Date:Friday July 29 2011
Arsene Wenger has given the clearest indication yet that Cesc Fabregas could leave Arsenal this summer.
For me, however, it`s not the fact he`s been left out of the squad for this weekend`s "Emirates Cup", rather the boss comments that he "doesn`t fully master the situation - it depends on Cesc" suggesting Fabregas has a large say in the situation.
'He will not be involved because at the moment he is not settled, he is coming back from an injury and is not settled with us. Said Arsene Wenger
'You know all the speculation which is around his position, that has to be sorted out soon. He is the captain of our club and we have to make sure he is really focused on being with us."
'There is only one deadline, it is on August 31. The other deadline is for us to get everybody focused, the players who are really committed to the Club, my energy and my focus goes on them. That is what I focus on, I cannot help the other situation, because it does not only depend on me, it depends on the players and on the other clubs.'
"As I told you I don't master completely the situation - it depends on Cesc. I think he`s in a moment when he thinks about it and it is a big concern."
'I always say he is torn between two loves - the club where he has been educated as a very young boy and the club where he has been educated from 16 onwards and he has been given a chance. I personally can understand it - but of course we want to be certain about his complete commitment."
All this, in my humble opinion, is Mr Wenger paving the way from the transfer, subtly letting the fans know that time has arrived to let go.
Arsene also suggests that he wants to ensure players can`t just leave when they decide the time is right, it has to be good for the club too, well I reckon this whole Cesc situation has been handle with the utmost class by Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, the way we`ve been harassed and harried by twats like Xavi, Puyol and Iniesta for the last two years shows the gulf in class between to two clubs.
I think the time is right to let Cesc go, consign him to Arsenal`s history books and move on as a club. Who knows, we might be better for it.
Date:Friday July 29 2011
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