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REVEALED: Kia has admitted Arsenal spending frustration amid Coutinho talk

The agent of Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has lamented the lack of transfer spending by Arsenal.

Coutinho has been linked with Arsenal this week and a year ago, agent Kia Joorabchian spoke of his frustration over the club's approach to the market.

“I feel for the guys that have just come in – Raul [Sanllehi – head of football] and Edu and [former manager] Unai Emery," he told talkSPORT last summer.

“I feel for them because we have finally got incredibly knowledgeable footballing people there.

“Raul came in from Barcelona, Edu came from the Brazil national team and is an legend at Arsenal, and Emery is a fantastic coach who has coached at Sevilla and PSG.

“Finally Arsenal have people who really understand football and are footballing people in the back room staff, but the question is whether or not the finances will be made available."

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