Arsenal ‘stalling’ on Yannick Carrasco deal in hope of signing Ryan Fraser

A twist in the transfer of Carrasco

Arsenal are reportedly ‘stalling’ on a deal to sign Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco, in the hope that they can agree a deal for Ryan Fraser instead.

There’s been much made about the futures of both Yannick Carrasco and Ryan Fraser in recent weeks.

It was reported prior to the Europa League final that Arsenal would make their move for Fraser when the competition was over.

However, a deal has not yet materialised, and Fraser admitted this week that it’s likely he will remain at Bournemouth next season.

“The likelihood is I will be at Bournemouth for another year,” Fraser explained, as quoted by the Mirror.

“And what will happen, will happen. That is all I can really say about it.”

In the case of Carrasco, it was reported this week that Arsenal were in advanced talks to sign the winger.

However, there’s not been much progression reported in recent days.

Now, a report has emerged, claiming that the reason a deal for Carrasco hasn’t been completed is that Arsenal are hoping to sign Fraser instead.

Ryan Fraser

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Ryan Fraser of Scotland runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League C group one match between Scotland and Israel at Hampden Park on November 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Emery ‘desperate’ to sign Ryan Fraser

According to the Mirror, Arsenal would be willing to snub Carrasco if they could sign the Bournemouth man.

Their report explains that ‘Unai Emery is known to be a big fan of Fraser, and would prefer to bring him in than Carrasco.’

They even go as far as saying that Emery is ‘allegedly desperate to sign the Scotland international.’

Considering Fraser’s recent comments, though, it looks unlikely that Arsenal will get their man, and may need to settle for Carrasco instead.


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Arsenal-linked Yannick Carrasco on his desire to return to Europe

Yannick Carrasco has been speaking about his future this week.

The Belgian reaffirmed his desire to return to Europe after a spell in the Chinese Super League.

Click here to see what he had to say about his future.