One of Unai Emery’s top summer transfer targets may not be finding his way to north London after all.
The Arsenal boss is said to be very high on Bournemouth’s Scotland international winger Ryan Fraser, with a number of reports over the last few weeks linking the 25-year-old with a move to the Emirates.
The fit would make sense as Emery looks to add some more pace and attacking skill to his squad, with Arsenal looking very one dimensional in attack last year. Fraser would add a driving force on the wing, a player very effective on the counter-attack with a knack for scoring goals.
Fraser banged in eight goals last term and added 15 assists as Bournemouth’s main attacking weapon alongside Callum Wilson. The Gunners are looking to bring him in for something in the region of £30 million, but the Cherries have issued a statement saying that Fraser will not be leaving and that they are in talks over a long term deal.
This could, of course, be a strategy to get Arsenal to raise their offer, but for not it seems that Emery will have to pursue other, more available, targets.