According to L’Equipe, Philippe Coutinho will sign for Arsenal on loan as this transfer window looks set to end with a huge bang (or whimper) for Arsenal.

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho gestures after tying with Paraguay 0-0 and going the the penalty shoot-out during their Copa America football tournament quarter-final match at the Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on June 27, 2019. (Photo by Luis ACOSTA / AFP)
Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho gestures after tying with Paraguay 0-0 and going the the penalty shoot-out during their Copa America football tournament quarter-final match at the Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on June 27, 2019. (Photo by Luis ACOSTA / AFP)

Despite Unai Emery saying Arsenal have not discussed signing Philippe Coutinho, L’Equipe are this afternoon reporting that the player will ‘finally return to the Premier League’ and ‘should be loaned to Arsenal’.

L’Equipe

Unai Emery told reporters after Arsenal’s game against Barcelona, “We’ve never talked about Coutinho.

“He’s a splendid player, but we haven’t talked about Coutinho at any time.”

As we head into the final 48 hours of the window Arsenal are reportedly:

Less than a hour after this was reported, Julien Laurens tweeted to say: