Barca have finally made a formal offer for our captain Cesc Fabregas and they want the deal to go through as soon as possible. Of course they do, they don’t want ‘their new player’ to play well in the world cup do they, knowing that Arsenal could then add an extra few million to his price tag. (of course I jest!)
Shock, horrow, Arsenal Football Club have finally spoken….yesterday they released this statement:
“Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is under contract with the Club until the summer of 2015. He is a highly valued member of the team and part of our future plans.
“We have followed recent speculation linking Cesc with a move away from the Club but as there has never been any official approach for him, only two informal exchanges, in which we made it abundantly clear that we have no interest in transferring Cesc, we have refrained from publicly passing comment. However, yesterday evening we received an offer from Barcelona for Cesc and in response, we immediately and resolutely told them once again that we have no intention of selling our captain.
“To be clear, we will not make any kind of counterproposal or enter into any discussion. Barcelona have publicly stated that they will respect our position and we expect that they will keep their word.
Barca keep their word! Yeah right, like heck will they, they will make the right offer in the end and I’m sure the club will sell him! 87M Euros or around 55M Euros and Yaya Toure!!
Some think that the club statement is a bold one, one thats put Barca firmly in their place… Me, I just think back to last summer, didn’t Old Red Nose say something similar to Real Madrid but look what happened there, says it all really. The right price will get any player!! The Mancs survived and so will we!!
If Wenger/Arsenal ARE going to sell our captain, before that sale is complete, the club need to confirm the signing of his replacement. They must not and cannot afford to let Cesc go and then go on the lookout as every club will know how much Barca have paid for Fabregas and they will inflate any price for their own player.
Personally, I don’t think we have any player currently at Arsenal who would be able to fill the void left if Fabregas is sold and we don’t want to be hearing about x,y and z who Wenger tried to sign, but failed. We are two days into the window and eight days before the World Cup begins, best Wenger gets to work and fast!!
From this day, until its confirmed he is staying or going, I am not going to write another post about Cesc Fabregas, I am sick and tired of reading and writing about him, Barcelona and their players. If the club say something then that will be different, but I just want this deal to be done, let Sky Sports and all the red tops have their ten minutes of glory whilst reporting how we have lost our best player and then we can all move on!!
My last word on it is, Come on Jose, join in the fun!!
Talking of Jose, he has said that Stevie Gerrard is top of his list of targets for Real Madrid, you don’t hear about that all day and night on Sky Sports do you, no, its always about the doom and gloom at Arsenal, the Fabregas story, the Gallas injury, the Theo being left out of the World Cup squad!! They forget there were six others left out, all of whom probably thought they were on their way to South Africa!! You don’t hear anything about them, well not in the way you hear about poor old Theo!!
At least Matt Le Tissier and Tony Cascarino agree with me about Theo!! 😉
Brighter news, Joe Cole has reportedly signed a three year contract with us and Hugo Rodallega could really be on his way out of Wigan having been labelled a ‘luxury player’ by the clubs chairman…. I’ll believe both though, only when its on afc.com
That’s it for today, have a good one 🙂