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07 Aug 2020 21:05:25
Coutinho in da house.

{Ed047's Note - what’ve ya heard Sally?

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07 Aug 2020 21:40:13
Doesn't count I'm afraid Sally, you have to say kia Says Courtinho inda house :-)

07 Aug 2020 22:03:01
Just saw a rumour Ed047.

{Ed047's Note - ahh ok, I’m not a fan to be honest, how about you, would you want him here?

08 Aug 2020 09:42:40
Shooting ourselves in the foot with this. Yes he's good, but he doesn't offer enough to make me think Arteta would want him very badly. I've made my preference for Buendia plain but there are so many other great, cheaper players out there.

08 Aug 2020 08:50:33
In the number 10 position with the quality that he possesses then I would 100% love to see Coutinho in our squad. Do we have the central midfields behind him to allow him to not come deep, no. My fear is that Arteta would expect to much from him defensively which is the same as Ozil. Also the situation surrounding the clubs transfer dealings, Kia and the financial issues we have are another reason its just a bit dodgy.

{Ed047's Note - that’s mostly my concern Glenn

08 Aug 2020 08:57:52
Apparently he was at London colony yesterday Ed.

08 Aug 2020 09:24:11
He's a decent player but a high wage player who didn't make it at Barcelona or Bayern so would be looking at his available options over his preferred options by coming to Arsenal.

I'd like to sign players who feel we are giving them a wonderful opportunity rather than ones who feel they are doing us a favour, but that doesn't seem to be the direction the club wants to take.

08 Aug 2020 10:04:15
I'm an eternal optimist Ed047 and think it might just work. It looks like a loan deal so worth taking a risk I reckon.

{Ed047's Note - I’m just not convinced he’s what we need right now Sally, but then I’ve been wrong plenty of times before! 🤦‍♂️🤣

Maybe they know Ceballos isn’t interested in coming back or the loan is clearly cheaper than the fee for Ceballos.

I really hope you’re right if he does come though. 😁

08 Aug 2020 10:40:38
Putting aside the money spending v redundancies issue which i hope we resolve, I am excited about Coutinho arriving. He is a £142 mill player, only 28 and I trust that Arteta who improved attitudes from the shower he inherited can get the best out of Coutinho. My issue is if he is being shoved into the squad and Arteta doesn`t want him then he becomes an expensive mistake with no incentive to improve him a la Ozil. Still the agent fees are lovely COYG PS in horse racing parlance Coutinho has course form maybe Epsom and Brighton didn`t suit and are we really turning our noses up at £142 mill players. We finished 8th!

08 Aug 2020 10:41:59
Surely Arteta has some input on transfers

Maybe he likes what he sees.

08 Aug 2020 10:30:41
I hope so too Ed! I find the Kia connection very strange. How does he square his (reported) love for Arsenal with his (obvious) love of the 10%?

{Ed002's Note - It is rather more than 10%.}

08 Aug 2020 11:13:03
The story about him being at London Colney yesterday was from the express.

08 Aug 2020 11:13:23
Blimey there's the answer to my question then Ed002!

08 Aug 2020 11:58:09
You summed up my feelings there Glenn. I think it's obvious that Liverpool really began to execute Klopp's vision of aggressive, no-passengers football once Coutinho had left. I fear that he will not suit Arteta's needs nor the needs of the team.

08 Aug 2020 12:55:07
Let's be honest, I don't think there's a debate to be had at all about whether he would improve us going forward because he will. He's got that touch of class that can just make stuff happen and turn a game on its head. We all know we need more creativity in the squad and he's got that in abundance but so does Ceballos and he just needs to be left higher up the pitch. That's why I wanted us to sign Partey and let Dani go in to Number 10. Barcelona tried to mould Coutinho in to a number 8 and it didn't work. If we use him correctly he could be brilliant but it's the issues surrounding his wages and Kia forcing it on us that's my worry. How much does he actually want to play for Arsenal 🤷🏻‍♂️.

08 Aug 2020 14:00:22
That's an important last point Glenn. I have the same fear if Auba signs and his heart is with Barca.

08 Aug 2020 17:39:12
Did Barcelona actually ever want Auba Sally? He would be silly to pine for something that was never available to him.

08 Aug 2020 21:26:21
If Auba can score 54 goals in 85 Premier league games when his heart isn't in it then imagine what he could do of it was 🤷🏻‍♂️ I'd take that again in his next 85 apps too right I would.





 

 

 
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