With Arsenal being linked with a host of players this summer, Arsenal have captured one which is Willian Borges on a free transfer from rivals Chelsea but the Gunners fan base still have faith that the club will bring in Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.
The Gunners fan base have it in them to monitor their clubs potential target on every of their social media handles, they have kept a very close eye on Philippe Coutinho’s social media handles also in recent weeks, because he’s been linked with a move to Arsenal.
Philippe Coutinho has given Arsenal fans something to be excited about as he seems to be dropping a transfer hint on social media and it has thrown joy into the camp of the Arsenal faithfuls.
What caused the spark was the fact that Coutinho of recent started following the Arsenal players like Cedric Soares, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli on Instagram.
Despite the act of followership on social media displayed by Coutinho not meaning a transfer is imminent, it hasn’t stopped the Gunners fans from getting excited on various social media handles as the speculations surrounding Coutinho joining the Gunners this summer continues to grow.
Arsenal are set to sign Willian baring any last minute change but that doesn’t seem like happening as the 31-year-old recently completed his medicals at Arsenal and he’s going sign a three-year deal worth £100,000-a-week.
The transfer of Willian reduces the possibility that Arsenal will go for Coutinho, but reports say that FC Barcelona have offered the Brazilian midfielder to Arsenal.
The Gunners faithfuls still remain hopeful that the club hierarchy releases some extra cash or get cash from player sales in other to bring the former Liverpool playmaker back to the English Premier League.
Since his move to Barcelona in January 2018 for a club record fee of €160 million, Coutinho has not found his feet at the Catalan side and as at now he’s out of favour at Barcelona. Making him seek for a new club after FC Bayern Munich turned down the opportunity to sign him on a permanent basis.
According to recent reports in Spain, Coutinho no longer wants to represent the 26 times La Liga winners, and the club themselves also want him out of the club as they’ve made it a priority.
Arsenal appears to be a good destination for Coutinho but for Mikel Arteta to be able to get him at the club, they’d have to reduce the team’s wage bill before signing him or any other big name.
The London team is willing to let go of some big names this summer should they receive a reasonable bid. These first team players include Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
If the Coutinho to Arsenal deal comes to fulfilment, it’d be a win win situation for the both parties.