Emirates Stadium side ready to welcome back Cameroon international?
Arsenal are considering a surprise move to re-sign Cameroon international Alex Song according to the Daily Express.
Having sold the combative midfielder to the Nou Camp side in the summer it is claimed by this source that Arsene Wenger could be ready to make a move to tempt the 25 year old into making a return to the North London club.
Song has barely made an impact since his move to the La Liga giants, failing to unseat the club’s first choice defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets.
Indeed the former Gunners star has started just eight of the club’s 26 La Liga fixtures, only two of which have come in 2013. The £15m signing suffered the ignominy of being named by the Marca as one of the worst signings of the season and shows no sign of moving any nearer to securing a regular spot in Tito Vilanova’s starting eleven.
Assistant manager Jordi Roura, who is filling in for Vilanova as he undergoes cancer treatment in New York, appears to share the view of his boss and has barely used Song since he took the reins.
PSG are also said to be monitoring the tough tackler but the fact that Arsene Wenger never adequately replaced Song could be the catalyst for a move to re-sign the former Bastia man.
Wenger has opted to use creative midfielder Mikel Arteta in a holding role whilst looking to Abou Diaby to avoid his usual raft of injury concerns, something the French international has failed to do.
Song spent seven seasons at the North London club, making over 200 appearances for the Gunners, indeed his final campaign at the Emirates Stadium saw the player evolve into a more forward thinking midfielder, leading to his becoming the club’s leading assist maker in 2011/12.