Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos is injured
Barcelona beat the Gunners in the Juan Gamper Trophy on Sunday night in the Camp Nou.
The La Liga giants came from behind after a terrific move from the Gunners resulted with a stunning opener from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Barcelona levelled after a horror own goal from Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Luis Suarez won the match in the 90th minute with a clinical finish in the Arsenal box.
Unfortunately for the Gunners, new loan-signing Dani Ceballos suffered an injury against Barcelona.
The Real Madrid midfielder was on the receiving end of a mistimed tackle from Clément Lenglet.
Unai Emery has since confirmed the following on Dani Ceballos’s injury:
My idea was to play Ceballos for about 20 minutes.
He was very sore after Lenglet’s kick and he can’t train for the next few days.
“Mi idea era que hoy Ceballos jugara unos 20 minutos. Estaba muy dolorido tras la patada de Lenglet y seguramente no pueda entrenar en unos días”
“Es un jugador que nos puede aportar muchas cosas y estamos ilusionados con él” pic.twitter.com/ZvMkORNPt4
— El Transistor (@ElTransistorOC) August 4, 2019
Newcastle United host Arsenal next Sunday at St James’ Park in the opening weekend of the Premier League.
It’s unclear whether Ceballos will be fit for the Newcastle match.
Arsenal interest in Philippe Coutinho clarified by Unai Emery
As confirmed by the Evening Standard’s James Olley, Arsenal aren’t set to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
Speaking after the Barcelona game, Emery had the following to say about Coutinho:
I like Coutinho as a footballer, but it is another thing that we are interested in him. We have never talked about Coutinho.
Emery’s quotes followed an update from Mundo Deportivo on Sunday regarding the Arsenal-Coutinho rumours.
MD reported that Arsenal had categorically denied that they are about to sign Coutinho on loan from the Camp Nou.
Emery distances #afc from a possible loan deal for Philippe Coutinho, telling El Larguero: “I like Coutinho as a footballer, but it is another thing that we are interested in him. We have never talked about Coutinho.”
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) August 5, 2019
Will Coutinho leave Barcelona on loan this summer?
It’s beginning to look certain that Coutinho will remain with Barcelona in 2019-20.
Mundo Deportivo also announced that Barcelona have not put the Brazilian up for sale.
At the same time, it was reported that Coutinho has no interest in leaving the Catalans on loan.