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Arsenal get Coutinho message following Koeman decision

Timothy Aiyeku

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Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal have been told that they will no longer be having Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho this summer transfer window as he is set to stay with Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona this season.

Philippe Coutinho has been out of favour in the Barcelona team since he joined the club in a big-money move from Liverpool and was sent out on loan to German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich.

His loan contract with the Bundesliga club has expired and staying on a permanent deal was never discussed which made his future up in the air and attracted interests from the North London club Arsenal.

The Gunners were ready to give Philippe Coutinho his dream return to the English Premier League after his agent confirmed that his wish is to return to his former league and not to Barcelona.

But with the emergence of a new manager at the Camp Nou, the situation immediately changed as Ronald Koeman held talks with the Brazilian international, informing him of his wish to remain with the club and have another chance.

It is believed that talks of his stay are successful and the North London club have received the message that they will not be signing Philippe Coutinho this summer transfer window.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.