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Welcome to England Barcelona but you will fall!!!
We don’t play until tomorrow but already my stomach is in knots just thinking about Arsenal v’s Barcelona,
The Champions League quarter final, Round 1!!
Will Arshavin be fit? Will Diaby be fit? Will the little man who captains our side be fit??
I think it’s important all three are, but then we all think that don’t we…
We need to have a strong eleven available, Vermaelen is back, Song should slot back into the middle alongside Cesc which should mean….. a proper midfield, not a Denilson in sight!
Arsene has been talking about Cesc, about how he came to steal him away from his boyhood club…
Back in 2003, the Arsenal manager travelled to Finland for the Under-17s World Cup in order to run the rule over, among others, a blossoming young midfielder in the Spanish team.
Fabregas had Barcelona in his blood and was rising rapidly through the ranks at the Nou Camp alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.
Spain did not lift the trophy that year but Fabregas came home with the individual honours. He won the Golden Boot as top scorer and was voted Player of the Tournament for his overall contribution.
Twelve days after losing to Brazil in the Final, the 16-year-old signed for Arsenal.
Ahead of Barcelona’s visit to Emirates Stadium for the Champions League Quarter-Final first leg, Wenger recalled that first impression.
“I couldn’t go to watch a youth team game at Barcelona because they would not have welcomed me,” he said before the weekend trip to Birmingham. “So I could only watch him in the Under-17 national team.
“You could see straight away that his vision of the game was exceptional. He was physically a little bit weak at the time but he could score goals.
“I do not know if there were other teams in for him. We were just first and players want to join us because they feel they have a chance to play. Many young players want to join us because of that.”
Yep, that whole chit chat from our boss was solen from the afc website 🙂
Great news we have all heard is about though is Cesc Fabregas, this week he has said he is not going anywhere in the summer. This same man will be all for showing Barcelona just why they should never let him go. Its also about letting them know just how happy he is at Arsenal…. Maybe then Barcelona will finally get the message!!
Tomorrow’s a big day, a very big day – and in more ways than one…..