Song could switch back to north London after struggling in Catalonia.
Since moving to Barcelona from Arsenal in 2012, Alex Song has struggled to make an impact and is open to a switch back to the Emirates Stadium, according to the Daily Star.
In a midfield at the Nou Camp that boasts the likes of Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Xavi, the Cameroon international struggles to get much game time.
Song’s appearance against Valladolid at the weekend was only the 26-year-old’s third start of the season and fifth showing in all competitions.
The African showed head coach Gerardo Martino just what the midfielder was capable of in the 4-1 win though, with a 100% passing rate from 102 attempts.
However, if Song continues to lack enough game time then the Cameroonian may favour a move away from the Catalans in January – with the Gunners and Manchester United the most likely suitors.
Arsene Wenger developed the defensive midfielder into a fine talent during the seven years the player spent in north London after signing from Bastia in 2005.
The side has changed since Song’s departure – with stars such as Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil having been bought in, but defensively the club are still said to be lacking.
Mathieu Flamini re-signed this summer after a four-year spell with AC Milan, whilst Aaron Ramsey is currently in the form of the Welshman’s career, but the team still lacks a certain amount of grit.
Song’s position just in front of the back four is exactly the sort of player Wenger needs and the midfield ace’s ability to play at centre-back would also be an added bonus.
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