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If this is true, Arsenal could reportedly pull off one of the biggest bargains of the summer.

According to The Independent, the Gunners could sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho for only £9 million.

The report adds that out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Mateo Guendouzi would have to go the other way in a player-plus-cash deal.

Guendouzi has been frozen out of Mikel Arteta’s plans in North London over apparent attitude problems.

If EVERY Season Had A Champions League Play-Off

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Here’s how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter to the idea of signing Coutinho – who cost £142 million in 2018 – for as little as £9 million.

In real life, if something’s too good to be true then it’s probably because it is – and the same rule applies in the football world.

Coutinho has had a rough couple of years since leaving Liverpool, struggling at Barcelona and then failing to secure a permanent move to Bayern Munich after being loaned out.

But in terms of talent, he’s frightening and at 28, the Brazil international has a good few years left in him.

This would be an astonishingly-good bit of business by Arsenal, but is it true? Well, time will tell.

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