Arsenal decide which player they prefer out of Ryan Fraser and Yannick Carrasco

Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser and Belgium international Yannick Carrasco have been linked all summer long with Arsenal but with a limited budget, it was always going to be just one of them that the Gunners would be able to sign and it is Scottish international Fraser that they are reported to prefer.

Arsenal was very close to signing Carrasco, it was widely reported that they were in talks with Carrasco’s Chinese Super League club, Dalian Yifang and a deal was said to be imminent but as is usual with transfer gossip, nothing materialised.

The reasoning behind the decision to make Fraser the priority is that he has just a year left on his contract, however, the 25-year-old has made it clear that he wants to stay on the south coast for another year which makes the decision by Arsenal to focus on Fraser bewildering.

That said, football is a business and for a club like Bournemouth they really cannot afford to lose a player on a free transfer and it could well be the thinking at Arsenal is that they can force a move with the right offer.

If they do fail to lure Fraser to the Emirates then there still remains the possibility of signing Carrasco.

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  1. Wrong decision, carrasco is more skilful than frazer,although hi has been playing in chaina,hi has prove himself in europe in so many clubs,and his hight alone, shows his strenth and can help arsenal in clearing the ball in dangerous area,frazer assisting goals 2nd to hazard last season,doesnt means his a better player than carrasco ,and carrasco play in so many position than frazer one position,buying frazer is like buying your own nelson, because nelson and frazer are equal player,buy carrasco not frazer , stop your decision wish brings regret after its too late,carresco is a wow player but frazer is not,unai emery out.

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