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Wenger: No truth in Song rumours

August 14, 2012
By ESPN staff

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions that midfielder Alex Song could leave the club for Barcelona.

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Song, 24, has been linked with a summer move to Barca, with reports suggesting Arsenal could accept an offer in the region of £20 million.

But the Cameroon international insisted on Monday that he is happy at Emirates Stadium, despite the alleged interest from the Liga club.

Now Wenger has stressed that Song is set to stay with the Gunners, insisting his situation is nothing like that of want-away striker Robin van Persie.

Wenger is quoted in the Sun as saying: "There's nothing going on with Song. There's nothing in that. Song has three years' contract - he's not in the same situation as Robin van Persie.

"In Spain, the newspapers are not really serious. We've had the experience of that. We've never had any contact with anybody from Barcelona."