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Cesc Named New Arsenal Captain

Cesc Named New Arsenal Captain

Arsene Wenger has named Cesc Fabregas Arsenal skipper after William Gallas was stripped of it following some rather questionable comments last week.

Gallas enraged the squad, manager and fans after publicly slating (which wasn't far off the mark, you just can't do these things) Wenger's team.

Gallas was left out of the side that lost 3-0 to Man City at the weekend and stripped of the captaincy (or quit, you make your own minds up), and now fan favorite Cesc Fabregas is the latest player to try an become the skipper we've craved since Tony Adams.

Good luck Cesc, here's to a brighter tomorrow.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Monday November 24 2008
Time: 2:02PM

Comments

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At this point in time...i dont envy the young man. Too bad Gallas never made the cut...making Gallas captain instead of Gilberto has turned out to be one of Wengers worst choices...lets hope we get someone to replace Gallas in January and salvage the season
number14
24/11/2008 14:09:00
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I think we've all had our say on this issue over the last few days and our candidates and preferences. But that's done with now and the only thing to say is best of luck Cesc Fabregas, we're all behind you.
Little Dutch
24/11/2008 14:14:00
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Well said LD, and we need to get behind the team on the whole if we want to pull ourselves out of this ***** heap!
Rocky7
24/11/2008 14:16:00
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I don't think Cesc is a natural captain, but then again I don't think we've got one at Arsenal at the moment. I just hope the decision isn't an attempt to keep Cesc at Arsenal like it was for Henry.
navydave
24/11/2008 14:16:00
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If Fabregas doesn't improve his form soon the media will be onto it as though it is down to the captaincy. Hopefully this will give him more to play for. Good luck Cesc.
ArsenalRob
24/11/2008 14:16:00
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LD, and Rocky, I totally agree. The fans need to get behind the team when we're struggling (like we are at the moment). The attitude of the fans at the last couple of games couldn't have helped the players.
navydave
24/11/2008 14:19:00
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Good news but lets not get on his back everytime arsenal play bad. What i means is that we will have more bad games but we shouldnt put pressure on him and use him as a scapegoat. I hope that doesn't happen. But really good news
leSagna
24/11/2008 14:21:00
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The Arsenal fans have been worse than the team. If they want a response from the team we should look at our own "performance" first. Some of the comments I've heard recently have been nothing short of disgraceful. (And not just on this site, but everywhere)
Rocky7
24/11/2008 14:26:00
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I hate the fact that Cesc's captaincy had to arrive in such a fashion, instead of awarding him rightfully from the beginning in a proper way. the whole thing was dealt in a poor way from the start, with keeping faith in the immature Gallas, and I'd hate the fact if it had anything to do with him being French. 1 good thin though is Cesc had the backing of a number of players b4 he got it, which shows the team is behind him.
nevidimka
24/11/2008 14:28:00
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Again, totally agree with LD and Rocky, get behind Cesc and the team and inspire them out of this slump. Hopefully Cec being made captain is another step in the right direction. The players respect him way more than Gallas who can now concentrate on his football and the other lads have a player they respect to look up to.
itsup4grabsnow
24/11/2008 14:33:00
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