Transfer Balls: Arsenal Tap Up Morgan Schneiderlin And Victor Wanyama On Twitter

Paul Sorene

5th, June 2015


Transfer Balls brings you the gossip and nonsense presented as news by the dead tree Press. And now Arsenal are in on the act.

On the Media Watch page fans are given links to Arsenal players being name-checked in the newspapers. You get reports of them being picked for their national sides, what they said in interviews and so on.

But now the page trots out every half-baked rumour without adding any facts. You’d think the actual club could shine light on the rumours of players being linked to the club by nameless sources, but it doesn’t.

Here are a few examples of Arsenal’s balls.:

May 1st…

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Are Arsenal, buying Torino right-back Matteo Darmian? Did they offer Iker Casillas a deal? Have they called Dortmund about Ilkay Gundogan?

Arsenal like playing their cards close to their chest so why amplify rumours? Why talk in the third person?

May 8th…

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Since May 1st, this long list of players have featured on the Media Watch Page as potential future Arsenal footballers:

Pedro, Andre Ayew, Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala, Petr Cech, Julian Draxler, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Yohan Cabaye, Edinson Cavani, Joe Gomez, Morgan Schneiderlin, Karim Benzema, Sami Khedira, Kasper Schmeichel, Mario Gotze, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Reine-Adelaide, Yassin Fortune, Arturo Vidal, Nabil Fekir, Rodrigo, Gonzalo Higuain, Alexandre Lacazette, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Matteo Darmian, Iker Casillas, Ilkay Gundogan and Victor Wanyama.

A mere 29 players have been linked to Arsenal since the start of May – and the club has broadcast each rumour.

It gets worse. On Twitter, Arsenal are talking about players who play for other clubs:

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Tap, tap, tap.

It’s pretty classless stuff from the Gunners.

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  1. ron says:

    No different from what you just did. You both are hits whores

  2. GoonerEris says:

    Nothing wrong there. As the subject states, it is the club’s official “Media watch” section, which monitors most read Arsenal FC news on the print media/blogs and is, therefore, without responsibility on the part of the club. No attempt to give credibility to such news items is made and so, there should be no suggestion that it is intended to lead anyone on.

  3. Captain Obvious says:

    Classless? Calm your tits Paul. Are you Tottenham in disguise? Save classless for racist chants and horror tackles. Leave PR interns alone.

  4. Naryy says:

    You’re seeing this now? The media watch section is there was ages ! Dont overreact

  5. MichiBollocks says:

    Something something something
    Liverpool are shit
    Something something…

    Just wanted to get that out of the way.

  6. A says:

    The anti-Arsenal bias on this site is a bit shameless. I come to Pies to laugh and enjoy the counter-mainstream approach to footie. But, with Arsenal, Pies are the same old shit.

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