How do farcical transfer rumours start?

How do farcical transfer rumours start?

Well we know that most fans love it when their team is linked with a superstar player from another exotic country or top league from around the world and we know Gooners are really no different.

Even though when it comes to the actual stories about potential transfer stories only about 1-3% of such rumoured transfers actually end up happening and Tony Attwood does his best to explain how such farcical rumours start in the video below.

How much of a transfer budget new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta actually gets to spend in the summer of 2020 remains to be seen but based on the huge outlay in the summer under Unai Emery on the likes of Nicolas Pepe for £72m from Lille plus the addition of David Luiz from Chelsea with his significant wages then the subsequent minimal outlay this recent winter window there are no guarantees the new boss will get much cash to play with. Arsenal did move on Alex Iwobi to Everton for decent money and loaned Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma last summer so those transactions did offset some of the acquisitions.

In the recent closed winter transfer window Arsenal signed Flamengo defender Pablo Mari on an initial loan deal with an option to buy and also added Southampton left-back Cedric Soares on loan until the end of the season. How much impact these players will have remains to be seen but the new Gunners boss has tried to put a positive spin on the additions.

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