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Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts

2017-2018 Summer Transfer Window

Posted by Ix Techau over 5 years ago · 461 replies

Squad rules terminology refresher:

  • We can register up to 25 players who are over 21
  • We can register a maximum of 17 non-homegrown players
  • Homegrown player means 36 months spent in England before end of season in which they turn 21
  • U21 player means any player born on or after January 1st 1996
  • U21 players don't have to be registered in order to play, which means we can have as many as we want

Confirmed transfers in/out:

  • Lacazette has signed for a club record £46m initial fee
  • Sanogo left on a free transfer on June 30th
  • Kolasinac joined on a free transfer on July 1st
  • Ospina has asked to be put on the transfer list
  • Lucas Perez has asked to be put on the transfer list
  • Wojciech Szczesny has joined Juventus for £10m

Likely transfers in/out:

  • Debuchy leaving has been on the cards for some time
  • Jenkinson could go on another season-long loan or permanent move
  • Unless said in jest, Wenger did say he wants to bid on Mahrez

461 Comments

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by VA10

Reading some of the suggestions that were posted here... Looks like Arsenalreport has finally gone full retard. Bring back Cesc? Young players will look up to him? To who? The cunt who stabbed us in the back? Cretins.

danielson116 620 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by danielson116

Either way we should have more ambition than Lacazette. Lukaku is probably available for £50m, and he's at least a proven Premier League striker.

Although he apparently wants to move back to Chelsea, so I doubt we can sway him

Mate Kiddleton 1,512 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by Mate Kiddleton

Yeah don't understand all the fuss about Lacazette. He can't even start for France over Giroud. Buying him would be like going sideways, especially with the fee we would likely pay.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,636 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by THE POLICE

Griezmann will stay at Atletico due to transfer ban, Lukaku will probably move to ManUtd or Chelsea...Morata is on the way to Milan.. We can't touch other high profile stars like Aubameyang, Aguero, Benzema, Cavani, etc., thanks to Europa League!!!

so what we have now is:

Mbappe (though its crazy money), Bellotti (again crazy money), André Silva, Lacazette, Manduzkic, Icardi, Moussa Dembélé, Insigne, Bacca, Javier Hernandez, Sturridge...

Else we will end up signing some unknown potential striker!!!

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medintern 196 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by medintern

Dumb question. All these reports of Barcelona having reached agreement with Bellerin -- I know he has said don't believe everything you read. -- but isn't this the definition of tapping up? since he is already under contract with us. Or does this not meet tampering definitions in football?

Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 5,132 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by Gunner

On to that, I've read that Sanchez is close to moving to Man City.

If that is one bit true, Wenger probably has very bad depression and is giving away our best players to kill himself.

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Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by Ix Techau

On to that, I've read that Sanchez is close to moving to Man City. If that is one bit true, Wenger probably has very bad depression and is giving away our best players to kill himself.

I've said it before: I'm happy with Sanchez leaving as long as he does it for market value. He is the best player in the Premier League by a mile, so his fee should reflect that. If Man City sign an unproven goalkeeper for £35m, then Sanchez should be worth £100m+.

Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 5,132 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by Gunner

Arsenal is said to be in final stages of signing an unknown Russian pivot named Alexander Golovin.

Unproven but still 21 and at a 10 million price tag, we may have a potential and long-term player on our hands.

Let's hope he doesn't end up good for 6 months and go missing afterward like our least profitable player who is also Russian: Andrey Arshavin.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,636 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by THE POLICE

I've said it before: I'm happy with Sanchez leaving as long as he does it for market value. He is the best player in the Premier League by a mile, so his fee should reflect that. If Man City sign an unproven goalkeeper for £35m, then Sanchez should be worth £100m+.

He's having only a year left in contract, so £60m would be good enough...

Or else get Aguero in return???

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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,636 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by THE POLICE

Dumb question. All these reports of Barcelona having reached agreement with Bellerin -- I know he has said don't believe everything you read. -- but isn't this the definition of tapping up? since he is already under contract with us. Or does this not meet tampering definitions in football?

conspiracy!!!

just like how they did with Cesc.. Next in action: "Barca players lauding Bellerin's talent and ask him to come home" plot is awaiting...

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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,636 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by THE POLICE

Arsenal is said to be in final stages of signing an unknown Russian pivot named Alexander Golovin. Unproven but still 21 and at a 10 million price tag, we may have a potential and long-term player on our hands. Let's hope he doesn't end up good for 6 months and go missing afterward like our least profitable player who is also Russian: Andrey Arshavin.

He will be allowed to head straight back to CSKA on loan, after signing...

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,636 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by THE POLICE

ARSENAL IN HUNT FOR CALHANOGLU

Arsenal are aiming to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, according to Aksam.

Chelsea have previously shown an interest in Calhanoglu, but now Arsenal and Lazio are looking to agree a deal in the region of €20 million (£17.6m) with Leverkusen.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,636 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by THE POLICE

LEIPZIG WANT €30M FOR FORSBERG

RB Leipzig want €30 million for Emil Forsberg and have rejected an €18m offer from AC Milan for the winger, Mediaset Premium reports.

The 25-year-old led the Bundesliga in assists last season, and also has gained attention from Milan's Serie A rivals Roma, as well as Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

medintern 196 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by medintern

conspiracy!!!just like how they did with Cesc.. Next in action: "Barca players lauding Bellerin's talent and ask him to come home" plot is awaiting...

No, I am seriously wondering about the rules of tampering in European football. Am American, so here that would be considering tampering since he already has a long term contract. My cousin is actually a sports agent for some football (American), baseball and basketball players here in America, and they really do not talk to other teams while under contract, not even under the table.

And Liverpool just got accused of it with Southhampton and van Dijk, so why would this case not also be considered tapping up? Is it because it is a different country with Barcelona being in Spain? Or does that not matter with regards to tampering?

danielson116 620 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by danielson116

ARSENAL IN HUNT FOR CALHANOGLUArsenal are aiming to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, according to Aksam.Chelsea have previously shown an interest in Calhanoglu, but now Arsenal and Lazio are looking to agree a deal in the region of €20 million (£17.6m) with Leverkusen.

Really wouldn't mind him, looks like a good, young, cheap rotation player

Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 5,132 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by Gunner

He is one for the future and Wenger has said that if you see quality at a good price, go take it.

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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,636 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by THE POLICE

No, I am seriously wondering about the rules of tampering in European football. Am American, so here that would be considering tampering since he already has a long term contract. My cousin is actually a sports agent for some football (American), baseball and basketball players here in America, and they really do not talk to other teams while under contract, not even under the table. And Liverpool just got accused of it with Southhampton and van Dijk, so why would this case not also be considered tapping up? Is it because it is a different country with Barcelona being in Spain? Or does that not matter with regards to tampering?

Liverpool has approached the player directly without the consent of Southampton, so they were accused of tapping up. But with Cesc (and now with Bellerin), Barca is cleverly playing a tempting game so that the players will force for the transfer... We let Cesc go for lesser than his market value last time, but shouldn't allow Bellerin to move like that...

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Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by Ix Techau

No, I am seriously wondering about the rules of tampering in European football.

Tapping up, as it's called in football, is not allowed according to FIFA rules. A club can not contact a player by any means without the consent of the club they are contracted to. This consent is usually given after a formal transfer bid (or intent) has been made.

Is it because it is a different country with Barcelona being in Spain? Or does that not matter with regards to tampering?

Now, what Barcelona are doing is to circumvent FIFA tap-up rules by influencing the target mind through the media. With Cesc it went on literally for years. Barca instructed their players to talk about Cesc as much as possible, in every interview. How much they wanted to play with him, how he would be perfect for their system, etc. This created a media feedback loop.

We also had the unique situation where Cesc was actually playing on an international level with all these Barca players, which means we have no idea what was said in private.

From a legal standpoint it's very much grey area. Barcelona didn't technically contact the player, so would need no consent from Arsenal. However...it's very clear how they circumvented the rules to tap him up by using players and staff to influence his mind whilst at another club.

Problem with grey areas is that no one wants to test them in court, and especially not international/EU court. It would be a long and expensive drawn-out battle, and there is another issue as well: it will set out a precedent that prevents Arsenal from doing the same thing Barca did.

You see, even though Barca are in a class of their own when it comes to tapping up, breaking rules, cheating, diving, etc...all clubs tap up players in one way or another.

Hell, we are doing it right now with Mbappe.

Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 5,132 pts
Posted about 5 years ago by Gunner

That's because we don't have the support of all our fans, the money, the players, and the board which also includes manager.

Wenger is a good manager but he doesn't win big trophies like them.

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