Ryan Fraser unsure of future as Arsenal maintain interest
Ryan Fraser has shared his uncertainty over his future, as expectations of Arsenal making a bid for the Bournemouth winger continue to mount.
The Scotland international was in excellent form for the Cherries last season, providing 14 assists in the Premier League, a total bettered by Eden Hazard with 15.
The 25-year-old also scored six goals in the league and has been linked with a massive-money move to one of the giants of the Premier League as a result.
Manchester United were also interested in his services but were reportedly quoted an asking price of £40 million, which saw them look elsewhere.
Arsenal, however, have maintained interested, but the player himself was unable to shed any light on the progress of that potential deal.
‘The lads have been asking,’ Fraser told BBC Scotland. ‘I don’t know myself so there’s no point thinking about it, wherever I’ll be, I’ll be. I don’t know what is happening. I’m not just saying that. ‘Wherever I’ll be, if it’s Bournemouth or if it’s at somebody else, then all you can do is try your best and enjoy football. ‘If you think about anything else, I’ll probably have a bad game.’
Fraser and Bournemouth teammate Callum Wilson forged an impressive partnership this season, combing for 12 goals, which is a new record in a 38-game Premier League season.
Wilson is desperate to see Fraser stay put on the south coast and will go to extreme lengths to keep him there. ‘We didn’t actually even work on that partnership in training,’ Wilson told talkSPORT.
‘The manager hasn’t done anything with us, it just seems to have forged on the pitch. ‘It’s my delight and I’ll be making sure he doesn’t go anywhere this summer. ‘He was a big supply for me, he assisted half of my goals! But he’s not going anywhere, I’ll make sure. I’ll padlock him, I’ll get him in a headlock!’
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