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Arsenal set to miss out on Champions League winner after 11th hour change of heart

Although the transfer window doesn’t officially close until October 5, it’s expected that most clubs will have done the majority of their business before the start of the 2020/21 campaign in just under three weeks time.

Chelsea have been the undoubted stars of this current window so far, though they have seen one of their brightest stars, Willian, leave for pastures new. Arsenal to be precise.

As the Brazilian shares an agent with Barcelona’s Phillipe Coutinho, it was expected that Coutinho, after an unhappy time at the Camp Nou followed by another in Germany, would look to make a clear break and a fresh start in north London, as reported by football.london.

However, with Barcelona signing Ronald Koeman as their new coach, it appears that Coutinho may have been afforded a reprieve.

According to Mundo Deportivo, cited by the Daily Mail, the Dutchman called Coutinho on Monday morning to confirm to him that he is part of the plans for next season.

Coming so soon after his Champions League title whilst on-loan at Bayern Munich, the player has had two pieces of good news in quick succession.

Arsenal, meanwhile, will need to lick their wounds at missing out on a top target, and go again.

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6 Comments

  1. Hussaini abubakar ali says:

    No problem arsenal go to transfer market some time player we have a choice how mean players in transfer

  2. JOSE ACHU says:

    He will regret his decision because No 10 belongs to Messi and he’ll be played out of position.The frustration will continue.

  3. Martin says:

    I really don’t believe Coutinho was ever a serious target of Arsenal

  4. samwel agutu says:

    thank you for the update

  5. Akintegbe Felix says:

    Arsenal should sign two more mildfielder and sell some defender.

  6. joseph says:

    arsenal need to be a little quicker in their persuit of new players unlike other club who have signed two to three players

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