After a very eventful few days I think it’s time I give light on this situation concerning one Arsenal Captain and some Spanish Football Giants.
Not long ago, a certain Francesc Fàbregas i Soler said he would like to return to Barcelona, a club he came through the youth ranks with, with players like Lionel Messi, Xavi etc. To me, this is no surprise, we all want to play for our boyhood club, ask one Cristiano Ronaldo. I am the same, as much as I am an Arsenal fan, if I was a pro-footballer playing at Arsenal, I’d love to play at Wolves where I was born and raised. I mean, Cesc never got the chance to play for them. Yet, despite this I doubt he’d be going just yet.
If you examine the words of Cesc, he says “..one day…”. One day as in one day in the future, the distant future, it’s almost like he’s saying he would want to finish his career there in 5-10 years time, like Thierry Henry wanted to 3 years ago.
Cesc is the current captain, of a growing side who WILL win something soon, and he will be the first to lift that trophy above his head as captain. Why would Cesc give up captaincy to be a bench-warmer?
Look at that team, Xavi and Iniesta will probably always be ahead of poor Francesc. I mean, they are the same Spain team-mates he can’t beat to the head of that squad. As much as Cesc shouldn’t be a bench-warmer, I see it that for most weeks he probably will be. Look at Thierry, one of the best in the world at Arsenal, soon as he left he is losing out to Francis Jeffren (I made that up).
Not to mention, Cesc’s current long-term deal, a deal with 4/5 years left. A deal, with 100million get-out clause, Barcelona are rich but not Manchester City rich, and that’s before bidding for Cesc himself, something Arsenal will push to the end, besides, if you look at Cesc’s character he’s no Joleon Lescott, he’s not going to flick the V’s to Arsene when he says, “you’re too important to his squad to be their super-sub.”
I feel, that Cesc will stay, which is great, and if he does go, then that’s life, Manchester United have not degraded into oblivion when they lost their man last Summer like we all thought. In fact, it’s let Wayne Rooney shine through, something it could do for say an Aaron Ramsey, Samir Nasri or Jack Wilshere even more.