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Potential Consequences: Ryan Fraser leaves Bournemouth

Potential Consequences: Ryan Fraser leaves Bournemouth

At Bournemouth this season, a lot of talk has been about Callum Wilson with the striker in good goalscoring form.

However, out wide, Ryan Fraser has been equally impressive and is now said to be attracting interest from Arsenal.

The Times reports the north London club are tracking the 25-year-old and, should they be able to land him, consequences at Bournemouth could shortly follow.

Callum Wilson Struggles

As already touched on, Wilson is having a strong campaign in front of goal. And one reason for that is down to how efficient Fraser has been in attack.

The Scotland international has constantly been leaving full-backs across the division for dead with his pace before putting in dangerous balls into the box for Wilson and co.

To put things into perspective, Fraser has managed to register 10 assists in the Premier League this season, a number only Chelsea’s Eden Hazard can better.

Losing that sort of creativity could have some serious ramifications for Wilson or whoever Eddie Howe has tasked with scoring goals.

Floodgates Open

Watching Fraser flourish at a team like Arsenal could easily see some of Bournemouth’s other key players such as Joshua King and Nathan Ake push for moves to a bigger club later down the line.

King has already been linked with Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham in the past (Telegraph) and will feel he has the quality to make that step up.

Since winning promotion to the Premier League, Bournemouth have floated around mid-table, looking in no real danger of getting relegated or sustaining a challenge for a Europa League spot.

Bearing that in mind, someone like the Norway international may feel like it is time for a new challenge.

The money from the Premier League television deal means the Cherries will be under no pressure to sell off all of their stars in one window. But Fraser’s exit could eventually set off a domino effect.

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