Mikel Arteta approves Philippe Coutinho's arrival at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta approves Philippe Coutinho's arrival at Arsenal

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The Brazilian midfielder is not needed at Barcelona and Xavi does not count on him

Philippe Coutinho is one of the players Barcelona are trying to rid themselves of this January. The Brazilian midfielder must leave to help Barcelona register new signing Ferran Torres and also Dani Alves.

Barcelona need someone to buy him and Arsenal are one of those who might. Per the English media, Mikel Arteta would quite like him to come to Arsenal. The coach believes Coutinho can help them reach their objectives.

Negotiations are in their initial phase and Barcelona would prefer a transfer, but it might end up being a loan.

Xavi Hernandez does not want Coutinho and does not count on him, as evidenced by recent games.

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