Thursday, 12 June 2014

Oh Cesc What Have You Done

The news of Cesc Fabregas joining Chelsea came as a bit of a shock to me despite all of the stories linking him with them and the incredibly short odds on him joining them. The sight of him holding his Chelsea shirt in his hand and smiling is an image I could have done without when I got home from work. To read his comments about his new team and their manager was another bitter blow for an Arsenal fan who still fondly remembered his time at Arsenal. Like so many other ex Arsenal players he will be consigned to the past and his exploits at the club will be soon forgotten once he takes the field for Chelsea

I didn't really believe Barcelona were going to sell him as I thought he was the long term successor to Xavi. It appears the new Barcelona manager must not rate him though as he was allowed to leave and they even look to have made a loss on the price they paid to Arsenal three years ago. There is no doubt in my mind that Chelsea have signed an excellent player and he will make them a better team.

Cesc did confirm that Arsenal had the first option on him and chose not to take up that option. It can only be presumed Arsene Wenger felt he already had players such as Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere to choose from and Cesc's talents were not needed. If the club are to buy the players they need in the positions they are lacking in at the moment then the fee for Cesc might have been needed elsewhere.

It's hard to imagine Cesc playing for another English club next season but that's exactly what we're going to see. He once said he would only ever play for one English club and it would be Arsenal, but by the time he wanted to come back the club no longer required his services. As one fan put it on Twitter It's like your girlfriend leaving you for a better looking guy and then wanting to get back together when he dumps her three years later. To make matters worse she then hitches up with the rich old man down the road when you rebuff her advances.

Maybe Chelsea were the only club in for Cesc when Arsenal didn't take up the option, but I would find that difficult to believe. Surely he could have found a club outside of the Premier League where he could have fulfilled his ambitions without betraying those Arsenal fans who still considered him one of their own. All too often his has professed his love for the club, but clearly that cannot be the case if he opted for Chelsea.

I don't even think Jose Mourinho was the driving force behind his purchase at the Chelsea end with Roman Abramovic looking like he was the one who really wanted Cesc. Mourinho was only too happy to offload Juan Mata in January and Cesc is not too dissimilar from Mata. If Cesc isn't a Mourinho purchase he could find things aren't as rosy as he would like in the Chelsea garden.

Wenger once said he was sure Cesc would come back to Arsenal one day, but the club passed on the option when it came up. If he had been available last summer before Ozil was signed then I think Arsenal would have jumped at the chance to sign him. You can't turn the clock back though and what's done is done.

If Cesc had finished up at the likes of PSG or Bayern Munich then I don't think the fans would have reacted badly, but Chelsea are a different matter. It looks to me and many others that money was the reason he chose Chelsea and I have no doubt he will get a very rough reception when he plays against Arsenal. 

There's a school of thought that Cesc isn't all that, but his statistics over the last couple of seasons at Barcelona would seem to say otherwise. Arsenal will have to sign some genuine class to convince their fans they were right to pass on the chance of signing their former captain as he comes into the prime of his career. I hope they can do just that and continue with the progress the team has shown this season.

Some might think I'm bitter about Arsenal not signing Cesc, but I learned a long time ago to support my club and not get too attached to the personnel. Players and management come and go but Arsenal will remain and it's the club I support. Of course I cheer the players and want the very best ones to play for Arsenal, but I will always support the team/club come hell or high water. 

I'm disappointed Cesc isn't coming back because he would have made the team a better one in my opinion and I wanted to see him in an Arsenal shirt again. He is dead to me now though and I couldn't care less how his career goes from here. All that matters is Arsenal and he's just another former player who didn't really have the love for the club that he professed.

That's it for today.

See you tomorrow.

17 comments:

  1. Bizzare, AW didn't want him back. What is Cesc supposed to do? Don't blame him, I question AW. Cesc is better than any of thee midfielders at the club.

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  2. I think you are being a bit harsh on Cesc. He left Arsenal to go to his "dream" club. Found out that reality was nowhere near as good as his dream, and wanted to come back to a club that he knows and loves, and would have given his all for the rest of career. Club turns him down due to Wenger's arrogance + financial reasons (please don't try to convince me otherwise), so he moves to another prem club. Don't forget that Cesc's partner and his child live in London, and I think that was the biggest factor that made him sign for Chelsea. This is another player that is going to come back to haunt us, and I blame no-one but Wenger.

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    1. Harsh on Cesc are you for real. He was the one that left us in the lurch when we needed him most. He was our Captain and turned his back on us. From what I can gather Fabregas was turned down as he was not needed also his wage demands. Are we supposed to have shoved a player our to make way for him....Ramsey, Ox, Jack or perhaps Santi. Sorry Arsene made the right choice. You hate Wenger brigade really piss me off. !!!

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    2. if Cecs wanted to come to Arsenal and his Love is for Arsenal!? why didnt he do the same for Arsenal.. what he did when he wanted to Barca!! force a transfer. take a paycut and beg to come Arsenal!! like what he did 2go Barca!!!!!! smh.....people need to realised is that Cecs never loved Arsenal!! he just used us!! and now he realised we aint give ah shit on his fake sentiments!! he gone 2 shit chelsea!! smh!!

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  3. Asene Wenger should be sacked. He so dumb he doesn't see a good opportunity when one present itself

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    1. You crazy Arsenal fans. Shameless club supporters, fighting, quarreling , abusing each other over a blessed player that chose a serious club. Cesc to Chelsea is the beginning of the end of Arsenal and the hopeless fans.

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  4. We don't need others to ruin our chances of winning anything, we do it ourselves. He would of been such a boost to fans and players alike. TR7 won't last forever and Cesc would've been a perfect replacement. Not good for him or us playing at Chavski, what is Wenger doing?

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  5. why did arsenal sell him to barcelona when they know they needed him?

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    1. Are you retarded?

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  6. I think arsenal fans are the most plastic fans i have ever seen , if ur greedy manager doesn't want to sign , and he wants to play in the EPL what would he do ? Come to assenal and cry then say ((i want to play for assenal)) do u think he is stupid to do that or do u want him to go to Leicester City and hull , he was a gunner but will be a blue hero

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  7. Blue hero like Mata and torress... Who cares where Fab ends up... COYG!!! Let's have a good WC and then focus on winning the charity shield

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  8. i hate the scum chelsea are, but maybe they deserve each other. INCEST we trust seems to fit at a sh*t club that chavski are with the amount of criminals on their books

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  9. ex girlfriend coming bac after she had gone to former childhood boy friend and lost her virginity and mistreated then made a U turn claim to be loving that guy who nurtured her but coming back with higher demands but at the same time eyeing to sleep with the money splashing guy next door. l think guys like livapul captain are real

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  10. It's all business with a balance sheet. Fans don't have a voice, just keep paying with nothing in return. Real fans of football need to find a smaller team locally that would be grateful for your support.

    I've supported Arsenal for as long as I've been on this earth and this confirms what I suspected for a long time. I'm done,

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  11. a man who can't keep his words.......... a bloody traitor............ he had so many offers but he opted to sign for our arch rivals.......... immediately remove the traitor from our legends list.......... it's shame to have someone lyk him to be the legend of our beloved club......... i doubt he left Arsenal to barca because of his boyhood love for the club, he went there for trophies bcoz he might had thought that he ain't gonna win trophies in Arsenal shirt............ shame we made him the captain :(

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  12. Ok guys listen, trophies are important at a big club like Arsenal but so are dignity and honour. Arsene Wenger believed in Cesc he built a team around him for eight years giving him the chance to shine at the biggest stage regardless of the result and what did he do? He said fuck off at the end of the day and it really hurt Wenger. Remember people when Wenger changed and became a solemn figure at the touch line and when people even began to question his credentials to carry the club forward. It was all because his dream boys Nasri and Fabregas decided to say fuck off we are better of somewhere. We pulled ourselves together humbled ourselves and bled for many years and only yesterday we got our FA trophy. Now that same Fabregas is saying boss I see that Wilshere and Ramsey have done the job for us I now want to cone back and take their place, no thanks Cesc no thanks. Lets stand united guys and definetly we will strengthen. Attack is not the problem defence is because if you remove 10 goals from what we let in last season you can see that the trophy is ours. Let's stick to the loyal wife guys( wilshere ,Ramsey,Walcott) and stop throwing tantrums because of the pretty girl next door( Cesc). He chose to leave us and that chapter is closed. Even if he scores against us shit happens, chealsea beat us 6-0 without him so if they beat us 2-0 next time with him life goes on. We are Arsenal football Club a giant with a history the days of begging players are over.

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    1. Coz the problem they r ain't loyal is you cannot pay them good wages and they want to win trophies which they won leagues everywhere after they left

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