Philippe Coutinho to join Arsenal on loan?
Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has reportedly decided to join Arsenal on loan during the January transfer window.
The Brazilian has fallen out-of-favour under manager Xavi Hernandez, and he has been tipped to leave the club.
There are no permanent offers for his services at the moment, but he could leave on loan at the turn of the year.
Newcastle United and Tottenham have been linked with him, but Sport claims that he has chosen to join Arsenal.
Coutinho believes the Gunners are the perfect fit for him as they meet his salary demands as well as ambitions.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has given the green light for the transfer, and it is up to the hierarchy to reach an agreement.
Nicolas Pepe has been linked with a possible mid-season exit amid his reduced game time over the past few months.
Coutinho is capable of playing anywhere across the attack, and his experience could be handy in the top-four push.