first_imgArsenal keen on signing Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser on free transfer Advertisement Fraser was keen on signing for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Fraser was then desperate to sign for the Gunners but he was denied a move and the Scot has failed to replicate that form this term.Nevertheless, the Mirror claim Arteta shares Emery’s view that Fraser would be a smart acquisition and the Gunners are preparing to sign him on a free this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal could face competition from the likes of Everton, while Bournemouth have not given up hope of Fraser signing a new deal.The Cherries are desperately trying to survive in the Premier League and sit 18th in the table.Arteta is likely to have to search for bargains this summer as Arsenal face a fourth straight season outside the Champions League.A failure to qualify could mean having to cash in on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who will have 12 months to run on his deal this summer and is unlikely to sign fresh terms. MORE: Arsenal make transfer offer to sign Chris Smalling from Manchester United Ryan Fraser is out of contract at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keeping an eye on Ryan Fraser’s situation at Bournemouth with a view to signing the winger on a free transfer this summer.Unai Emery was desperate to sign the Scotland international in 2019 but Bournemouth refused to sanction his departure, turning down bids of around £12m.Fraser was considered a cheap alternative to Nicolas Pepe and Arsenal eventually signed the Ivorian for a club record £72m.Arsenal’s interest in Fraser came on the back of a sensational 18/19 campaign that saw him provide 14 assists and score seven goals for the Cherries.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Mar 2020 6:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.1kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img