Arsenal may be making some excellent progress under Mikel Arteta, but there are plenty of supporters who believe that Philippe Coutinho would take the Gunners to another level following intriguing reports from the Daily Mirror.
Coutinho’s future looks to be very much up in the air this summer. The 27-year-old is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, and the Mirror reports that the Bavarian side have the option to make his move permanent for £100 million this summer.
However, the Mirror notes that Bayern are not planning to activate that clause. And that appears to have prompted a number of Premier League sides to consider a move for the Brazilian.
According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are one of four English clubs to enquire about Coutinho. Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United have also asked about the former Liverpool man.
It is noted that all of the sides are only interested in taking Coutinho on loan. So it remains to be seen whether any manage to convince Barca to let him go.
While there are some concerns about signing Coutinho, the large majority of Arsenal fans on social media appear to be in favour of a move.
They believe that he would be a perfect replacement for Mesut Ozil if the German left. And some are convinced that, on loan, he could prove to be a sensational signing this summer.
Here is how some of the Arsenal fans have reacted to the reports…
I was ready to take coutinho last summer but not in the coming window for sure. We need someone different.
— ° (@AfcAdi) March 22, 2020
Would absolutely love coutinho at Arsenal, the perfect Ozil replacement. He has his flaws but no doubt stil one of the top midfielders in the world. He’s just entered the prime of his career and has a good 5 years left at the top level
— Alex Pemberton (@Alex_afc3) March 21, 2020
Would be a great replacement for Ozil. Don’t want him playing on the wings
— Shabameyang (@BruvaMouzone) March 22, 2020
Yes without a doubt, please come.
— jp (@jp96249953) March 22, 2020
Of course I’d have him but why would he come to us?
— LA 17 (@AFCAyara) March 22, 2020
Yes in a heartbeat
— Lloyd (@winfieldlloyd) March 22, 2020
He’s a baller. We need world class talents
— KingSarr (@SalibaKing) March 21, 2020
Good,he’s class,if we get him on loan it’d be a good signing
— Kay 🔴⚪️ (@AdeebFKay) March 21, 2020
He would be perfect👍🏼👍🏼Coutinho Havertz Aouar Szoboszlai r the best options
— MartiSaka (@SakaMarti) March 22, 2020