Wenger plays down Song rumours
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has rubbished speculation that Alex Song will be joining Barcelona during the transfer window.
The 24-year-old continues to be linked with a switch to the Nou Camp with reports that he is valued at about £20m by the Gunners. The player himself has made it clear that he is happy at the Emirates while also confessing that it is nice to be mentioned in the same breath as the "best side in the world". But Wenger has now entered the debate and has put the rumours down to overenthusiastic journalism coming from Spain. "There's nothing going on with Song. There's nothing in that. Song has three years' contract - he's not in the same situation as Robin van Persie," he is quoted in the Sun. "In Spain, the newspapers are not really serious. We've had the experience of that. We've never had any contact with anybody from Barcelona."