Lots of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react after it was reported by The Express that club officials would be meeting with Barcelona on Sunday to discuss a deal for Philippe Coutinho.
The Gunners will know all about the Brazil international after watching him score against them for Liverpool numerous times over the years, although his nightmarish spell at the Camp Nou has seemingly made him available this summer.
The 27-year-old has been booed by his own supporters since moving to La Liga, and has also managed to score just 21 goals in 76 appearances for the Spanish champions since signing in a deal worth £142m.
Barcelona want to sell the former Inter Milan man, but are open to a loan move with an option to buy which appears to have sparked the Gunners’ interest.
One could argue this is a fairly baffling transfer story given Arsenal’s need for defenders over of attackers – the £72m signing of Nicolas Pepe has just been completed, but the futures of Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi are still uncertain.
Let’s see how the Arsenal fans on Twitter reacted to the news…
Am I mad to say I absolutely don’t want this to happen?
— CaptainBellerin (@nuanced_arsenal) August 2, 2019
If this happens, I fully expect Özil to be sold, Coutinho playing deep/CM will give me nightmares, just imagine how easy it’ll be to get past the midfield and run at the defence ?
— Kamz Gooner (@Kamz2203) August 2, 2019
I’ve seen it all now. What a load of complete nonsense.
— jay (@jayjayafc1) August 2, 2019
Please stop it if it’s a joke oh. My heart can’t handle this kain thing.
— Ayodeji Timothy (@deejaytims22) August 2, 2019
Why do we want anymore attacking players? There’s such thing as a defence in football and we need it.
— Joe PN (@JoePerr90545379) August 2, 2019
I dont know how will this happen. I mean he can’t get first team football. Yeah if Ozil leaves then it can happen which looks unlikely.
— Abdullah Khan (@KHANtheGUNNER) August 3, 2019
Ozil is finished then
— Smith and Wesson (@TheBlueHelmsman) August 2, 2019
I might just faint if this happens
— Cheta!! (@dumb_sage) August 2, 2019