Alex Song is the latest player to dominate Arsenal transfer news, and his much speculated move to Barcelona could possibly be completed within the next few days.
Though the most high profile departure from the Emirates this summer has been that of Robin van Persie, Alex Song’s potential exit may well prove to be even more damaging to the club.
Admittedly, van Persie’s contribution last season was huge; his impressive tally of 30 Premier League goals speaks for itself. But Song’s wider range of duties means that his absence would have more of an impact on the team, in terms of both balance and quality.
This article takes a deeper look at what Song brings to the team and what his sale will mean for Arsenal both on the field and off it.