‘We’re winning the league’ – These Arsenal fans react to rumours that Philipe Coutinho has agreed to sign for the Gunners

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Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Philipe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona, some Gunners fans are amazed by news of the superstar’s imminent arrival.

According to French publication L’Equipe, Barcelona superstar Philipe Coutinho has agreed to join Arsenal on loan this summer.

News of the playmaker’s arrival comes just days after Gunners boss Unai Emery shut down rumours linking the north London club to the star.

Emery told Cadena Ser via Mirror Football that Arsenal “never talked’ about a move for the 27-year-old, before describing him as a splendid player.

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Coutinho has struggled to live up to expectations since his big-money move to Barcelona.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo via Catalunya Radio, Barcelona are prepared to allow Coutinho to leave on loan this summer for a fee of €25m-30m (£23m-27m).

Coutinho’s career has gone downhill since he left Liverpool for the Camp Nou 18 months ago, the 27-year-old has failed to prove his worth after the Blaugrana splashed a staggering £142m, as per BBC Sport, to secure his services.

Coutinho’s only hopes of reigniting his career hinge on leaving the La Liga champions this summer. It’s incredibly unlikely that the Brazilian will find a place in Ernesto Valverde’s midfield or attack – given the summer arrivals of Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann.

Check out some reaction to the rumours:

Unai Emery will be hoping to tap into Coutinho’s impressive form for Liverpool that led to his marquee move to Barcelona.

The ace struggled last season, scoring just eight goals and providing two assists in 42 appearances across all competitions.

Despite the reports from France, Mirror Football understand that Coutinho will still train with Barcelona this afternoon at Barry University in Florida.

Can Coutinho re-establish himself as one of the world’s best in his position with a move to the Emirates Stadium?

More importantly will Arsenal manage to pull off Coutinho’s signature before the transfer window closes on Thursday?

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