Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has admitted that he is flattered by reports of an interest from Premier League giants Arsenal.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Ryan Fraser has admitted that it feels nice that a club of the stature of Arsenal are showing an interest in him over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Bournemouth winger added that the links with the Premier League heavyweights is a reward for his level of performances this term.
Ryan Fraser is currently enjoying the best season of his career and is in the form of his life. The player joined Bournemouth from Ipswich Town in the summer of 2016 and has grown in stature considerably over the last three years. His exploits with the Cherries have also helped the 25-year-old break into the Scottish national side, where he is now a regular.
As far as the current campaign is concerned, Fraser’s returns of 6 goals and 10 assists make him one of the most prolific contributor in the Premier League, where he has not missed a single game. And, it is not surprising to see that the Scotsman garnering the interest of one of the biggest clubs in England – Arsenal.
The Gunners have been one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League this season, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among the leading goalscorers in the top-flight. But, over the course of the season, it has become plainly evident that if they are to become even more effective in the final third, Arsenal will need to sign a natural winger.
To that end, the North Londoners have been linked with a number of wide men across Europe, including Ismaila Sarr and Ryan Fraser. And, the Bournemouth winger has talked about the interest from Arsenal in an interview with Sky Sports News.
“I’m not going to lie, it’s very nice. It means you are are doing something right. They are a huge club, a massive club. When you see your name thrown around you always think to yourself that you are a Bournemouth player and you try to do well. I’m not going to lie, you do feel good, especially when it’s a massive club.”
Fraser can not only solve minor issues in the Arsenal attack but also boost creativity from midfield, which ought to take some burden off Mesut Ozil. In such a scenario, it might even be possible that the German playmaker rediscovers his verve and becomes more consistent.
But, it remains to be seen if Bournemouth are even ready to consider the idea of letting one of their best players leave in the summer transfer window. If they do, it will be interesting to see what his valuation is and if Arsenal are able to meet the price tag, considering their budgetary restrictions.