Arsenal still want ex-Premier League star that they have been linked with all summer

Arsenal is still interested in signing Philippe Coutinho this summer and the transfer might go through if the Gunners make their move, reports Sport via The Sun.

The Brazilian enjoyed the best spell of his career with Liverpool in the Premier League, but he left the Reds for a move to Barcelona in 2018.

He has struggled to replicate the form that he showed on Merseyside since he moved to Catalonia and he spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich.

He won the German Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League with the German side and has returned to Barcelona where he is wanted by Ronald Koeman.

The report, however, claims that although he is admired by Koeman, the financial situation of the Spanish giants means that they are open to selling him.

Arsenal remains keen on landing him according to the report and he might move to the Emirates on loan.

Barcelona has removed some of their top earners from their wage bill this summer and Coutinho is among the high earning players at the club.

Arsenal is looking to sign either Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar before the transfer window closes, however, they are struggling to raise the transfer fee for both players and landing Coutinho on loan might be a better option for them.

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7 Comments

  1. Austin 3:16 says:

    Its hard to see where in the team coutinho slots into especially with the potential arrival of aouar

    1. GunneRay says:

      I’m assuming this may be the “plan B” option, should the Aouar move fall flat?

      Personally, I think if Philippe Coutinho is available for a good price he could be worth going for. He’s got massive experience although, at 28 he’s no spring chicken! We need a younger team with a blend of experience.

  2. Akonteh Andrew says:

    If Arteta wants to succeed in his New Arsenal project, he should avoid all these temporal signings (Loans) because after a year he will still be faced with the same problem of signing long term replacements instead of consolidating the team. Go for Partey and Aouar at all cost my manager.

  3. Sunny says:

    I agree with Akonteh,

    We are not in CL for so many years now.
    I think its clear, without the midfield upgrade we can not et top4. The board must back Arteta to get at least on of the 2 targets. If I have to choose one, than I will wait for the next game.
    Much we will know after the Liverpool team .
    West Ham game shows we need Auror more.
    In the game against Pool, If we are smacked there like other season I would go for Partey ,

  4. GunneRay says:

    Partey should be priority over any other!

    Aouar would be great to have to but if we can get it done but Partey could be our modern day Vierra. The guy who makes it all work in the middle!

    1. Mohsan says:

      I don’t agree, so far what we have seen this season and past few season we have struggled to create and link defence to attack in middle. Partey is not going to solve that problem. The way team is drilled under MA and the similar players we have like Partey show he is not first priority for club. It can also be seen from club chasing Aouar that MA thinks the same way.

  5. jon fox says:

    I give this rumour zero credence and just do not believe it at all. We need to remember that all sports media has a vested interest in promoting rumours to all top clubs, in order to justify their very existence.

    In the absence of actual news, which happens VERY rarely, the constant media need to fill copy, sell papers, get TV viewers AND get clicks is never ending. Wiser fans know this and discard all rumours that are not well and widely documented. This rumour falls into the discard category. Aoure and Partey DO NOT.

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