BOURNEMOUTH ace Ryan Fraser has admitted that rumours linking him with a summer move to Arsenal have affected his form.
Unai Emery has reportedly been impressed with the Cherries star, who has scored seven goals and added 11 assists this season.
Fraser previously admitted he was flattered by Arsenal‘s interest with Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe conceding the midfielder could leave the South Coast.
The Scot will be entering the final year on his contract this summer, with the Cherries facing a decision whether to cash in on him or risking losing him for free in 12 months.
Emery has reportedly included Fraser on his wish-list as he is bracing for a squad overhaul at the Emirates.
But the Cherries ace has contributed to just two Bournemouth’s goals in the last 12 Premier League games – netting once and setting up Callum Wilson in the 2-0 victory over Huddersfield on March 9.
And Fraser has admitted that transfer speculations could have got into his head.
He agrees such a form slump shouldn’t happened, vowing to get back to his impressive form from the first part of the season soon.
I need to get back to what I’m doing, start scoring, start winning again
Fraser told BBC: “I’m just trying to get on with my work, every player says that and tries to get away from the speculation.
“But at the same time I think the best thing I can do is play well on the pitch.
“There’s no point in stuff coming out and then I start to have bad games.
“So I need to get back to what I’m doing, start scoring, start winning again.
Aberdeen-born Fraser, however, admits he is loving his live in Bournemouth and thinks he will settle down on the South Coast once he has hung up his boots.
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He added: “What will be, will be, but like I said, I love it here.
“Not just the football club, but the manager and especially my teammates as well. I’m close with them all.
“But going home, I just love it. I’ve always said after football I will live down here.”