Santi clueless on Cesc future

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Santi Cazorla is the first Arsenal player to touch on the rumours linking Cesc Fabregas with a return to the Premier League admitting he’d welcome the 27-year-old midfielder back to the Emirates with open arms.

The duo, who are set to play alongside each other for Spain at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, confided in each other before Santi’s switch to the Gunners in 2012 but despite their friendship the current Gunner says he’s in the dark over Cesc’s future.

As it stands there’s little to suggest Arsene Wenger will take up his first refusal option on his former captain, however, with Chelsea and Manchester United also said to interested in a possible deal Cazorla believes it’s obvious Fabregas is more cherised in England than Spain.

“I’ve read that he could go to Chelsea but I’d prefer him to come to Arsenal because he’s a great player and they really love him there,” said Santi.

“I don’t know what his future is, but I hope that he will be happy and enjoys the team wherever he is.

“I don’t think there’s a big difference between Cesc’s performances in the Premier League and La Liga.

“His statistics are great at Barcelona but he’s not valued the same as in England. There’s no difference in his numbers, he’s adapted perfectly to both leagues.”

Arseblog News can’t really be arsed to speculate on where Fabregas might end up (if indeed he leaves Barcelona at all) because we’re almost certain this saga is going to run and run all summer.

Quite frankly we’d rather spend a few more weeks toasting the FA Cup final before turning our attention to the World Cup with beer and burger in hand. We’ll panic about the rest on deadline day.*

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*Don’t hold us to this.

 

 

 

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Brown

So either he does not have Barca DNA or he does and is now disowned…

Bould's Eyeliner

Barca DNA is about as strong as bud light. It’s everywhere, but nobody likes it.

El Capitano

I genuinely cant fathom how horrifically angry I will become if he signs for someone else in the Premier League.
We have to do what ever it takes to bring him home.

Cygan's Magical Left Foot
Cygan's Magical Left Foot

Take our top and put it over Fab’s head, Santi.

North Stand

Don’t care where or how we fit him in the team just bring Cesc home.

AllGunsABlazin

I’m at the point where I’d see him as a backup keeper if he signed back.

And it’s a long time to August… I need to calm it and just watch his gloriousness in Brazil.

Eric

You’ve got to abide by the Fabregas Doctrine:
When Cesc Fabregas is available, you sign Cesc Fabregas.

Kiggeman

He’d easily go straight in to the midfield or the wing. He is a player of the Özil status. Bring Cesc Fabregas home, and bring Loic Remy and Samuel Eto’o in as well as Aurier. That would be a great transfer summer to me.

neutral

It is worth asking, who could he, or should he replace in the squad.

As far as I see it Arsenal have three midfielders
the DM Arteta + Flamini (we should add quality here)
the CM Ramsey + Wilshere
the AM Cazorla + Ozil

You can argue that Wilshere could/should play AM, but he seemed to have his best year with Cesc playing in front of him. Cazorla and Ozil are sometimes played out wide, and Wenger seems to prefer a midfielder on the left and a winger on the right. Rosicky is not a starter and does not feature in my analysis.

Ramsey is not droppable at the moment
Wilshere has too much potential to let go
Ozil is too good, although he is now getting stick in Germany again.

That leaves Cazorla, and when it comes right down to it I’d rather have Cesc than Cazorla.

Sell Cazorla, get Cesc, but I doubt Wenger will do it and I have a sinking feeling we’ll see Cesc lining up against the Arsenal next season. But what if…

RB Per Kos Gibbs
Arteta/DM
Ramsey Cesc
Walcott Giroud Ozil

throw in a new striker and I am happy

But we really need to shop, GK (x2?), CD, RB, DM, CF

AB

Sell Santi? You’re avin’ a laugh.

Somebody has been playing way too much football manager

DAMOBOT

I’d sell Santi to get Cesc. Not because he is a bad player or anything. But I thing Cesc would have more impact on a match more consistently than Santi would.

Having said that why should we chose one over the other. Lets have them both as we know that we cant sustain a full squad over a full season anyway without suffering from injuries, mostly in the same area. Last year it was in attack. The year before it was fullbacks and the year before that was central defense.

Mpls

Santi can, and frequently does, play on the outside. Cesc, no. It’s not 1:1.

derby

OOOOOOOOOHHHHH SAAAAANTI
CAZOOOOOOOOOOOORLA!

Paul

You are definitely talking about THAT goal. *logs on to YouTube again*

derby

Actually I was talking about that assist, that roundabout, that smile and that tackle, but each to their own I suppose.

Phil

Santi’s close to 30, if he’s not there already (not sure when his b’day is), so I think he’ll start to expect less game time anyway. And I’m pretty sure he’s realised that if Cesc comes back, he’ll (Santi) will be the one who misses out, and Rosicky will be reduced to making the odd cameo during the annual injury crisis. I’m fairly sure that if Cesc comes back, we’ll end up looking like this:
Szczesny
RB, Per (C??), Kosc, Gibbs
Arteta/DM, Ramsey
Walcott Cesc Ozil
Giroud/Striker

Bench: Ox, Wilshere, Vermaelen, Giroud/striker, Cazorla, Monreal, Keeper

Personally, I’d still prioritize a DM over Cesc, but I would also hate to see him at City, or god forbid, Chelsea.

Oberon

That would give us some proper squad depth.

freezedawg of Sweden

We can have them all. A midfield-party of hapiness and laughter.

Gargoyle

And beer.

LennyThePep

How many months in total were any of those combination of players injured?

Wilshere, Ramsey and Flamini have a history of dealing with niggles.

You can’t build your team based on the assumption everybody will be fit at all times; this is why City are winning the league – they have class players to step in when the class players are out.

Across 4 competitions there is ~60 games. On top of this we will have a couple more with the UCL qualifiers and the Community Shield.

If we don’t take advantage of the First Option Clause it will be a disgusting waste.

Kiggeman

We do not need to sell anyone, jheeez. We got space for all of them, a big club like arsenal should be in the market for players like this. He’d be a welcome addition that would make us way stronger.

LennyThePep

People suggesting we don’t need him….yet in the same breath bemoan the loss of Ozil and Ramsey to injury last season and our lack of depth.

Cesc is like Ozil with a higher workrate, coupled with Ramsey’s goal scoring.

Kiggeman

We haven’t seen the best of Özil yet! There is more to come from this lad :3 Cesc would be a great addition.

Goontang

I agree! this whole transfer saga is making me sicker then when he was about to leave us…. I couldn’t bare the thought of seeing our Cesc… our El Capitan in another premier league Jersey.

Isn’t there some way Blogs that you can get in touch with powers that be at Arsenal and say US FANS will start a fund raiser and raise atleast half of his transfer fee? I don’t think theres a gooner out there that wouldn’t pitch in…. the other half would surely be paid for in the first 2 weeks in Shirt Sales!!! WHY ARENT PUMA FORCING THIS ON WENGER!!

Danger Mouse

Some seem to be not be too keen on us signing him. I say sign him and we have the best midfield in the goddam motherfuckin world.

Previgo

Fabregas is 27! His best position is behind the striker and we have the best No10 in the world in that position please someone explain who sits on the bench? Certainly not our record signing ok yes cazorla goes to the bench then what? We push fabregas or ozil to the left wing starting the season again without a proper left winger? Absolutely terrible, both havn’t got the pace, power or defensive capabilty to play there meaning against the big boys they will be shite all through, imagine cesc or ozil tracking back hazard? Navas? Schurrel? Sterling? Even the average lenon will be joyful, cazorla has been trying on the left wing and not even fabregas can put as much effort, i say forget fabregas(RVP went to united and we still won the fa cup) even if he joins united or city, we need a solid pure left sided winger like griezman, a CDM Like pogba/schnaiderline/gonalons/sven? to pair Ramsey a new right back(aurier) to compete with carl and then a young hungry CF (Morata-I have watched him play) who will stay in the team for a very long time and a more aged and cheap CF Like remy(Giroud,remy,Morata-good cover, Loan out sanogo), a backup keeper, bring back joel campbell loan out gnabry(he is one for the future and needs more game time badly), shift oxlade back to right wing to compete with theo, vermaelen stays and williams on the cheap as backup, then if we fall short in the title race again then you know something is seriously wrong somewhere… Next season prefered lineup-
Gk- szczesny
Rb- Aurier
Cb- Koscielny
Cb- Martesacker
Lb- Gibbs
CDM- Gonalons
CM- Ramsey
CAM- ozil
RW- Theo
LW- Griezmann
CF- Loic Remy
we can very much make this happen.. I love cesc too i still have his name and number on ma jersey, if he agrees to come back and sit on the bench/be a very useful squad player then i’m fine with his signing but again do we realy have the luxury of buyinq a squad player for £25m when we could very well spend that money on a left winger? If no then the club has to move on so should he.
I hate man utd but would prefer if he goes there to compete with cleverly? Carrick? Fletcher? Mata, Rather than man city to compete with fenandinho, silva, yaya, nasri, I want him to go to a club where he will be one of the stars if not the star player! He made the wrong decision when he want to barca, he shouldnt make that same decision again, ramsey,ozil,cazorla,jack,rosicky,- -silva,yaya.fenandinho,nasri, he will struggle for game time and for his perfect position except the coaches favour him at the expense of others- cesc! MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION THIS TIME! As much as I hate man utd they are the right decision for you and your career at the moment!

Bubba

Long winded, eh?

anon

It’s summer, everyone plays football manager.

Kiggeman

Lol, I consider our Wilshere way above Gonalons anyway :3

And Cesc can play on both central midfield and on the wing. He can play fucking anywhere almost, except defensive position. He’d be a great addition and make us better. Besides he did an excellent job as arsenal captain.

afolabi ademakinwa

Want Cesc back he has the Arsenal DNA in him.#Comebackcesc

Ben

Cesc would be a great addition to the squad. With a couple of key injuries we’d still be strong enough to challenge on all fronts.

30 million on Cesc + 30 to 40 on a striker + 30 million on defensive options (including a keeper) = a very happy Gooner.

Perry S.

Completely agree with you. Splashing 100-120 mill would basically put us 100 miles ahead of the rest of the league. Had we done this last summer, or even half way there in Jan, we’d have won the double…easily.

big Chief from Antarctica
big Chief from Antarctica

I’m on the bring him back home – side. Anyone who says otherwise clearly hasn’t noticed the absence of Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere this season. That’s quite the accomplishment.

AP

The transfer budget covers both transfer fees and wages. Even 100k a week comes up to over 5m a year, and 20m over the course of a contract.

In today’s market, that effectively halves the budget for buying players.

Geez…some people need to wake up.

Swissguns

Yeah, but it’s not nearly what you’re suggesting either. Player fees are amortized over the length of the contract. 30m for Cesc on a 5 year contract at 150k/week would cost Arsenal approx 13.5m / year. 6m per year on the fee and 7.5m in wages.
Very doable with Arsenals budget.

Kiggeman

It’s not about the money we spend but about the player we sign. We need to sign players who make us better, not players of not so good quality. Sadly those players costs quite a lot of money and are not very often for sale. And if they are for sale there is often plenty of clubs who wants to bring em in. So what I am trying to say here is that everything isn’t as simple as people might believe. I think Wenger actually tried to bring in an striker last summer etc. But the truth is the competition is big in the market.

Jo

“Durr hurr we should spend a hundred million in transfer fees!!1!”

Monkey Nuts

Please do not sign for Maureen’s fur coat and no knickers brigaade.

arsenalista

Anyone else a bit nervous that Santi acknowledged that he might go to Chelsea? Heresay and all, but a little startling nonetheless

Mpls

He READ it. Read the same garbage hack rumors we’ve all seen. At least I hope that’s all he’s going on. Then again with the Barca or us for his departure you just don’t know if this is a fellow Spaniard trying to help make something work..

Cesc wants to come back to the club that made him a Man Arsene! Take Note!

Mpls

Damned autocorrect. Should have read ‘with the Barca actions for his departure…’

Awesomesauce

I seem to remember Barca getting him on the cheap because he said he had no desire to play anywhere but Arsenal or Barca and wouldn’t even consider Real. I figure going to Chelsea would be a lot like going to Real instead of Barca. It isn’t going to happen. Maybe he can do the whole “it’s Arsenal or nobody” thing to Barca and we can get him on the cheap too. Some say we don’t “need” him. And that might be so, however it really depends on your perspective. How can any team not “need” a player that would make any team in the world better. Having other needs does not mean we should ignore him if he is available to us at a price we can afford. Frankly I don’t see him going anywhere at all. Why would Barca get him to take over for Xavi only to get rid of him when Xavi is about to hang up the boots? Just because of some imbecile Barca fans can’t recognize his brilliance? Even Barca’s management can’t be THAT stupid… can they?!

Awesomesauce

I should also add that I don’t see Luis Enrique deciding his first influence on his team to be getting rid of such an amazing all around footballer. Especially considering he tends to prefer a slightly more direct style than the tiki-taka. Seems like Cesc is the perfect type of player for him to transition this team to a slightly more direct style then.

Roastimbou27

How could he possibly go to Chelsea and play under a man who has publicly insulted arsene wenger in such a disgusting, arrogant way. Even if wenger doesn’t exercise the option to sign him, cesc owes it to himself to not join Chelsea and play under that cunt Mourinho. Arsene wenger made him the player he is and I imagine he would feel a deep sense of betrayal if cesc were to go to Chelsea. Fucking hate Mourinho so much.

Perry S.

I think I hate Mourinho more than any other player or person in all of world football. I’m with you.

A Yank

Pity SAF retired, because it would have been a dead heat between those two over who I detest more. And I hate seeing Mou win anything.

2014-2015 = the year we've been waiting for
2014-2015 = the year we've been waiting for

I would gladly chop off the little finger on my non-dominant hand for the chance to poke Mourinho in the eye with a meat cleaver.

Arsepedant

Why chop off your own finger? Chop off Moronho’s!

shitbird

He’s not going to fucking Chelsea. Cesc is a Gooner. This is all agent bullshit.

Rufusstan

Its also worth mentioning that Cesc has been pretty uncomplimentary about Mourinho over the years; almost as if he doesn’t like the guy (cannot imagine why 😉 ).

In return, considering the way Mourinho runs things, its a train-wreck in waiting if (God forbid) Cesc ever went there, .

joe shmo

Cesc also once told Maureen to ‘shut up’ when the twat was at real. Just doesn’t seem very realistic at all.

Jack

I think the few thumbs down here was Mourinho who hired Terry and Ivanovic to click on things that critisize him. That’s Lampard’s job now, which is why he seemed to leave Chelsea. There’s a lot of clicks to click on the internet, it’s takes a lot of time.

Hutch

Cesc at Chelsea = RVP at Man Utd.

I sincerely hope this does not happen.

Mr. X

No dude. Cesc at Chelsea =100 × RVP at United. I really detest that club

arsenalista

It’d be a lot worse, honestly. A lot.

Mpls

Agreed. And Cesc played for Barca against Mourinho at Real, with his despicable antics at full sail. I don’t see how it could be possible.

EgyptianGooner

Still convinced that Arsene is waiting for someone to bid. Cesc will be back post-World cup

arsenalista

Perhaps. We don’t need him desperately so there’s no point in bidding unless someone else does.

Rufusstan

All of the media shit about Cesc says Arsenal are not interested because we are not doing the: ‘look at me; look at me’ performance to get his attention.

They forget that we don’t need to chase him because of the buyback, and he already know and loves where he would be going.

I could almost see this being decided at a quiet dinner in Brazil sometime in the next month. A chat between a man and his mentor, bypassing 27 levels of: agents, managers, hangers-on and the like.

It would technically be tapping up I guess, but considering Barca’s actions in 2009-11; fuck’em.

midgunner

Anyone have any facts about this ‘buyback’ clause?

Is it real and enforceable? Does anyone know how much it’s for?

'debisi

apparently, cesc’s barca dna had some nonsense codons

Michael

Heh, brilliant.

King 14enry

If only Nacho was on Spain’s squad… Santi and Nacho could bundle an Arsenal top back on Cesc like Pique and Puyol did to him last WC.. Unfortunately I don’t think Santi is big enough to do it on his own 🙁
Bring him home Arsene!

Frog

He’s going to go to whomever pays him the most money. That won’t be us. Get over it. He left us, he’s not coming back. We need a striker.

deano

You know he took a pay cut to go to Barca don’t you. If Barca do want him out (which would be an immensely stupid thing to do) then if Arsene wants him he will get him.

Pedro

I want Charlie Adam to shove his veiny penis down the throats of all the fake ITKs (especially Tancredi Palmeri) who keep reporting that Fabregas is set to move to any other English club but Arsenal. Hope they choke on it, too.

Mpls

Pedro, you’ll never get my vote as long as you keep talking about that fucking Scot Shinner’s willy. I agree with the distaste for agents, however.

Mpls

Nothing against Scotsmen, mind you, it’s the Shinner bit I can’t stand about him.

Jack

Of all the world’s penises to be obsessed with, you pick Charlie Adams’? You need to see the world, my friend.

Petit's Handbag

I’ve had to throw out two jerseys with Van Persie on the back….don’t make me throw out my Cesc Mug.
That means a lot to me

Pedro

After his comments post Manchester City v Barcelona, you’d think he disliked Mourinho. I don’t understand how these journalists get their jobs, a hobo could probably do better than them.

me me

someone please set up an online petition to get cesc back to arsenal,,, i dont know how… i want to see how many gooners worldwide will sign it

come home cesc

Mpls

Kickstarter campaign! Everyone throw in a few and we’ll get him back!

me me

found a petition…. pls sign and forward to all gooners

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/arsenal-fc-please-re-sign-cesc-fabregas

Lucky Luke

Love Cesc, but our midfield is a bit heavy on smaller technical and creative players allready. I think the money would be better spent on someone like Vieira. A big midfield general with drive to complement our smaller technical and creative midfielders. Someone like Pogba or Toure. Ofcourse, Diaby could be that player if he stay fit.

But i will not be dissapointed if Cesc Returns though. However we look at it, he would strenghten the team. Just under a Budget, im not sure he is what we are lacking in midfield, and the money might be better put towards a different type of player that we dont currently have like Vieira.

Awesomesauce

Just keep in mind that anyone “like” Viera, will still never be Viera. Also, Cesc isn’t exactly a pushover. He can hold his own in midfield. It’s not like he is Cazorla or Arshavin’s size. And people seem to forget that Cesc can basically play any position in the midfield. He is incredibly versatile. He is not limited to a #10 role by any means.

ThisIsMe

£30m for a player who posts the numbers he does is a fucking steal. The fact its Cesc just makes he a million times better.

Miranda

Cheaper to us. We have a buy-back option of 20-25m (I forget what exactly) and Barca owe us around 9m which I’m sure they’d be glad to write off.

AP

And if we could somehow activate the percentage sell-on clause to our benefit and further subsidise the signing…haha…just kidding.

james davidson

We were your home but you followed your heart. They are breaking your heart, now just come back home… #bringceschome

DaMobot

The difference in class between the so called biggest club in the world “Barca” and the best footballing club in the world Arsenal. They have been chasing Cesc and destablising him for years and then finally get to treat him like this. I think it all has to do with when he first left Barca for Arsenal. They wanted to show him that they are more powerfull than anybody by really destroying his career. On the contrast Arsenal and mostly Arsene allowing Fabianski to really showcase his talents to other suitors despite him turning down a new deal to stay.
Barca are run by a classless bunch of peasants. And their supports are a bunch of cunts too.

Come back home Cesc. Your family will always forgive you and welcome you back with open arms.

Gargoyle

In what way did they destroy his career? As far as I can tell, the move was beneficial to Cesc. The way they went about buying him, and now apparently wanting to sell him three years later, makes them cunts. But in no way did they destroy his career. He wanted this, he got what he left us for, which is trophies … and not playing with Bendtner, Song, Denilson, etc. I won’t begrudge him if he were to return, but to think that he was just an innocent bystander is just stupid.

anon

Are you drunk? Fabregas has been playing with Song in Barca for a while. He would definitely have loved to have Bendtner and Denilson in the team.

Rufusstan

I’d say it was not only about the clubs, but also the fans. Its almost like they have never forgiven him for leaving and he’s been the magnet for protest/unrest ever since he came back.

I’m not saying we have not had our scapegoats over the years, but Ramsey highlights the difference. Put in the effort, play well, and it turns things around.

Cesc has played well for them, and he still doesn’t seem to have turned them around. (I guess how they react to him possibly leaving will tell for sure).

If he returns, hopefully our reaction will show the gulf in class.

Gunner Makenzie

Let the campaign begins #BringBackOurCesc…Will love to see him back,considering the fact that Arteta,Flamini and Rosicky are not getting younger.

Jap's Eye

Papers report that Wenger he say no..

shitbird

As if Wenger says a fucking thing to the papers.

deano

The papers NEVER print anything good involving Arsenal they have too much of a love affair with other teams. Look at the way they hammered Ozil all season he would walk on water to them if he played for ushited but he chose the Arsenal and hate him for it.

N7

I just can’t believe they’re getting rid of him! Some very weird stuff going on in this window already…£40m+ for David Luis? Mental!

I’d take a good £30m striker plus a powerhouse midfielder and a defender over Cesc. For our attack, with Gnabry kicking on, Ozil fully adapted to the league and with Rambo and Jack I’m not sure we need much more than someone to partner Giroud upfront.

BillyBatts

Cesc to play false 9 for Arsenal and solve our striker issues. Putting it out there.

Faxe

With a false nine, you need a bunch of players who make runs from midfield to score. Which is pretty much what we’ve been missing this season (except Ramsey).

deano

False nines a load of bollocks mate. The Germans are going barmy with Ozil about his performances but they are playing the false nine game and it certainly doesn’t suit him.

Dave

Arsenal will surely get injuries throughout the season. Wilshere & Walcott are givens and diaby will probably play only one game.
Ozil is only a 60 minute player at most, Flamini will get suspended, whilst Arteta is sure to lose form at some stage. In addition Rambo could suffer from burn out.
So anyone who think that cesc is not needed think again.

Rich

Some players thrive under the weight of expectation (Cesc)
Others shrink ( Ozil )
We don’t need Cesc and I’d be more than happy to persist with Ozil if Cesc wasn’t available, he’s top class and add some blistering pace and movement and I’m sure his stats would go through the roof.
It would be a huge decision to move Ozil on after a year, but I’d do it it a heartbeat after securing Cesc’s return then strengthen the side where it needs it

bergkamp's hooped sock
bergkamp's hooped sock

Ozil is top class indeed like you said, he makes a difference even when he’s not putting in man-of-the-match performances. He’ll be a top performer coming season, keep the faith.

Mpls

That’s loony rich. You’re trusting too many papers to provide your opinion on Ozil. Watch for yourself and stop reading the narrative those bumwipes are printing. He led the team in assists and tied for fourth highest scorer in his first year with the club, all while starting to acclimatize to the English game (repeated kickings) and the negative scrutiny of the press and some of the supporters- not sure which is worse at times.

Let’s have both!

anon

Yessir, that price tag is definitely more pressure than playing for fucking Real Madrid in CL fixtures and title-deciding matches, no sirree, FA Cup is definitely leagues above La Liga.

Jesus Christ.

Milo

When he left in 2011 I think I remember reading something about Arsenal getting 40 or 50% of any future transfer fee. Is there any truth to that?

arsenalista

no. it’s 40/50% off the profit barca would make. so it’s a relative pittance.

Mpls

It would be just like Barca to sell him at a a loss then, wouldn’t it?

gunnersaurus is my dad
gunnersaurus is my dad

I love all the comments saying we don’t need cesc and we’ve got plenty of his type in midfield….. where were they all when our title challenge crumbled away?? Injured nothing wrong with having quality in the depth of our squad!! We play that many games that everyone should be happy with their game time

Merlin's Panini

Just bring him home. I don’t care how. He’s one of my favourite players of all time. It would make me sick to see him at any other English club. He’s too classy for them.

roitenak

Just put red and white on him if you win the WC. Oh wait, we’re the Arsenal, not some classless bunch.

This story will show Cesc’s true DNA after all and I still believe it involves North London.

pavan

Wenger said he always considers rvp an arsenal player even after what he did…..I’m certain he’d jump at the opportunity to take someone like Cesc back, even if he had to make adjustments to his formation. I think ozil pulled a little behind to join Ramsey and wilshere for company with fabregas and giroud in front would be a great formation, especially with Walcott making those runs…..

pavan

This type of attacking formation would especially be helpful if we fall 1-0 down. Except the fa cup final, I don’t recall any match arsenal was able to win last season after falling 1-0 down….

Swedegunner

West Ham! Always West Ham.

Me So Hornsey

What wenger should do is wait until mourinho has bid, agreed terms, made plans for cesc in his team and maybe even let other targets go in his arrogant certainty of getting his man.

Then, pull the plug on their deal at the last minute by activating the buy-back clause.

For me, to fuck that cunt over in such a deliciously sordid way would be right up there with having sex with my wife in the early days back when we used to shag like a couple from Pornhub.

It truly would be a special one.

shitbird

This is going to go back and forth all summer.

You have to take him if he’s available. Let’s win the league playing 4-6-0 next year!

Madin

At the risk of pissing ppl off, and maybe devising a coping mechanism for his move to chelsbollocks, maybe fab doesn’t deserve to come back? He turned his back on Wenger an the club when they needed him the most.

Also, I wonder how he would face his idol pep whilst being mourinho’s bitch.

Dan D

The thought of Cesc ending up at any other club other than Arsenal is sickening. The current gossip (please God let it be bullshit) linking him with Chelsea is sickening x 1000.

So surely we have to find room for him in our squad and act on the buy back clause.

Some will argue that we’re will stocked in the middle but injuries will occur, and don’t we just know about that, and in my opinion we simply have to buy him back, if he is indeed to leave Barcelona.

With Walcott fit again I would prefer to nab someone like Remy as opposed to a Cavani if it meant we could bring Cesc back home.

And incidentally when talking about Remy, he may not have the big reputation or price tag of one of the other forwards we’ve been linked with but he’s proven in the Premier League with good records at both QPR and Newcastle, plus he’s quick, mobile and a good finisher.

Iceman

Over the past 24 hours Cesc has signed for Manure, City, the scum that is known as Chelsea and Liverpool. I doubt anything the rumour mongers that are the so called journalists spew are true. And all the stories about how Wenger isnt going to activate his first refusal clause is absurd considering how close to his chest that Wenger deals with transfers. I doubt the Daily Fail and the likes would be privy to information like that. All in all, lets try and shoe Cesc that he may be Catalan in appearance but deep down he is forever a Gunner. Get one over our rivals Arsene!

arsenalista

it could easily just be cesc’s agents trying to strengthen his position at barca.

oh no

Nacho and Santi need to whack an Arse shirt on Cesc and take a selfie with Poldi (just because Poldi takes a worldie selfie)

oh no

Looking forward. Cesc is 27… if we take him now he can mature into the arteta role gracefully, ultimately become skipper or vice skipper and age gracefully into a gooner legend. Eventually developing powers of levitation and inventing the position of ‘false idol’.

Obviously!

Gooneropolis

I quite fancy this kind of speculation. Beats the hell out of DNA and inner children speaking to other clubs during the summer.

Can’t wait for the ‘Arsenal already have too many goals within the squad for another top-class striker to find a place’ chatter to begin .

kevin

It annoys me when people say ozil plays false 9 or no10 behind the striker…. ive watched him all year and he always picks the ball up on the left or the right. we dont play with natural wingers and wenger likes inside forwards. ozil is a front line midfielder. he drifts left and right across the final third. I think cesc playing centre with ozil on one side and santi on the other is a lethal formation. they would drift out of positions and confuse teams with there movement, and fabregas is the best midfielder in the world at running beyond the ball and creating passes, something that ozil needs to blossom. it was no coincidence that ozil dropped form when ramsey was out. ramsey gave him options just like cesc would. As for too many midfielders… flog diaby cause he is a waste of a squad number and cesc just adds quality and depth to our team. we suffered so bad with injuries this year in midfield that we had to play arteta and flamini together because it was all we had. One loic remy, a holding midfielder like schneiderlin and cesc is all that is needed to get this team purring next season. dont need a left winger. the ox should adpat his game to play on the left or right if he wants to be world class in the future. ox cutting in from the right with his rocket right foot is a good playing option. so thumbs up if you agree that fabregas is not just a wishfull option with no need but a must buy with actual need for his quality and experience in this team. LOIC REMY, SCHNEIDERLIN AND FABREGAS is all we need

ach

I love Cesc as much as the next gooner, but 30 Million for the sake of depth is ridiculous. The money is better spent on other position like CF,RB,CB(if Vermaelen gone). But Vela, Aurier, and Cesc are enough to make happy.

Daniel

He won’t cost 30 million due to the buyback and debt they have from Cesc and Song.

arsenalista

it wouldn’t be depth. play ozil-fab-ramsey; or rotate. arteta learned to play a quasi-defensive role, so could one of these …

xxxrob

As much as I want to ignore this fucking transfer bollocks and enjoy *what should be a great World Cup* I can’t help but get choked up at the thought of his return.

And devastated at the the thought of him playing anywhere else.
Hopefully he either comes home or stays home.

Fuck Chelsea, City, United the lot of them. Hands off cunts

Pedro

I feel like shoving my bony cock right up Mourinho’s gaping vagina. He’s a fucking cunt that one.

Iamchibs

All i have to say is #bringbackourCesc

me me

Cesc petition here guys,,, 1st i found,,, sign pls

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/arsenal-fc-please-re-sign-cesc-fabregas

Glasgow_Gunner

Signed ! If anyone is on twitter, we need Cesc to know about the petition

Gandalf

People need to realise if Chelsea are his only option then that’s where he’ll go. It’s for the sake of his career, it must be breaking his heart that Barca are essentially telling him to fuck off. His whole family supports that team, his best friend (Pique) plays there too, this must also be embarrassing.

For the sake of his career, I’ve no doubt Cesc will move to Chelsea.

SO FOR THE LOVE OF GOS ARSENE PUT A FUCKING BID IN, PLEASE!!! It’s hard enough seeing Rotten Van Pudhi playing at Mould Trashford.

stone

We just need striker… fabregas means trophyless…

Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!
Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!

“His statistics are great at Barcelona but he’s not valued the same as in England. There’s no difference in his numbers, he’s adapted perfectly to both leagues.”

We loved him here but he did not appreciate it. Now he wants to come back. I know I’m in the minority but I’ll not sacrifice anyone in our current midfield for cesc. They were loyal to Arsenal through the dry spell. What happened to his Barca DNA? Plus why would he want to come to arsenal to “suffer” like Barca players were saying when he wanted to leave.

arsenalista

doubt he wants to come back. i think he wants to stay at barca, and this is all his agent’s doing so that he can firm up his position.

Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!
Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!

The grass is not always greener.

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