Ryan Fraser says he has no idea where he’ll be playing next season, and he’s just trying to focus on his football.
Fraser has one year remaining on his contract with Bournemouth, and he’s been heavily linked with a transfer this summer as a result. The 25-year-old scored eight goals and assisted 15 last season, and Arsenal certainly seem to be on the hunt for a winger.
According to reports, Fraser is one of the options on the table to fill the position for Arsenal. However, the player himself says he doesn’t know where he’s going to end up this summer.
“The lads have been asking,” Fraser said after Scotland’s latest Euro 2020 qualifier. “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.
“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.”
Fraser’s record of goal contributions for Scotland has been just as impressive as this season for Bournemouth in his limited appearances so far. The winger has played eight games, starting six, and he has one goal and six assists in those matches.
There are some concerns about the way Fraser racks up so many assists though. He is an excellent crosser of the ball, but Arsenal don’t exactly have a strike force known for their ability in the air.
Perhaps signing someone like Fraser would change that, but it’s also very possible Lacazette and Aubameyang would continue scoring one or two headers a season and the Bournemouth star’s creative numbers would drop. It’s up to Unai Emery and his transfer team to evaluate whether that would be the case.