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Arsenal Reject Barca's Latest Offer

After an indepth discussion on Vital Arsenal yesterday about the pros and cons of issuing Barcelona an ultimatum regarding the transfer of Cesc Fabregas, it`s emerging this morning that Barca have lodged a further bid for the current Arsenal captain.

And that bid again, has been rejected.

Barca started the bidding this summer at a laughable £27M, and that`s despite having a £35M offer rebuffed last summer.

It`s not yet known for how much this latest offer was made, only that reports suggest it has been knocked back yet again .... Sky Sports News 'understands'

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 5 2011

Time: 8:36AM

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Vermalaen's response when asked if Cesc should be allowed to leave if he wants to: "You don't know what his real opinion is because you read things in the papers and maybe it's not right so I think he's always determined, he loves Arsenal and I think he's always determined to play for Arsenal." That's positive right?? I mean I know Cesc has remained quiet more or less all summer but he's in a difficult position where he doesn't want to alienate either club becausehe doesn't know where he will be next season.
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05/08/2011 08:52:00

Well it's time now for him to declare the next 12 months to Arsenal so we can sell Nasri, move on and bring in Mata. obviously Barca have once again come in way under what we want. So happy we told them to ***** off!!
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05/08/2011 09:04:00

Wenger is so predictable you wonder how the players are responding to him anymore. He's like Comical Ali from the second Gulf war spewing out his insistences that we are strong, mental strenghts, blah blah blah. I had no faith that he'd take the action required this summer. As for the past 5/6 seasons, he'd come out and say "we know what the problems are, we'll do what's necessary". Then as time goes by and the immediate pain subsides, back come on the rose-tinted specs and he'll be thinking "we were very close last year, the mark of a true champion is to come back again". And so here we are, 7 days before the new season, and we've lost our left-back and not replaced him, and we're one TV5 injury away from having Kos, Djourou and Squillaci as our centre backs. Here's another prediction: we'll continue playing tippy-tappy, not take our chances, and then concede goals. Predictable.
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05/08/2011 09:52:00

So you're saying we should just sell CF for what ever Barca think he's worth GV?
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05/08/2011 10:00:00

We have sent Bartley back on loan and have had bids refused for a 29 year old experienced defender. That we are looking to buy another defender is obvious. The question is will we secure the player we want by the end of the window. Will the people who have predicted the outcome of the window admit they were wrong in case we buy a defender..
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05/08/2011 10:20:00

fvkh off Barca, we're proud to knock you back, when we got your fax it wiped our crack
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05/08/2011 10:26:00

What is wrong Kos DV? I thought for a young playing his first season in the Prem he did very well.
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05/08/2011 10:36:00

This may be Cesc's last chance to move to his beloved Barcelona with Thiago Alcantara looking really really good in pre-season.Cesc Fabregas,now or never.
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05/08/2011 10:40:00

We got Udinese in the Champions League!!
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05/08/2011 11:12:00

Rocky - sorry mate, exasperated with it all at the moment, so just ranting away. No, we shouldn't just sell Cesc for whatever Barca think, I agree with that, but we should be building a side that can cope without Cesc coz we know he's going sooner or later.
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05/08/2011 11:25:00

BBC are reporting that Gazidis will be meeting Farca officials today so hopefully we will put an end to this saga one way or another by the end of today.
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05/08/2011 12:30:00

Too right as well - if they keep taking the mick with these bids they can sod off. Who do they think they are putting in these ludicrously low amounts for players that have a clearly defined value? Arsenal? I kid, I kid ;-)

Though the first bit is serious. They can ***** right off.
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05/08/2011 16:23:00

Have to say as well as sheer exasperation, I feel truly sad that Cesc is going to leave us. Watching the highlights of his action from last season on youtube makes you really appreciate what a player we have on our books. We'll definitely need to find different ways to play once he leaves. As for Cesc, for all the honours he'll no doubt win, I hope he doesn't regret it when he's not first choice on the team sheet and mostly a squad player for this season and most likely next. :-(
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05/08/2011 16:24:00

Some of you obviously need reminding that we're talking about a human being here. The lad wants to go home; that's all he wants. And yet, all you seem to care about is how much you get for him, and continuing this pathetic, futile battle with Barca. "How dare they slight the 'Arsenal' blah, blah". For god's sake! He's given you a fantastic term of service. Stop reducing a man down to the sum total of pounds, shillings and pence. Accept Barca's next offer and LET HIM GO. He's not a slave. Why the hell are you treating him like one?
Tony Rocky Horror
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05/08/2011 19:31:00

Holding him to a contract is our is yours to hold Modric to his.
No 10
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05/08/2011 19:45:00

Tony Rock Horror what are your opinions of the Modric situation then? Are you happy to let him leave for Chelsea for 27 mil?
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05/08/2011 21:42:00

Not the same situation. Modric has given three years of service, Fabergas has no doubt given the best years of his career to Woolwich Arsenal. Fabergas is Catalan. The last time I checked Modric wasn't born on the King's Rd, if you know what I mean? This is the first time that Modric has requested a move. And yet a transfer to Barca for Fabregas was agreed last year by Woolwich Arsenal. And that, I should say, takes us right to the heart of the matter. Woolwich Arsenal Football Club said they would let Fabregas go; but now they have renaged on that agreement, and are pushing a hard line on any deal. Wenger convinced Fabregas to stay. He told him that things would improve. But things didn't improve. In fact they have got arguably worse, with the whole sorry saga of failure playing out at the Emirates club pass only stadium once again. It is Woolwich Arsenal who have gone back on the gentleman's agreement that was in place, it is they who have acted inappropriately and unfairly. Not that you'd know it as the Woolwich Arsenal fans have taken it upon themsleves at every opportunity to portray Barca as the liars and the skullduggers, highlighting a few incidents of mere high jinks on the part of the Spanish team as a justfication for their vitriol. At the same time, not a shred of responsibility for this farce has been taken on board by Woolwich Arsenal. I hope Fabergas gets his move and I wish him all the best. He is homesick for Christ's sake! And yet Woolwich Arsenal would deny a mother the longing she has to be with her son! It's wrong, all so very wrong. It makes an honest man's blood boil!
Tony Rocky Horror
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05/08/2011 23:35:00

Tony Rock Horror, if Fabregas wanted to play for Barca he shouldn't of left in the first place whilst Barca should've done more to keep him. Fabregas left by his own free will, Fabregas signed the contract by his own free will and whether you like it or not unless the gentlemans agreement was in the contract it don't mean 5hit. Arsenal hold Fabregas' contract and therefore rightfully can demand what they want for the player, afterall, he's their player. Barca will happily splash 30+ mil on Villa and Sanchez and 40 mil on Ibrahimovic yet won't cough up a very reasonable 40 mil on 'Barca DNA' bearing, Catlonian Fabregas. You talk of Arsenal depriving a mother of their son but what son wants to leave their mother in the first place? What mother doesn't do all they can (which Barca haven't) to get their son back? Arsenal aren't making Barca look like the bad guys, they're doing that themselves by constantly trying to unsettle the player and being disrespectful towards the club, a monkey can see that. The Modric/Chelsea saga is so similar yet you'll happily condemn Arsenal but deny any wrong doing on Tottenhams behalf.
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06/08/2011 10:49:00

TRH, you are a nutjob's nutjob. Bravo you loon.
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06/08/2011 14:31:00

TRH is couldnt disagree more, if Barca really want him then they should cough up what he's worth - simples! To be honest with Thiago coming through and with Xavi and Iniesta superior to Cesc anyway im not sure why they need him anyway!
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06/08/2011 17:50:00

I think you are doing the right thing and standing firm, too many players think they can sign a contract one minute and leave the next and clubs like Chelsea think they can wave there open ended cheque book and wages and get what ever player they want well **** them you stand firm and show Barca you are no push overs and if you think he is worth 40 mil which in todays market he is worth every penny then you make sure you get it.
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07/08/2011 09:57:00


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