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Thanks Cesc But It Wasn't Really Needed

Cesc Fabregas has once again reiterated his desire to stay with the Gunners.

As Fabregas' stock increases, there is more on more interest in the Spanish whizzkid, yet time after time the Arsenal mini-legend has spoken out against the rumours, and has now done so once again.

He said: 'My future is with Arsenal and I am very happy to stay there. Everyone treats me very well in London and I have no reason to leave.'

'I will never play for a club where I am not comfortable with the manager. It is true that Arsene Wenger has helped me a lot and I can only thank him for everything he has done for me.

'I owe him a lot but if I want to stay at Arsenal, it is because I have trust in the team and I am comfortable to stay there. I feel very important there and the day that changes will be when I want to have a new club.'

'I don't know if I will return to Spain. It is very difficult at the moment. I am 21 and have grown as a person in London. I want to continue living here and not risk losing leaving all the things which suit me so well. I feel important at Arsenal and have a lot of responsibilities in the team.'

'I feel we can do very well next year and will try to produce my best form at the start of the season. We want to win the Champions League.'

So thanks Cesc .... but you're not the one we want to hear it from!




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 24 2008

Time: 2:57PM

Your Comments

yes we do...the rest can leave the hlebs and adebayors
anonymous
yes we do...the rest can leave the hlebs and adebayors
anonymous
yes please we love to hear from cesc...... i don't care abot the rest.
Walcott32
yes please we love to hear from cesc...... i don't care abot the rest.
Walcott32
Ok, maybe "want" was the wrong word .... he's not the one we need to hear it from!
Rocky7
Ok, maybe "want" was the wrong word .... he's not the one we need to hear it from!
Rocky7
yeah thats better!!!
Wenger_Knows
yeah thats better!!!
Wenger_Knows
I love to hear Cesc because you can tell he is commited to Arsenal. But generally speaking, a players word has no lifespan. They can say something one week and it change the next. If Adebayor leaves, how many times did he commit his future to Arsenal. Hleb also said he wanted to stay at Arsenal for life a few months ago and said Wenger was the manager sent from god. Hleb obviously is not religious because he has turned his back on god. Clichy, Fabregas & Van Persie are the only players i think are 100% genuine.
paul_ownz
I love to hear Cesc because you can tell he is commited to Arsenal. But generally speaking, a players word has no lifespan. They can say something one week and it change the next. If Adebayor leaves, how many times did he commit his future to Arsenal. Hleb also said he wanted to stay at Arsenal for life a few months ago and said Wenger was the manager sent from god. Hleb obviously is not religious because he has turned his back on god. Clichy, Fabregas & Van Persie are the only players i think are 100% genuine.
paul_ownz
Also Toure
paul_ownz
Also Toure
paul_ownz
Cesc is committed for now, Sagna , Clichy, Toure, then who Hoyte, Almunia? We have a problem, the big three, Real, Barca, AC, are always gonna be on our better players minds.
zenchris
Cesc is committed for now, Sagna , Clichy, Toure, then who Hoyte, Almunia? We have a problem, the big three, Real, Barca, AC, are always gonna be on our better players minds.
zenchris
I don't get how they are bigger than us, ManU, Liverpool, and Inter. AC isn't even in this year's CL, Barca hasn't won anything in 2 years, Real hasn't been the greatest club for quite a long time. They're good, but they don't have a monopoly on success, and are not even more successful financially (maybe because their wages are so high?)
afri-gooner
I don't get how they are bigger than us, ManU, Liverpool, and Inter. AC isn't even in this year's CL, Barca hasn't won anything in 2 years, Real hasn't been the greatest club for quite a long time. They're good, but they don't have a monopoly on success, and are not even more successful financially (maybe because their wages are so high?)
afri-gooner
Alot of todays players grew up watching or supporting Real Madrid, AC Milan & Barcelona. They have a great history and have had some of the biggest players of all time. To join one of those teams and be part of that history is quite desirable. I would love to play for Arsenal, because i grew up supporting them. Even if i was on the books of Real Madrid or AC
paul_ownz
Alot of todays players grew up watching or supporting Real Madrid, AC Milan & Barcelona. They have a great history and have had some of the biggest players of all time. To join one of those teams and be part of that history is quite desirable. I would love to play for Arsenal, because i grew up supporting them. Even if i was on the books of Real Madrid or AC
paul_ownz
come on Cesc, deliver the Champions League next season. we are all desperate to have our name on it. and keep your form going throughout the season and not just at the start..
luckys_10
come on Cesc, deliver the Champions League next season. we are all desperate to have our name on it. and keep your form going throughout the season and not just at the start..
luckys_10
It's important that Cesc said these words to the press right now because of all the recent flurry about an Arsenal exodus. Clichy was going to be added to the list of yet another player for the press to go on about but the club immediately squelched that by releasing the news that he'd signed a new longterm contract. As Cesc is our most important player, this statement sends a big message to the media. As to Milan, RM, etc. being bigger than us....well, to football players they are. Those clubs have a history, glamour and status that we simply don't---regardless of their periods of failure. Man Utd are certainly a big club but even they don't have as much of a pull as RM and Milan because of their location. Manchester simply can't compete with Madrid or Milan. I'm not talking about reality, I'm talking about popular perceptions. To say that you once played for Real Madrid or AC Milan is a big deal to footballers--regardless of what the ultimate results were during your stay there. Last week I was reading a Portuguese news site that quoted one reporter in the Portugal camp at the Euros, who said Cronaldo didn't like Manchester, that he never wanted to see the city ever again, and wanted to be based in what he called a "more exciting" city. True or not, it's part of the perception that a lot of non-English footballers have.
jaelle
It's important that Cesc said these words to the press right now because of all the recent flurry about an Arsenal exodus. Clichy was going to be added to the list of yet another player for the press to go on about but the club immediately squelched that by releasing the news that he'd signed a new longterm contract. As Cesc is our most important player, this statement sends a big message to the media. As to Milan, RM, etc. being bigger than us....well, to football players they are. Those clubs have a history, glamour and status that we simply don't---regardless of their periods of failure. Man Utd are certainly a big club but even they don't have as much of a pull as RM and Milan because of their location. Manchester simply can't compete with Madrid or Milan. I'm not talking about reality, I'm talking about popular perceptions. To say that you once played for Real Madrid or AC Milan is a big deal to footballers--regardless of what the ultimate results were during your stay there. Last week I was reading a Portuguese news site that quoted one reporter in the Portugal camp at the Euros, who said Cronaldo didn't like Manchester, that he never wanted to see the city ever again, and wanted to be based in what he called a "more exciting" city. True or not, it's part of the perception that a lot of non-English footballers have.
jaelle
With all the 'Arsenal exodus' stories doing the rounds, it is very helpful for our most important player to pledge his future to Arsenal. That will not necessarily stop the vultures though, as I think the Spanish clubs are only holding off for fear of disrupting Spain's Euro campaign. Once their involvement is over, I'm sure all bets will be off. But I genuinely believe that Cesc does not want to leave at the moment. The Arsenal team is built around him and I'm sure his is the first name on Arsene's team sheet every week if he is fit. Unless RM or Barca are going to do that he really has no reason to risk his current position for an unknown quantity elsewhere.
Passenal
With all the 'Arsenal exodus' stories doing the rounds, it is very helpful for our most important player to pledge his future to Arsenal. That will not necessarily stop the vultures though, as I think the Spanish clubs are only holding off for fear of disrupting Spain's Euro campaign. Once their involvement is over, I'm sure all bets will be off. But I genuinely believe that Cesc does not want to leave at the moment. The Arsenal team is built around him and I'm sure his is the first name on Arsene's team sheet every week if he is fit. Unless RM or Barca are going to do that he really has no reason to risk his current position for an unknown quantity elsewhere.
Passenal
I agree this big club thing is a bit of a joke. You can either be a part of history by just joining a historically succesful team or you can try to create that history for yourself at another club. Cesc understands this and is to be regarded highly. Im very surprised by his maturity, refreshing amongst these players who say they cannot turn down approaches from these so called big clubs and dream teams! Be Blessed!
Paulsito
I agree this big club thing is a bit of a joke. You can either be a part of history by just joining a historically succesful team or you can try to create that history for yourself at another club. Cesc understands this and is to be regarded highly. Im very surprised by his maturity, refreshing amongst these players who say they cannot turn down approaches from these so called big clubs and dream teams! Be Blessed!
Paulsito
True, it's not needed, but still very nice to hear. I keep thinking how much more we can love Cesc. Also wonder if you guys who've been around longer than I felt the same with Cashley only to get totally disillusioned and betrayed in 2006. You may say in the end all footballers are the same. But guys like Cesc, Clichy and Kolo just make you feel that they're so genuine when they say these things. So yeah, this is not needed but very welcomed.
Lou the Gunneress
True, it's not needed, but still very nice to hear. I keep thinking how much more we can love Cesc. Also wonder if you guys who've been around longer than I felt the same with Cashley only to get totally disillusioned and betrayed in 2006. You may say in the end all footballers are the same. But guys like Cesc, Clichy and Kolo just make you feel that they're so genuine when they say these things. So yeah, this is not needed but very welcomed.
Lou the Gunneress
it good to hear 1 of ur players say this, loyality is out the windowns these days, but who's to say he wont do a ronaldo or if wenger leaves, but there are very few players stay an become legends for there club ie cashly cole an what big sol done to us, players like dennis bergk stayed loyal henry left ( maybe for personal reasons), like berba wanting to leave he shud stay awith us an make a name for himself an get us into cl.i jus suposes this is the norm now players playin in one country an tryina diff one but it s the way they go about things like behind agents with pi**es off the fans.
123spurs
it good to hear 1 of ur players say this, loyality is out the windowns these days, but who's to say he wont do a ronaldo or if wenger leaves, but there are very few players stay an become legends for there club ie cashly cole an what big sol done to us, players like dennis bergk stayed loyal henry left ( maybe for personal reasons), like berba wanting to leave he shud stay awith us an make a name for himself an get us into cl.i jus suposes this is the norm now players playin in one country an tryina diff one but it s the way they go about things like behind agents with pi**es off the fans.
123spurs
I disagree with you all saying it's not needed. IT IS NEEDED especially with the Likes of Madrid circling around for the past couple of years. Cesc reaffirms his commitment to the club. I see him as a leader, and as such i am pleased to hear him say positive things about Arsenal. It does not guarantee he'll stay forever but at least he loves the club. Eventually he'll leave for Spain as he has never played in La Liga but i am we will all wish him well then for his years of service. Cesc is the only player we cannot afford to lose now and he knows it. Everything the team does starts with Cesc. He's the one vital element we depend on and as such I'm happy he wants to stay. If he left tomorrow, Arsenal would have a hard time.
Gael-Force
I disagree with you all saying it's not needed. IT IS NEEDED especially with the Likes of Madrid circling around for the past couple of years. Cesc reaffirms his commitment to the club. I see him as a leader, and as such i am pleased to hear him say positive things about Arsenal. It does not guarantee he'll stay forever but at least he loves the club. Eventually he'll leave for Spain as he has never played in La Liga but i am we will all wish him well then for his years of service. Cesc is the only player we cannot afford to lose now and he knows it. Everything the team does starts with Cesc. He's the one vital element we depend on and as such I'm happy he wants to stay. If he left tomorrow, Arsenal would have a hard time.
Gael-Force
By "not needed" we mean those players have shown their loyalty with their actions - Cesc, Gael Clichy, Kolo, etc. But in these circumstances, yes you can argue we "need" boosts like these. So Gael obliged: "In my head it was always clear: I wanted to stay at Arsenal so I did not have to look any further or to wonder who wanted me... We have a great owner, a great team and I see no reason to seek elsewhere what I can find in London with Arsenal... I gave them a guarantee of confidence. I am super happy... It is just an extension of two years, so it binds me to the club for four years, so if I go to the end of my contract, it will be eight years that I will be at Arsenal." http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11670_3731596,00.html
Lou the Gunneress
By "not needed" we mean those players have shown their loyalty with their actions - Cesc, Gael Clichy, Kolo, etc. But in these circumstances, yes you can argue we "need" boosts like these. So Gael obliged: "In my head it was always clear: I wanted to stay at Arsenal so I did not have to look any further or to wonder who wanted me... We have a great owner, a great team and I see no reason to seek elsewhere what I can find in London with Arsenal... I gave them a guarantee of confidence. I am super happy... It is just an extension of two years, so it binds me to the club for four years, so if I go to the end of my contract, it will be eight years that I will be at Arsenal." http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11670_3731596,00.html
Lou the Gunneress
Lou, if Wenger is going the see his Arsenal project reach completion, he needs to keep his young squad together for the next 4-5 years. If we lose important players year on year this will affect the team morale. If Cesc went now, i am pretty sure the whole project would fall apart at least for a season or 2. I am sure Wenger is secretly aware of it and currently working out who could replace Cesc. Cesc is unique tough, that's the problem. but so were Henry and Vieira and Begkamp and Pires and Freddy. Our luck is that Cesc is rarely injured (touch wood): that would cost us points. didn't we lose our first game last season when Cesc was first rested?
Gael-Force
Lou, if Wenger is going the see his Arsenal project reach completion, he needs to keep his young squad together for the next 4-5 years. If we lose important players year on year this will affect the team morale. If Cesc went now, i am pretty sure the whole project would fall apart at least for a season or 2. I am sure Wenger is secretly aware of it and currently working out who could replace Cesc. Cesc is unique tough, that's the problem. but so were Henry and Vieira and Begkamp and Pires and Freddy. Our luck is that Cesc is rarely injured (touch wood): that would cost us points. didn't we lose our first game last season when Cesc was first rested?
Gael-Force
thanks for the link Lou. How frustrating must it be to be Gael's agent. He is not even allowed to milk it a bit. Clichy told his agent he's not interested in other clubs. If he isn't careful, his agent will drop him as a waste of time.
Gael-Force
thanks for the link Lou. How frustrating must it be to be Gael's agent. He is not even allowed to milk it a bit. Clichy told his agent he's not interested in other clubs. If he isn't careful, his agent will drop him as a waste of time.
Gael-Force
Do players pay the agent a weekly or monthly wage?
paul_ownz
Do players pay the agent a weekly or monthly wage?
paul_ownz
Paul I'm not sure if some agents charge something like a retainer fee on a regular basis. But definitely they make much bigger bucks by facilitating sales of players in a big-time transfer. So yeah maybe Gael's agent would be disappointed, but still he must have received his cut when Gael got his pay rise from this new deal. From that Gael quote, it sounds like Arsene said yes to his demands straightaway - either Gael's not greedy (but even so, his agent would have asked for a good rise for him), or Arsene's truly happy with his performance and thought he's well worth the money. Either case I think it's a great thing. Although we all crave new signings, I'm honestly just as happy that we're keeping the likes of Cesc, Clichy and Sagna contented and well retained in the team - for the reasons Gael-Force said above.
Lou the Gunneress
Paul I'm not sure if some agents charge something like a retainer fee on a regular basis. But definitely they make much bigger bucks by facilitating sales of players in a big-time transfer. So yeah maybe Gael's agent would be disappointed, but still he must have received his cut when Gael got his pay rise from this new deal. From that Gael quote, it sounds like Arsene said yes to his demands straightaway - either Gael's not greedy (but even so, his agent would have asked for a good rise for him), or Arsene's truly happy with his performance and thought he's well worth the money. Either case I think it's a great thing. Although we all crave new signings, I'm honestly just as happy that we're keeping the likes of Cesc, Clichy and Sagna contented and well retained in the team - for the reasons Gael-Force said above.
Lou the Gunneress
Maybe Gael asked for a reasonable increase. I.e from 25k to 40 rather than Flamoney, which wenger was happy to pay
paul_ownz
Maybe Gael asked for a reasonable increase. I.e from 25k to 40 rather than Flamoney, which wenger was happy to pay
paul_ownz
It nice to see that some of our players are committed to the cause. Cesc should be made a future Arsenal captain if he continues to show this level of commitment.
codchops
It nice to see that some of our players are committed to the cause. Cesc should be made a future Arsenal captain if he continues to show this level of commitment.
codchops
Good to see that Fabregas does not intend to join the exodus from Arsenal. However, with and offer of 30-40,000,000 you would surely have to accept, and then buy two quality players to replace him i.e. David Villa and Ronaldinho.
Just-an-Ipswich-fan
Good to see that Fabregas does not intend to join the exodus from Arsenal. However, with and offer of 30-40,000,000 you would surely have to accept, and then buy two quality players to replace him i.e. David Villa and Ronaldinho.
Just-an-Ipswich-fan
1 player leaving with the probability of one more going too does not count as an exodus. Dont believe all you read in the papers. And how would Ronaldinho and Villa be better than Fabregas? Who would we then play in the middle? Fabregas is the centre of all our play. Ronaldinho wouldnt do that and nore would any other midfield player in our squad.
paul_ownz
1 player leaving with the probability of one more going too does not count as an exodus. Dont believe all you read in the papers. And how would Ronaldinho and Villa be better than Fabregas? Who would we then play in the middle? Fabregas is the centre of all our play. Ronaldinho wouldnt do that and nore would any other midfield player in our squad.
paul_ownz
its good for cesc to say this, and he is a far better player than ade will ever hope to be. i want all the money hungry and tabloid averse players to buzz off and lets get players who actually want to be here
supersof
its good for cesc to say this, and he is a far better player than ade will ever hope to be. i want all the money hungry and tabloid averse players to buzz off and lets get players who actually want to be here
supersof
If you thought you already love Cesc so much that you couldn't love him even more, try reading this: http://www.oleole.com/blogs/arseblog/posts/cesc-gives-barcelona-a-good-telling-off
Lou the Gunneress
If you thought you already love Cesc so much that you couldn't love him even more, try reading this: http://www.oleole.com/blogs/arseblog/posts/cesc-gives-barcelona-a-good-telling-off
Lou the Gunneress
Cesc, I feel will leave Arsenal when Wenger calls it quits and the new manager starts buying only British players! lol
ForeverUnited
Cesc, I feel will leave Arsenal when Wenger calls it quits and the new manager starts buying only British players! lol
ForeverUnited
 

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