£20 million Premier League winger Fraser speaks out amid Arsenal transfer speculation
Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has admitted he ‘needs to get back to basics’ amid all the transfer speculation suggesting Arsenal are keen on a transfer deal this summer.
Danny Welbeck is not guaranteed to get a new contract, Aaron Ramsey has already agreed a move to Italian giants Juventus, while his January signing Denis Suarez has not made the kind of impact that Emery has expected and many reports in the media have all suggested that he will not be getting a new contract to stay at the club beyond this season.
Emery wants more threat from out wide and Fraser certainly provides that, having laid on 10 assists in the Premier League this season with only Chelsea’s Eden Hazard having more assists then the Bournemouth wide man.
But amid all the transfer speculation, Fraser has admitted he is just trying to get on with things, telling the Metro website: ‘I’m just trying to get on with my work.
‘Every player says they try to come away from the speculation but at the same time the best thing I can do is concentrate on the pitch. ‘There’s no point in stuff coming out and then I start to have bad games.
‘So need to get back to start scoring start assisting start winning again and what will be will be ‘I love it here, not just the football club but the manager and especially my teammates as well -I’m close with them all.’
Fraser may not be the big named player that many Arsenal fans crave, but his record speaks for itself and under the Guidance of Emery he could become a creativity machine as he has become a top Premier League player over the last few months.
He would not command a big fee, around £20 million and his wages will be pretty modest compared to what some of the Arsenal players are currently getting, so if Emery does want to add some width to the side, maybe its better to sign a player that has proven very capable in the premier League, and with a lower placed side.
It would be a risk for Arsenal to buy Fraser, but it would be more of a risk to sign a winger from the French League or Spanish League for double the money and half the productivity.