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Arsenal expected to revive effort for loan signing of Barcelona ace

Arsenal are reportedly looking likely to revive their transfer interest in Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

According to reports in London, Arsenal held an interest in Coutinho earlier in the summer while he was still out on loan at Bayern Munich.

The Brazil international helped Bayern win the Champions League, but he is now back at parent club Barcelona and seemingly likely to move as part of Ronald Koeman’s reshuffle at the Nou camp.

Movement stalled with Bayern focused on winning the Champions League but with new Barca supremo Koeman looking to reshape his squad expect the Gunners to make a concerted effort to land the former Liverpool talent on a season-long loan.

Coutinho could be a fine signing for the Gunners if he gets back to his best, but it could also be a bit of a gamble from a team that needs to get its work right in the transfer market.

Arsenal finished 8th in the Premier League last season and papered over some cracks with an FA Cup final win, and it remains to be seen if Coutinho is really the answer.

That said, Arsenal fans may be excited at the prospect of their club targeting a big name who did once light up the Premier League during his time as a Liverpool player.

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