Arsenal 'in talks' with Barca for swap deal

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Arsenal are reportedly in talks with FC Barcelona about possible swap deal that would see Philippe Coutinho move to the Emirates Stadium.

Coutinho's future at Barcelona remains doubtful after spending the 2019/2020 season on loan at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

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French publication Footmercato have reported that the Gunners are in talks about a swap deal involving Coutinho and Matteo Guendouzi.

Guendouzi has seemingly fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta following his antics in the loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last month.

The Gunners midfielder reportedly taunted the Brighton players about their wages and was involved in a little scuffle after the game.

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Guendouzi has not featured since that incident and former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell believes the writing is on the wall for the midfielder.

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"I think that Guendouzi will leave the club this summer. Arteta has come in and he's set a lot of disciplinary rules down," he told Genting Bet.

"Guendouzi has fallen foul of those rules. I don’t think he’s the type of player who is going to knuckle down and that’s why he’s training alone. The writing is on the wall on this one, and I can't see him coming back into the fold unless he changes his attitude."

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