It has been a least a week since the last Alex Song back to Arsenal story so no surprises that Metro has dug out a new angle.
The paper has a quote from Alex’s cousin Rigobert which underlines how unhappy he is at Barcelona and how he longs to return to North London.
‘Barcelona put so much effort into signing him last summer, and Alex turned down many great teams in order to sign with them,’ he said.
‘But this season he has only been a substitute. He is not happy.’
‘At Arsenal he was a leader on and off the field – he doesn’t feel like this in Spain and it makes him feel bad.’
Barcelona paid Arsenal £17million fee for Song last summer, but so far he has been limited to a bench role in Spain, making just 15 appearances.
The paper says that Song is desperate to leave but ‘it’s thought that he would only consider returning to England with Arsenal.’