Trophy drought caused Song to leave Arsenal

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has declared that his move to Barcelona in the summer was precipitated by the Gunners’ failure to win a trophy since his arrival at the club in 2005.

The Cameroonian central midfielder enjoyed an impressive 2011-12 season for the Gunners, catching the eye with 14 assists in all competitions, which resulted in his move £15m to the Camp Nou in the summer to join former teammate and Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas.

According to the the London Evening Standard, Song puts the move down to his desire to win trophies.

I’m hungry. I’ve never won anything and I have come here to play many games and win it all,” said Song. “When a club like Barcelona want you you can’t say no. A chance like this only happens once in life and you must take it.

The 25-year-old did however credit Arsene Wenger for his faith and help in giving him his opportunity in English football: “It was hard to convince him [Wenger] and also say goodbye because he really helped me and my family when I arrived at Arsenal at 17-years-old.

In Song’s absence Arsenal have begun the season in impressive unbeaten fashion and after their 1-1 draw with Manchester City last Sunday, sit fifth in the table as they welcome table-topping Chelsea to the Emirates in Saturday lunchtime’s crunch Premier League clash.

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