Rivaldo urges Arsenal target to make Premier League move

Rivaldo has urged Philippe Coutinho to return to the Premier League as he continues to struggle since he left the competition.

The Brazilian left Liverpool for Barcelona in the winter of 2018, and he has been unsettled since that time.

He was shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich this season, and his form hasn’t been good enough for the Germans to keep him with them permanently.

He will now return to Barcelona where he is no longer needed, meaning he will look to find a new club after Bayern Munich’s Champions League campaign next month.

He has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Leicester City and Newcastle in the Premier League and Brazilian legend, Rivaldo believes that a return to the English top-flight will be perfect for him.

Rivaldo said as quoted by Goal: “Philippe Coutinho will soon return from his loan at Bayern to Barcelona but I doubt he can revive his career there.

“His best option could be returning to English football where he spent the best seasons of his career and in which his qualities seem to be best suited, as he proved at Liverpool when was one of the best players in the Premier League.

“At Arsenal, Tottenham or Leicester, Coutinho could be a regular starter next season. It would be a good opportunity for the Brazillian to rediscover his best form and show that he continues to be an excellent player who belongs to the elite.”

Mikel Arteta will hope that he can beat competition from others to land the Brazilian who might give the Gunners the creativity that they lack.

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7 Comments

  1. Tas says:

    They will ask for Aubameyang+ cash and we will get Coutinho that is if both players are happy with the deal

    We shall se after FA Cup

  2. Waleed Adams says:

    Get him yesterday already please. They can give us money extra for aubu and him if aubu don’t wanna commit. We can play 3-5-2 with laca and martinelli upfront with him behind them omw that will be danger to any opponent due to his shooting and passing ability. Imagine him and Dani linking up in midfield it gives me images of cazola and ozil in their best years by us together. Only saying we must make the swap if aubu don’t wanna commit but if he does commit we must spend the money and buy him or grelish for the number 10 role please please please kroenke and 1 central defender in kolibaly we won’t have to then spend for the next window or 2 as we have Pablo to pare with him.

  3. Coachy says:

    Coutinho will be a nice deal if he can get his form back at arsenal, the club has money so why swap deals or we sell to race funds, coutinho,Partey and a center defender will be okay deals for me. Sokratis,Elneny,Holding,Bellerin can be sold.

  4. The Deluded One says:

    Could you clarify what money the club has?

    Covid 19 has stopped or limited a lot of the regular incomes. The Costs have stayed largly the same. When Kroenkes company restructured the remaining loan for the stadium around 36M that had been kept as a security for the stadium was released. But we have outstanding payments for past transfers like Pepe and Tierney. We have for years had a wage structure for a champions league club while playing in the europa league.

    There was a reason the club asked the players for a paycut, and the reason was not that we had money in the bank.

    Selling players is what we have to do to buy players most likely. But alot of our players can not be sold or are not worth a lot of money. We could sell Holding and Bellerin but then we need to replace those. Not much money left for Partay then I would guess.

    Our best hope is qualifying for Europa.

    1. Val says:

      As far as I’m aware, Pepe and Saliba were structured payments, KT was bought outright as celtic wanted all the money upfront.
      But yes, we dont have alot of money and we will have to sell to buy, it just depends on who we can sell.
      Personally, I would sell Holding, Papa, Kola, Guen, Torreira and Laca.
      Mustafi is out till October so i doubt we can sell him and based on his recent performances i think he deserves to stay, atleast till the winter window.
      I dont think torreira has settled great here and still represents a decent sale value.
      Holding i dont think is good enough, especially the way we want to play out from the back, Chambers is better at that.
      MG, enough said on him and his childish ways the better, great talent shame about the attitude.
      Kola and Papa are really not up to standard.
      Lacazette, great player, inconsistent since his arrival and i would rather have Auba through the middle and give Saka and Martinelli more play time.
      IF we were to sell the majority of these player here, we could get in some decent talent and strengthen where we need to by getting in Partey etc

  5. The Deluded One says:

    @Val Thank you for the clarification about Tierney!

  6. steve otieno says:

    it will be better if we sign coutihno

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