AFC Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser says it is ‘very nice’ to be linked with a move to the club the size of Arsenal.

The Metro report that Fraser is very much on the radar of Gunners manager Unai Emery ahead of a possible summer switch.

The 25-year-old joined the Cherries when they were competing in League One in January 2013, moving from Scottish outfit Aberdeen.

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He has since gone on to establish himself as a key player in manager Eddie Howe’s squad, scoring six goals and providing 10 assists in the Premier League.

Fraser is known for his ability to take on defenders and his pace and trickery down the wing, with Emery reportedly seeing him as an alternative signing should they decide against purchasing Denis Saurez on a permanent basis.

When asked about rumours linking him with a switch to the Emirates Stadium, the Scottish international did not hide his happiness but insisted that his focus remains with Bournemouth.

He said:

I’m not going to lie, it’s very nice. It means you are doing something right. They are a huge club, a massive club. When you see your name thrown around you always think to yourself that you are a Bournemouth player and you try to do well. I’m not going to lie, you do feel good, especially when it’s a massive club.

Fraser will hope to be involved when relegation-threatened Burnley visit Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

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