Arsene Wenger has ruled out the possibility of saving Alex Song’s career by throwing him a lifeline with the promise of an Arsenal return, advising the midfielder to stick with Barcelona for a few more seasons. Song left the Emirates along with Robin van Persie last summer but unlike his former team-mate Song has found life hard at Barcelona, making just 12 La Liga appearances all season.
Barca paid £17m for the Cameroonian, who was a direct replacement for Seydou Keita. But the 25 year old hasn’t won the confidence of his new employers, often being played out of position in central defence due to the sheer lack of numbers in Barca’s squad. The player’s cousin recently declared that Song was extremely disillusioned at the Nou Camp, thus prompting rumours of a very quick return to his old home in North-London.