Arsenal transfer news: Ryan Fraser makes transfer statement amid Gunners interest | Football | Sport

The Scotland international is approaching the final year of his contract at the Vitality Stadium and talks over a new deal have yet to bear fruit.

Fraser’s displays in recent months have seen him attract interest from Arsenal, who are planning a major overhaul of their squad this summer.

The 25-year-old has yet to make a decision on his future, which he admits could lie away from the south coast.

“The lads have been asking,” the winger told BBC Sport. “I don’t know myself so there’s no point thinking about it, wherever I’ll be, I’ll be.

“I don’t know what is happening. I’m not just saying that.”

Fraser, who is currently on international duty with Scotland, isn’t think about a his future at this moment in time.

He said: ”Wherever I’ll be, if it’s Bournemouth or if it’s at somebody else, then all you can do is try your best and enjoy football.

“If you think about anything else, I’ll probably have a bad game.”

One man who thinks Arsenal should go all out for Fraser is former Gunner Perry Groves, who believes the Cherries ace has the right ‘character’ to play for the club.

“From the game midweek [the 4-1 defeat to Chelsea], the thing that was really worrying was the lack of character and the lack of heart,” Groves said during an appearance on talkSPORT.

“We’re going to see a [Champions League] final that, whatever you say about the two teams, these two teams [Liverpool and Tottenham], and it pains me to say it because it’s obviously Spurs, both these two teams have character and have heart.

“You’ve seen the way they’ve come back in the semi-finals. So the remit now for Unai Emery, he’s got to go and find players.

“I’m not bothered about world-class players with world-class ability, because Arsenal can’t afford them, that ship has sailed.

“Now he’s got to buy the character, and the heart is the main thing.

“A bit like when George Graham came to us in 1986, he had to get rid of some high-earning players and put a heart and a soul back in.

“So the £45 million, you’re now looking at the likes of Ryan Fraser at Bournemouth. He can play wide and he’s got good ability, he’s got heart and character.”

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