d with him. Arsenal were also linked with the Brazilian, and even though they wouldnt appear to be the obvious destination for Coutinho, they may have an advantage over their rivals. Coutinhos agent is an Iranian businessman named Kia Joorabchian. Kia Joorabchianis Coutinhos agent (Image: AFP/Getty Images) Read MoreRelated ArticlesMikel Arteta wants Arsenal transfer for Mykola Matviyenko after Man City recommendation A life-long Arsenal fan, Joorabchian has previously considered investing in the Gunners but was kept at bay by the Arsene Wenger regime. The club were keen to avoid getting involved with superagents, but things have changed in north London since the Frenchman left. Joorabchian is very good friends with former Gunners star Edu, and according to The Athletic, helped broker the deal for the Brazilian to become technical director at Arsenal. Joorabchian
had a hand in Arsenals transfer for David Luiz in the summer and is also the agent of the Gunners top January transfer target, Layvin Kurzawa. Arsenal technical director Edu alongside Gunners boss Mikel Arteta (Image: REUTERS) Read MoreMirror Footballs Top StoriesTransfer News LIVESolskjaer confirms Sanchez u-turnKlopp to avoid FA Cup backlashFA Cup fifth round draw in full There is nothing yet linking former Liverpool star Coutinho with a move to Arsenal, with neither the club nor player reportedly keen on a deal taking place. But should the Brazilian discover he needs
to find a new club in the summer then the Gunners may well just be one o
f the clubs Joorabchian looks to sell to.