Song will easily adapt at Barcelona, says Arsenal team-mate Ignasi Miquel

The Spanish youngster, who came through the ranks of the Barca academy, believes that the Cameroon midfielder will fit right in at the Camp Nou side
Arsenal youngster Ignasi Miquel is confident that Alexandre Song will adapt to Barcelona without any noteworthy problems if his move to the Liga giants goes ahead.

The Cameroon international is persistently being linked with a transfer to the Catalans, and it appears to be a matter of time for the move to materialise as Barca are ready to meet the Gunners' valuation of the midfielder

"I do not think that he will have any problems adapting to his new surroundings at Barcelona. He is one of the most open guys around in the dressing room," Arsenal central defender Miquel stated to COM Radio.

"Alex is a very versatile player. He can play as a holding midfielder, but also in a more advanced role. He has played in a more attacking role more than once."

Originally seen as a purely defensive midfielder, Song has developed the attacking side of his game and contributed 14 assists in all competitions last season, when Arsenal fans voted him into second place in their Player of the Season poll.

"He's a bit like Yaya Toure," added 19-year-old Miquel, "but there are plenty of differences as well. He brings a lot in attack, and is very strong defensively, too."

Song, who turns 25 next month, started his professional career with Bastia and joined Arsenal in the summer of 2005. After a successful loan spell with Charlton Athletic he fully established himself in Arsene Wenger's side in the 2008-09 season, and has now made 204 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.