Cape Town - Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is
reportedly on the verge of sealing a move to Arsenal on a season-long loan
L'Equipe journalist Bilel Ghazi claims the Gunners will take
Coutinho on loan, ending a nightmare 18 months for the Brazil attacker since
his £142 million to Barcelona from Liverpool.
PSG have also been linked with Coutinho, but Arsenal have
reportedly won the race for the 27-year-old.
If indeed Coutinho moves to the Emirates, he will join a
forward line already bolstered by the £72 million arrival of Nicolas Pepe.
It is hard to fathom how Arsenal can recruit Coutinho
without shedding talent from the strike force.
They have received no offers for Mesut Ozil, while Henrikh
Mkhitaryan has received similarly little interest.
Arsenal are also in dire need of strengthening their
defence, with links persisting over their interest in Dayot Upamecano and