The Gunners have been linked with a bid to bring the former Liverpool star back to the Premier League from a testing spell at La Liga giants Barcelona.
Unai Emery claims Arsenal have “Never talked about” a loan deal for Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Ahead of the summer transfer deadline, it has been suggested that the Gunners are keen on bringing the former Liverpool star back to the Premier League.
A short-term agreement has been mooted for a man who has endured a testing spell at Camp Nou and faces even more competition for places in 2019-20.Editors' Picks.
Emery insists that the Brazil international is not a target that has been considered by those at Emirates Stadium.
“He told Cadena SER after seeing his Arsenal side suffer a 2-1 friendly defeat to Barcelona:”We've never talked about Coutinho.
“He's a splendid player, but we haven't talked about Coutinho at any time.”
Arsenal are hoping to be at full strength for a trip to St James' Park, with France international striker Alexandre Lacazette expected to come back into contention after picking up an ankle injury against former club Lyon in the Emirates Cup.
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