Former Gunners midfielder longing for return to the Emirates Stadium.
Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is keen to secure a move back to the Emirates Stadium according to The Metro.
The Cameroonian international left the club last summer to move to Barcelona for a fee thought to be in the region of £17 million.
But Song has failed to settle at the Nou Camp since then and is yet to make much of an impact on the Catalan giants’ first team.
Song has typically found himself warming the bench and has made just fifteen appearances in total.
In a recent poll by readers of Spanish newspaper Marca, Song was voted 2nd in a ‘Worst Signing of the Season’ survey. Only Luka Modric was considered to have been a worse summer signing in La Liga.
It now appears that the 25 year old midfielder is keen to make a return to North London. The player’s cousin, a fellow former Cameroonian international Rigobert Song, stated that Alex is keen to join up once more with Arsene Wenger’s men.
“Barcelona put so much effort into signing him last summer, and Alex turned down many great teams in order to sign with them’, said Rigobert Song.
“But this season he has only been a substitute. He is not happy.
“At Arsenal he was a leader on and off the field – he doesn’t feel like this in Spain and it makes him feel bad.”
Reports in recent weeks have also linked the likes of Manchester City and Inter Milan with a move for Song but it is thought that Song would only consider returning to England with Arsenal.
One potential stumbling block remains the asking price Barca would look for.
They are unlikely to accept much less than what they paid for him less than one year later but it is rare for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to lavish such a large amount of money on just one player.