It did not take long, did it? Arsenal is yet again being linked with Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, according to the Daily Express.
But once you delve into the rumour it is actually a massive nothing.
The so-called link is entirely based on the fact that the Scottish international has not yet signed an extension and is running his contract down.
That means absolutely nothing to Arsenal, there was no evidence at all that they were ever interested in the 25-year-old, it was all pure speculation.
Fraser did say that he was flattered by the reported interest in him but that is all it was, reported interest.
Fraser has impressive stats in terms of assists but so what, lots of players have impressive stats, does not mean that Arsenal are interested in signing them, it just means that in one particular area a certain player has done well.
Where would Fraser even fit in now? the forward line at Arsenal is already fairly saturated and if the club was looking to bring in yet another winger surely it would be Wilfried Zaha they would target once again and even then I would ask why.
Obviously, if Fraser does become a free agent and his representatives make it clear he wants a move to Arsenal then I am sure the club would look at the situation but let’s be honest, he could have been bought for a lot less money than was spent on Nicolas Pepe and so if they did not want him when he was available for a bit of a bargain why would they be interested now?
The bottom line is that there is nothing new here at all.