Alex Song Wants To Leave Barcelona – Would You Take Him Back?

By on September 20, 2013

According to Spanish publication AS, Alex Song is looking to leave Barcelona in January after failing to establish himself at the Nou Camp.

The Cameroonian international left Arsenal 14 months ago to join Barca in a £15m deal, following Cesc Fabregas in making the move from north London to Catalonia.

However, like Cesc, Song has struggled to force his way into the starting eleven on a regular basis. He made 25 starts in his first season which wasn’t bad considering the quality of the players he’s competing against in his position, but he has so far managed just 1 start this term – his only significant appearance of the season.

Song clearly isn’t in favour under new boss Tata Martino so it’s no surprise to read that he’s seriously considering ending his time with Barca when the January transfer window re-opens.

It’s a World Cup year and Cameroon will be in Brazil if they manage to get past Tunisia, so Song needs to be playing regularly to secure his first team place and a move away this winter could be on the cards.

But would you take him back? I think we certainly missed him last season as we had no ‘proper’ defensive midfielder in the team. Arteta did an excellent job but he’s not an out-and-out defensive midfielder.

However, with the addition of Flamini and the resurgence of Ramsey, I don’t see any place for Song back at Arsenal. I was never a huge fan of his anyway, and rumours are he was a terrible professional who always turned up late for training and didn’t always give 100%, and this was the reason Wenger decided to sell, so it would be a huge shock if we were even interested in re-signing him.

I don’t think there will be many Arsenal fans who are either shocked he hasn’t made it at Barcelona or particularly care, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes the way of Hleb and drifts off into footballing obscurity over the next few years.

What do you think; would you take Song back?


  1. Elias

    September 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm


  2. ClockEndRider

    September 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Next question.

  3. Gannycapello

    September 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Lets take him back & then give him one more chance to prove himself.

    • Legoon

      September 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      No way are u insane we dont need the disloyal mug

  4. SGgooner

    September 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    NO he’s not even a proper DM. He gets forward so often that he forgets about defending. He belongs with the spuds, just like adebayor and will probably end up like him cause he’s such a joke.

  5. Previgo

    September 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Song who? I’d rather welcome back coquelin from loan and give him a 3-year deal worth 50k per week. Dudes like song should serve as an example to unfaithful deluded morons in the future.

  6. Rang

    September 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Among our playes who have left, Song is most likely to suceed if come back. He is capable, has so much to prove, and he has deep root here in Arsenal. Too bad the timing was never right for him and our midfield is now congested with both talented & experienced.

    He will do serious damage once move to Utd though. Mark my words.

  7. AFC_fan

    September 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Seems a bit far-fetched to me and not likely at all. Who do Cameroon have competing with Song in that position that plays for a club anywhere near the caliber of Barca or their players?
    Nobody’s guaranteed a starting spot on their national team but it seems pretty certain being on the Barca squad would carry a lot of weight.

  8. Harry D

    September 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    What the hell are you talking about?! Song was one of the players whose performance was never found wanting. He was a rock in that midfield at Arsenal. Remember when we would fret whenever he was down with injury? Lets not forget in a hurry, the superb passes he gave RVP. Are we so ungrateful??????? IT IS CLEAR THAT THE AUTHOR HAS SOME PERSONAL ISSUES WITH THE YOUNGMAN!

    • Kevin

      September 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      There is now way in hell that I want him back! Who cares that he gave RVP service? We don’t have RVP anymore so why should this matter? Let him go to Man Poo then…

  9. Michael

    September 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Wow i love that, useless song . Why knw space for u in baca squard? becos knw one u can bench. Anyway I still like u. Wenger give him one more chance

    • alish

      September 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm



    September 20, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    not sure if he wants to come back to N5 but there’ll always be a job for him…
    Islington council never stop hiring new traffic wardens

  11. Horlaiday David

    September 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I don’t think we need Song anymore, we’ve got Flamini,Ateta,Aaron the Rambo, Jack.. Song has no place anymore.. And more so, he’s not in form like our the above mentioned players… WE DO NOT NEED SONG!! He’s rude and ungrateful!! Always late to training sessions!!!!!

  12. Anthony lindo

    September 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I would say no we dont need him anymore he left us found wanting his attitude was a bit disloyal to say the lease he just could not resist the temptation after Wenger made him what he is today so let the ungrateful mug find his way out

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