Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger explains why Barcelona-Ramsey speculation doesn’t worry him

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has been linked with a move to Barcelona.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has brushed off Barcelona’s alleged interest in Aaron Ramsey by labelling the speculation ‘unrealistic’, Sky Sports report.

According to a report in The Sun on Thursday, the newly-crowned La Liga champions were said to be plotting a whopping £50 million-plus bid for Ramsey, despite their summer transfer embargo.

The Wales international has been in good form of late, scoring two goals and providing a further three assists in his last seven Premier League matches.

Nonetheless, the Catalans’ reported interest was frowned upon by a number of Premier League observers and Wenger treated the speculation as such, explaining to reporters why it’s nonsensical.

"It is not realistic. Believe me, Barcelona know us well. They have gone through transfers with us. If they want someone they call me,” the Gunners boss explained.

As well as Ramsey may have played in recent months, the Catalans’ vast quality in midfield suggests that a new addition in that area is certainly not at the top of their agenda.

The right-back slot, however, is a pressing matter, with recent reports from Barcelona-based paper Diario Sport suggesting that Dani Alves’s time at the Nou Camp is drawing to a close.

One of the names listed as a possible replacement for the Brazilian ace is Hector Bellerin, a player who has worked his way into first-team contention at the Gunners with a string of fine displays.

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