

    Arteta trying to prove himself as a manager after all by saying not all his players are shit, right?

  4. Kedar says:

    Hope Admin will eliminate transfer articles on this site…

    1. Sean Williams says:

      Typical lack of ambition by the Kroenkes. Chelsea had a transfer embargo….we act like we have one even though we are free to participate in the transfer window. We just don’t do things like Liverpool, City, or even Leicester. That’s why we will struggle to catch up. Sad.

  5. Kenya 001 says:

    Yeah no more transfer rumours admin.

  6. Gunner4life says:

    The transfer rumors are no more silly then these articles. You take everything that players or managers say and act like that’s all there is to it. Arteta is not going to go out there and say one way or the other if they were planning on making a move. It would make him look incredibly silly if he said that and it fell through. Everything he does is well calculated. He’s not going to give away information.

    1. PabloX says:

      Asin err my brother help me tell them o. This is one site that is too negative for the ordinary mind. As a fan of arsenal we will have some incomings but possibly loan deals or otherwise but not a big name player which is what I understand by nothing big. This site is filled with negative vibes.. kwasia

      1. Grandad says:

        Despite the injury to Chambers, we still have five centre backs to call upon.The trouble is not one of them is top quality .The injuries to Bellerin is a real concern and there must be real doubts as to him ever regaining the speed which was his main asset.AMN has done well as a makeshift full back since the arrival of Arteta,but the recruitment of a young developing RB is beginning to become a priority.

  7. GB says:

    Similar to not believing every transfer rumour, don’t believe every denial either.
    Carry on with the ‘rumours’ as far as I’m concerned.

  8. Le Coq Monster says:

    I see a contradiction coming!………………I will be gobsmacked if this site does not put up any ludicrous transfer rumours as that is mainly what it does in the transfer window!………………lets see how long it last ……….an admin does not change its spots ! 😆

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