Arsenal facing new competition for former Liverpool man

Arsenal is interested in signing Philippe Coutinho, but they are facing new competition for his signature.

The Brazilian joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2018 and has remained on their books.

However, he has failed to reach the heights that the Catalans thought he would reach when they splashed out 120m euros to sign him.

He spent the 2019/2020 season at Bayern Munich and had a trophy-laden spell in Bavaria including winning the Champions League.

He didn’t play many games last season after struggling with a knee injury for much of the campaign.

Reports have linked Arsenal with a move for him over the last few transfer windows and it seems that their interest remains strong.

They will look to sign a creative midfielder this summer if Martin Odegaard doesn’t return and Coutinho is one of the players that they are targeting.

Marca says they have been facing competition from Everton before now, but his list of suitors has increased with Olympique Marseille now interested in his signature.

The French side will play in the Europa League next season and they are keen to make an impression in the competition.

Adding Coutinho to their squad would make them more competitive.

Arsenal should ideally not worry about competition from a French team, but one that is playing in Europe has an advantage over them now.

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  1. SueP says:

    His face pops up every transfer window 🙄

  2. Declan says:

    I really hope Arsenal are not interested in signing him.

    1. Davi says:

      Definitely not for the wages he’ll undoubtedly want

  3. Biscuitbum says:

    This is a rumour which won’t go away. It’s lazy journalism form reporters who don’t want to dig for the truth. Have Arsenal EVER been interested in Coutinho? I very much doubt it.

  4. Goonster says:

    This is turning into the Benzema and M’villa continued rumour.

    Every wimdow we were looking to sign Benzema and M’villa back then.
    😂

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    Whether Arsenal is seriously interested in Coutinho or whether he is good enough is another matter. The real point is that we will struggle to attract really good players due to lack of European football. This shows how costly it was to drop points against Fulham, WestHam, etc. during the League. Wehave to now build on what we have presently and hope that new inclusions improve our squad to atleast make it to the Europa next season and from than on build further to make it to the CL. Arsenal has fallen so far down, it will take improvement in steps to make it to the top 4. My targets would be:
    Odegaard/Mathais Perreira for CAM
    Besuma for CM
    Zaha in the winger position
    Recall Willock, Mavroponus to strengthen and if Guendouzi has changed his behaviour, MA should think about him also, because the lad has both talent and passion. Zaha could add to the creativity along with Saka, Odegaard/Perreira and ESR. Also Willock has the ability to shoot from distance. Arsenal should be looking to play forward everytime we get the ball and not play sideways. We have trusted the process long enough and it is time now for MA to deliver on the pitch.

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