Could Barca playmaker Coutinho be the ideal alternative to Odegaard for Arsenal?
Arsenal fans will be hoping the injury Martin Odegaard picked up on international duty on Wednesday night won’t be too serious, but the club could turn its attention to Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho if the worst comes to pass.
Along with a number of clubs across Europe, the North London side have been linked with a move for the Barca playmaker and could pounce for the Brazil international if Odegaard is injured or indeed unavailable in the summer transfer window.
Following his remarkable start to life in the Premier League, it’s unlikley that Mikel Arteta’s side won’t at least try to sign the Norwegian international in the summer, but it remains to be seen whether Real Madrid would be willing to part with the talented midfielder.
Mundo Deportivo have suggested Coutinho could be on Mikel Arteta’s list of alternatives, given that the 28-year-old is surplus to requirements at Barcelona.
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