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100+ Players Linked, Only 6 Signed

With the summer transfer window slammed shut – Gooner Talk, with thanks to QuartzGooner – have compiled the list of players to have been linked with us this summer.

Over 100  players were rumoured to be on their way to Arsenal but a mere 6 actually joined the club.

These were:

Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Samir Nasri, Amaury Bischoff, Mikaël Silvestre and Oguzhan Özyakup.

Just goes to show, do not always believe what you read in the papers.

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Spear
Aiden McGeady
Alberto Aquilani
Amauri
Amaury Bischoff
Andrei Arshavin
Angel Di Maria
Anthony Annan
Arda Turan
Arjen Robben
Artur Boruc
Bafetimbi Gomis
Blaise Matuidi
Bojan Krkic
Carlos Cuellar
Charles N’Zogbia
Christoph Metzelder
Clarence Seedorf
Clement Chantome
Cristian Zapata
Dani Guiza
Daniel Parejo
David Silva
David Villa
Dean Ashton
Diego
Demetris Christofi
Dimitrov
Diogo
Edu
Eidur Gudjonsen
Eren Derdiyok
Falcão Garcia
Francis Coquelin
Gabriel Obertan
Gareth Barry
Gattuso
Gervinho
Gokhan Inler
Gomes
Hatem Ben Arfa
Ibrahim Affelay
Ignacio Camacho
Issiar Dia
Jean II Makoun
Jimmy Bullard
Jonathan De Guzman
Jussi Jaaskelainen
Kaka
Karim Benzema
Klaas jan Huntelaar
Lautaro Acosta
Lilian Thuram
Lionel Messi
Loic Perrin
Lorik Cana
Louis Saha
Luca Toni
Lucio
Lukas Podolski
Mahamadou Dabo
Marcus Senna
Mario Balotelli
Mario Gomez
Mark Milligan
Mauro Zarate
Micah Richards
Michael Johnson
Miguel Veloso
Mikael Silvestre
Mikel Arteta
Nikko Kranjkar
Nuri Sahin
Obafemi Martins
Oguzhan Ozyakup
Patrick Vieira
Per Mertesacker
Peter Crouch
Phillipe Mexes
Piotr Trochowski
Raul Albiol
Ricardo Queresma
Richard Dunne
Robert Acquafresca
Robinho
Roman Pavlyuchenko
Ronaldinho
Roque Santa Cruz
Ruben De La Red
Salomon Kalou
Samir Nasri
Samuel Eto’o
Sean Scannel
Sebastien Frey
Shay Given
Stephane Mbia
Stephane Sessognon
Stephen Appiah
Tawrik Jebrel
Thierry Henry
Torsten Frings
Victor Moses
Vincent Kompany
Wayne Hennessey
Xavi
Xavi Alonso
Yaya Toure
Yoann Gouffran
Yuri Zhirkhov

With thanks to QuartzGooner from The Online Gooner forum

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AlwaysArsenal
AlwaysArsenal
13 years ago

Lol Jimmy Bullard and Louis Saha, amusing

GoonerChris
13 years ago

Eidur Gudjonsen and Peter Crouch are also strange names to be linked with lol.

WALSHY
WALSHY
13 years ago

ARSENAL aka (ARSHOLES)
TOTAL LOSERS
ARSENE WENGER-FRENCH TWAT

ChrisMoz
ChrisMoz
13 years ago

i dont remember us being linked with messi ? also werent we linked with Yoann Gourcuff from AC milan

steve
steve
13 years ago

you forgot torsten frings

debbi
debbi
13 years ago

if we are linked with move for stephen appiah it can still happen because his on a free transfer any body got a link for stephen appiah transfer to arsenal

GoonerChris
13 years ago

cheers steve, added him now.

Stu
Stu
13 years ago

Didn't AW once say that 200players wanted to join us? What happened to them. Why only sign 3% of them. If i hear him blame injuries or poor ref decision or luck this season i will literately beat the shit out of someone. Seriously, he had months to strengthen our weak as shit squad but didn't. Now we are left with denilson and Diaby to keep the best attackers in the world at bay. UEFA cup, here we come.

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

You left out Bojan, I remember reading something about us enquiring about him.

Hope we get Appiah, it's all we've got left to hope for.
No matter what happens though we just have to back the team and hope for the best.

Marcelo
Marcelo
13 years ago

you forgot Falcão Garcia (from River Plate), a young boy from Cyprus that i can't remember his name (christopher …) and André Ayew, the son of Abedi Pelé (from Marseille).

bergkamp
bergkamp
13 years ago

200 players,did u want him to sign them all???stu ,200 players in a world with probably 5000 crap players,5000 decent players and maybe 600 good players and 200 top players!

iJemz
iJemz
13 years ago

Wow Ranaldinho, Messi? No Way.

bergkamp
bergkamp
13 years ago

WALSHY dont be racist u dumb cunt

Bob
Bob
13 years ago

Teh young guy from Cyprus is Demetris Christofi from AC Omonia

james
james
13 years ago

does any one think its time for Walcot to be a striker

Erichero
Erichero
13 years ago

What I do find fascinating though is that every now and then a rumour comes true, just when you had started to dismiss everything.

Who else thought Bischoff was one strange rumour, even though he said Arsene had spoken to him? Then Ramsey went around and I really thought he would sign for Man Utd. Nasri was touch and go for ages, while Silvestre sounded too crazy at the start.

On the other hand, I thought we would sign Annan for a while, and I'm sure we came pretty close to signing Alonso or Inler.

Pastime
Pastime
13 years ago

What's with this wait until the last possible second to sign someone? Who exactly are we trying to out fox with this stupid game?

Erichero
Erichero
13 years ago

Buying a player is not as simple as: “We want your player, here's a cheque”. In that case, Fabregas would have gone to Real Madrid long time ago. Adebayor would have gone to AC or Barca, etc, etc. Remember the whole Ronaldinho saga between Man Utd and Barcelona years ago? Also look at Real selling to Man City instead of Chelsea. There is a complex setup that goes on behind the scenes. Dein used to play an important part and when he went to pick up Reyes from (I forget … Seville?), his car was getting pelted by angry fans.… Read more »

Rob C
Rob C
13 years ago

I should think that there aren't many Gooners out there not dissapointed that we have not landed 1 or 2 of the big names listed above myself being one of them. However we cannot let the lack of big name transfer activity ruin our season as if we can avoid any new injuries and get the ones that are still out fit and playing (Eduardo, Rosicky, are these not big names? ) we can still have a very good season. Nasri may well turn out to be the signing everyone else wishes they had made and as our eminent leader… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

Bischoff, Ozyakup and Coquelin weren't really linked with us in the papers.

terence merrifield
terence merrifield
13 years ago

You are truly kidding me, is this really realistically for real??

GoonerChris
13 years ago

Bischoff was linked with us in the French press. Ozyakup was linked with us in the Dutch media and Coquelin's move was on a French football website.

Russ
Russ
13 years ago

You missed off Vieira! Silly rumours going round after he was spotted at the game on saturday. I was thinking of starting a list myself back in May but couldn't find the motivation to do it.

spaz
spaz
13 years ago

someones got their knickers in a twist? newcastle fan?

I HATE ADEBAYOR
I HATE ADEBAYOR
13 years ago

no one have been linked to arsenal so stp writting and mention names wenger and the board of direcors wants to destroy the club

Mr. T
Mr. T
13 years ago

He's a Spud….pissed off at the fact they will be fighting relegation AGAIN!

Mr. T
Mr. T
13 years ago

He's a Spud….pissed off at the fact they will be fighting relegation AGAIN!

AlwaysArsenal
AlwaysArsenal
13 years ago

We don't sign 'big names' because the people who do are idiots. I bet all the Chelsea fans were whooping when they signed Shevchenko. I bet Berbatov doesn't do that well and continues using the excuse that hes not trying. Sagna has gotta be the best signing of last season I'd say, and a straight Nasri and Hleb trade off is already paying out, with Nasri scoring the same amount in 4 games as Hleb did the entire of last season. We do things the subtle way, that is the very essence of Arsenal, to be the secret ninja underdog.… Read more »

bergkamp
bergkamp
13 years ago

one minute people are cryin about letting bentley go and and boooohoooohoooo letting quality young players leave,then they cryin he hasnt signed no one and we have to rely on young players again booooohoooooohoooooo sniff sniff sniff sniffff we sign alonso & let song or denilson go because they cant get a game then it would be boooohooooohooooo look how good song is booooohoooooohooooooo spurs just bought denilson for 15mill booooooohoooooooohooooo ,wenger cant win

Marko
Marko
13 years ago

I was so disappointed. I can only assume that Wenger tried to buy someone but couldn.t agree on a price. Thats what you get when you leave it last at the last minute. In my opinion or real angry and disappointment should be directed at the board. They aren't of their word it would seem and they've never replaced David Dein, who may be correct in saying we need outside investment (whether it's Kreonke or the Russian). I'm totally convince that if Dein was there this season then we would of signed more players, the evidence is in the fact… Read more »

GORKAN
GORKAN
13 years ago

When are we signing INLER!

ChrisMoz
ChrisMoz
13 years ago

city new owners are going to ruin football…ive got nothing against city but this is just getting rediculous..football isnt fair at all anymore. I mean they now reportedly want ronaldo for 135 million along with torres and OUR very own cesc. bastards….there has to be a cap on foreign owners or at least on the amount a club can spend within its own revenues etc..

Ricky
Ricky
13 years ago

Its got nothing to do with spending for the sake of it.. When its so obvious to everyone that we need one Cm atleast you'd expect a experienced manger to see that aswell..

Theres no defending wengers or the boards actions this time round!! the squad is weaker then last yr & when you look at the money with bought in & the money weve spent on players its only around £1m.. are we really that broke?

fozzy
fozzy
13 years ago

what a let down this transfer window has been,o.k nasri looks good value but we need some experience.I think wenger has made one boob after another since leting edu go.

debbie
debbie
13 years ago

wenger should throw one last card and bring stephen appiah to arsenal to boost are midfield

debbie
debbie
13 years ago

wenger should throw one last card and bring stephen appiah to arsenal to boost are midfield

neil
neil
13 years ago

it will be open again in January, not the end of the world

Ricky
Ricky
13 years ago

Its not the end of the world, thats right but its a end of a era which could have been sorted out if people used there brains.

neil
neil
13 years ago

hopefully by jan we are all thinking well we didnt actually need to sign any 1, when we are sitting pretty at the top of the league.

AlwaysArsenal
AlwaysArsenal
13 years ago

Well the way I see it, if Denilson and Diaby do well then yay. If they don't do fantastically fair enough we won't be top by January but we'll still be in the top 4 or just under, therefore the situation would be easily savable with the right buys.Right now what I'm most concerned about is the article on Arsenal.com 'Eboue the pass master' lmao

Tom
Tom
13 years ago

u forgot danny haynes from ipswich as well

bergkamp13
bergkamp13
13 years ago

I noticed West ham annouced today two transfers and said something about “international transfer certificates” as the reason for the late annoucement. I guess there is a glimmer
of a chance that perhaps the silence from the Emirates means something is coming … or not.

Gunner Jillu
Gunner Jillu
13 years ago

The list seems a bit made up, I dont remember being linked with kaka, Ronaldinho, Messi, Robinho, Messi, Robben, Gudjonsen.

QuartzGooner
QuartzGooner
13 years ago

Thanks for crediting me, but please also credit online Gooner as I wrote it for them

Gunner Jillu
Gunner Jillu
13 years ago

Think maybe you were struggling to get 100 names so added a few on to get a more eye catcing number, but anyway get the point we been linked with a lot of players

Gunner Jillu
Gunner Jillu
13 years ago

Quartz Gooner, you made up a few of the names, admit it

Joshwaaaa
Joshwaaaa
13 years ago

Appiah might be coming so you can only hope. And with his experience and ability, our team would greatly benefit. Plus it would be on a free!

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