With only two weeks to go to the start of the Premier League campaign, the future of Arsenal’s Cesc Fabragas is still very much unclear. Will the Spaniard be dazzling the North London faithful once more at the Emirates this season or do sunnier climates await back in his native Catalonia?
Regardless of public opinion, Fabregas’ lack of public comment on the subject seems to have spoken more than words, with the World Cup winner seeming favouring a move to his home town club, Barcelona.
Despite their past transfer bids falling somewhat short of being deemed an acceptable valuation by Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger, the pressure placed on the Gunners and their talisman captain, by the La Liga champions, has been nothing short of ruthless, with the Catalan side determined to regain Fab’s services.
However, is it all big bad Barcelonas fault, seemingly acting like a bully until it gets what it wants? Personally, I would have to say that Fabregas deserves alot of the blame for how this situation has unfolded. This lack of public declaration one way or another seems to have done nothing but fuel the ever growing transfer speculation, encouraging Barca in their pursuits while leaving fans of the North London side on tenterhooks as to where his future lies this season.
As Arsenal look to mount a considerable title challenge in the coming campaign, a decision much be made about the future of the World Cup winner. In my opinion, if a player wishes to join another club, no matter how influential he is in a side, then it is best for the player to leave. In this case, while the loss of Fabregas would be considerable to Arsenal, a possible £60 million transfer free would be more than adequate for Wenger to replace the loss with similar world class talent.
I implore you Mr Fabregas, make your mind up! Its case of either get your head down and focus on the coming season to give your all for Arsenal, or its adiós y buena suerte ‘goodbye and good luck’, where you will undoubtedly enjoy the Camp Nou, even if it is from the picturesque view of the bench most weeks.
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