Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn wouldn’t signal Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona if he have been Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
Winterburn, who performed for Arsenal from 1987 to 2000, has warned the supervisor off the midfielder forward of the summer time switch window the place the London membership will look to enhance their group.
Arteta’s facet completed eighth within the Premier League and didn’t get previous the Europa League semi-finals this season which has meant they’ve didn’t qualify for European soccer for the primary time in 25 years.
Coutinho is amongst an entire host of gamers that Arsenal are taking a look at, based on stories, however their former participant doesn’t wish to see him signal for the membership.
Winterburn informed FreeSuperTips: “I wouldn’t go down that line, we’ve received plenty of younger expertise coming via.
“Except he could be on the best wages or if there was a technique to match him in then it may very well be an possibility. It’s been touted round a lot I don’t consider it’ll occur.
“Coutinho was superb at Liverpool, however since then I’ve not been impressed and I’m not satisfied by it.”
The 28-year-old performed in 12 La Liga matches this season, scoring two targets and making two assists.
Arsenal produce other choices for subsequent season, most notably being Joe Willock.
The star has been on mortgage to Newcastle United the place he grew to become the youngest participant to attain in six consecutive matches.
Whereas Newcastle wish to signal him on a everlasting deal, Arsenal might welcome the 21-year-old again for some star high quality upfront.
Winterburn added about Willock: “He’s a participant I actually like, so I hope he’s given an opportunity to return in and fill that function.”