According to ESPN, Alex Song has played down talks of him making a sensational return to the Emirates Stadium, as the former Arsenal defensive midfielder suggested he was enjoying his time at new club Barcelona with another former Gunner Cesc Fabregas, but Song also said that he still watches all the Arsenal matches this season.
Arguably, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson are the only two managers in the recent past who can be commended for creating teams throughout the generations. And now that Sir Alex has waved goodbye to his managerial post, Wenger remains the most experienced manager in the Barclays Premier League this season. The recent seasons for the Gunners have not been pleasant, as the fans have had to settle with their team being happy to secure UEFA Champions League qualification. The emergence of Manchester City and the late surge from Sir Alex left Wenger in the shadows. But with most of the big clubs having new managers, Wenger has stamped his authority over the Premier League. Despite losing to Manchester United at the weekend, Arsenal sit top of the league table with a 5 point gap over their historic rivals. While many had written off Arsenal after Song, Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri departed the club, Wenger had a master-plan, and it certainly is working for the Frenchman this season.
Song and Fabregas formed a strong pairing in the midfield for Wenger, and provided the manager with defensive strength and attacking creativity through the dynamic duo. However, with the signing of Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla and the come-back from Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, the Gunners look strong to create threats to the opposition. And when it seemed like another frustrating transfer window this summer, Wenger surprised everyone with the £42.4 million signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. Ozil’s signing has proved to be the missing piece in the jigsaw for the club, and with a diverse choice in midfield, Wenger finally has the ability to pick from a big list of quality players.
Song said, “But at the moment I’m not looking that way. I am very happy here. I have four years left on my contract.”
“I don’t know what will happen in four years’ time when I finish here. But today I am very happy here.”