A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to implore the Gunners to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer after watching his display in the Champions League on Saturday night.
Coutinho has been linked with the Gunners for some time. However, it appears that the chances of him moving to the Emirates may currently look slim.
The Daily Mail reported ahead of Bayern Munich’s clash with Chelsea that Mikel Arteta had been interested in signing the Brazilian. But it was claimed that the Arsenal boss had since decided to prioritise a move for Willian over his countryman.
However, some Arsenal supporters believe that Coutinho should still be a target after his latest display. The former Liverpool man came on during the second-half against the Blues and produced an encouraging performance.
By that stage, Bayern were all but assured of progressing to the next round. But there were some superb touches from the 28-year-old.
He was more than happy to try and get the ball forward into dangerous areas. Sometimes those passes did not pay off, but there were a couple of occasions where the visitors were split open.
‘Looks good in red’
It was Coutinho’s nice pass with the outside of his boot that led to the cross that provided one of Bayern’s two late goals.
And some Arsenal fans clearly feel that he could make a big difference if he joined the Gunners this summer.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to Coutinho’s Champions League cameo…
Coutinho has been playing pretty good since coming on. It’s mad how some people wouldn’t take him at Arsenal, even on loan.
— WorldwideArsenal™ (@WorldwideAFC) August 8, 2020
Really impressive cameo by Coutinho. Looks good in red 🙏
— AFC Source (@AFC_SOURCE) August 8, 2020
Get coutinho #afc
— SMG 🇷🇼 (@GaluweroIII) August 8, 2020
After today arsenal need to sign coutinho
— H (@582Hasan) August 9, 2020
Coutinho is our best bet for a attack minded midfielder loan to buy get it done
— TH14 👑 (@49gunsalute) August 8, 2020
Arsenal really need to get Coutinho
— LION WEST (@lekan_ibrolion) August 8, 2020
Please @m8arteta, don’t sign Willian. Go for Coutinho instead.
— 🅰️Ö™️ (@TikaTakaSaka) August 8, 2020
Anyone who doesn’t want him needs to be questioned as to why?
He’s a brilliant player and could offer a lot
— GoonerBhoy_88 (@GoonerBhoy_88) August 8, 2020