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Philippe Coutinho reacts after Barcelona decision as Gabriel transfer prompts Arsenal dilemma

Philippe Coutinho has reflected on winning the Champions League following the news that Ronald Koeman may be open to keeping him at Barcelona.

The Brazilian’s time at the Nou Camp appeared to be all but over after he was sent on loan to Bayern Munich at the start of last season, going on to claim the Champions League with his temporary employers this month.

Coutinho had been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal but Koeman is said to be open to keeping the attacker at the Nou Camp.

That stance could be further strengthened by the news that Lionel Messi is keen to leave Barcelona.

The Dutchman is said to be a huge fan of the Brazilian and it’s added he also harbours some concerns about Barcelona’s midfield options.

As a result, it’s suggested that Coutinho could see a significant change in fortunes in Catalonia and may be handed a fresh start – which would hand a blow to Arsenal’s aspirations of a deal.

Whilst speculation regarding his future rumbles on, Coutinho has been active on social media.

Taking to Instagram after Koeman’s reported decision, the midfielder uploaded a video clip about Bayern’s Champions League win with the caption that reads:

“A special night…