Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta would like to see the Catalan giants sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Song this summer.

Song has two years remaining on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium, and was one of the club's most consistent performers last term, as Arsene Wenger's side qualified for the Champions League.

The Cameroon international has earned a reputation for his ease on the ball in the centre of Arsenal's midfield, and Iniesta feels the 24 year old would fit in seamlessly in the Barca team.

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Andres Iniesta wants to see Song join Barcelona.

"He's a prodigy," said Iniesta. "I don't know how many years he's been playing but he isn't a discovery from yesterday.

"He's a good player and I've seen in a couple of publications that he could be joining our team.

"I don't know if that would be the case but if he comes here we'll welcome him the best we can.

"If he comes here it's because he has the ability to play here, no doubt."

With Jack Wilshere ruled out until October, Wenger will be wary of allowing one of his first-choice midfielders to leave the club.

Song played a pivotal role at both ends of the pitch last season, helping to patrol the club's back four while chipping in with 11 assists in the Premier League last season.

Amid the injuries to Wilshere, who didn't play a single game last season and Abou Diaby, who featured five times last term, Song played a pivotal part in last season's success, alongside Robin van Persie.

Wenger decided against signing Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, a move that could have paved the way for Song to leave The Gunners

The biggest question mark over the future of one of Arsenal's prized assets, is that over Robin van Persie, whose future is still shrouded in confusion.

The Dutchman declared his intension to not extend his contract beyond next summer, but Arsenal have insisted they want to retain last season's Premier League golden boot winner despite the proposition of losing him on a free in 12 months' time.