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Coutinho IN, Guendouzi OUT

[Arsenal player Matteo Guendouzi (Left) with Philippe Coutinho. Photo/courtesy].

Arsenal could use Matteo Guendouzi in a potential swap deal which may see Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho knock in at the Emirates.

Guendouzi’s future at Arsenal has been marred with controversies following disciplinary issues and the Frenchman has been in the cold since his fracas with Brighton’s Neal Maupay.

Guendouzi has since missed 8 games in all Gunners competitions and wasn’t part of the 20-man squad that travelled to Wembley for their FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City on Saturday, leading to further suggestions that the 21-year-old will head for the exit door this summer.

Mikel Arteta banished Matteo Guendouzi from first-team training following the Frenchman’s antics on the south coast.

Despite his talent, Gunners are willing to part ways with the former Lorient man.

He’s a player who could garner a pretty healthy return, and Foot Mercato say he could be used in an audacious swap deal with Barcelona which would see former Liverpool playmaker Coutinho join the Gunners.

The two clubs are said to be in talks, with Arsenal sporting director Edu Gaspar a huge admirer of the Brazilian.

Barcelona has placed an £80m price tag on Coutinho’s head, although if Guendouzi was to be included in a potential deal, the fee will likely reduce to around the £50m mark.