Barcelona star opens door to Arsenal return

Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has opened the door for a possible return to the Emirates Stadium from Barcelona.

The Cameroonian ace left the Gunners in 2012 to join the Catalan giants, but has struggled to establish himself at the Nou Camp.

Song managed just 17 La Liga starts last term, and has endured an even more difficult campaign this time around with only nine staring XI appearances in the league to his name.

He has previously expressed a desire to fight or his spot at Barca, but with manager Tata Martino looking likely to delve into the transfer market this off-season a move away from the club look to be the most likely outcome for the 26-year-old.

The ex-Arsenal ace says that a Premier League comeback is he preferred option, and that he still has a great deal of respect for his former manager Arsene Wenger – opening the door for a North London reunion:

“If I leave Barcelona it will be to return to the Premier League.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“I will return to England one day, that’s for sure.

“He (Wenger) was like a father to me,

“He spoke a lot with me when I arrived to Arsenal.

“I wanted to renew my contract with Arsenal but in that case I would have regretted not joining Barcelona.”