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Arsenal Exodus Stops At Henry

The predicted exodus at Arsenal football club will not come to pass, it seems, after Cesc Fabregas became the latest Gooner to show commitment to the cause.

Mass hysteria from the media and panic-stricken gooners alike compounded an already worrying situation after the departure of record goal scorer Thierry Henry. Indeed the former took great delight in informing the world of the collapse of Wenger's empire after the Barca striker's (how weird does that sound?) post-Arsenal comments were either misinterpreted or mischievously jiggled around to suit their agenda.

According to more than a few of the redtops and even a couple of the broadsheets, Arsene Wenger and Cesc Fabregas would quickly follow suit and head for the Ashburton door. The more astute amongst us instantly recognised this as being more fabricated than a pair of Farrah's slacks, we know Wenger honors his contracts and he will be with us for another season at least.

The Cesc Fabregas situation however did prove to be a little more perplexing due numerous comments made by the little midfield maestro stating he'd always wanted to play in Spain and would do so before the end of his career.

But after the players agent refuted transfer rumours the Spaniard himself committed his future to the Gunners in one swift sentence.

He told The Sun: 'In 10 days I'll be back training with Arsenal. My team. I'm staying in London.'




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 4 2007

Time: 2:09PM

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Glad to hear it Cesc. Keep up the good work.
adamski243
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04/07/2007 14:13:00

Bloody media, as if we weren't all feeling low enough. Still, nice perk when he reitterates his intentions to stay.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 14:30:00

Did anyone hear that Sol Campbell has re-joined Spurs? He was excited at the prospect of playing with Bent and Keane.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 14:32:00

lol... last I heard hatespur was that diddy Defoe was going down south to hook up with 'Judas'.
Andy-bayor
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04/07/2007 14:34:00

still sure the spuddies will somehow twist this.
NeoGunner
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04/07/2007 14:35:00

I heard the same Andy. for around 8m. Great bit of business when they have just signed another England reserve for 8.5m more.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 14:39:00

Great to hear Cesc is gonna be pulling the strings this season! Can someone explain what the hell it is with Spuds and now the Scousers - Rafa is copying Jol and stating that Torres also took a pay cut to join them!! Where do these people get off justifying their purchases?
Andy-bayor
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04/07/2007 14:40:00

Of course we all hope to see some stability at the club extending beyond this season. One possibly good sign is that 5 young players have committed to the club by signing professional forms. This includes youth internationals Nacer Barazite from Holland and Rui Fonte from Portugal. Seemingly they have some confidence in the future of the club.
Amos.
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04/07/2007 14:41:00

Hatespur! rubbish. That joke should actually be "Campbell has signed for Charlton, he heard their best players were Young and Bent!" Talk about Kill a joke
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 14:45:00

Are we intending to bring Vela back this season does anyone know?
hatespur
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04/07/2007 14:46:00

Andy - Who has tried to justify the purchase of Bent? we wanted him, we bought him. simple! we aint gotta justify that to anyone mate
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 14:47:00

Ahhhh afternoon Jacky. How is life in Optimistville this pre-season?? How many points are you going to win the league by next year?
hatespur
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04/07/2007 14:48:00

Good News,if only TH could say that.
Babeasta
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04/07/2007 14:48:00

... players are Young, Bent and Keane. But yeah Hatespur killed it lol
saisho
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04/07/2007 14:50:00

I think Cesc' initial comments were made too much of. At that time, we all didnt think much of it, but it assumed larger proportions coz of Henry's exit and Wenger's uncertainty. There is still uncertainty regarding his short-term future, and it would be nice for Cesc to come out and say that he is going to be around for 3-4 years atleast. But this will do for the time being, I suppose.
prits
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04/07/2007 14:50:00

No-one could justify a 16.5m outlay on Bent anyway.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 14:50:00

No player can honestly say that he won't leave for 3-4 years prits. There are far too many factors to make such a bold statement. We should all just be pleased that he is staying and on a long term contract.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 14:55:00

LOL at Campbell joke!
adamski243
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04/07/2007 14:55:00

Hatespur. It'll be wrapped up by xmas! Why dont we wait and see what he brings to us first. Carrick looked overpriced (and was) when Utd bought him, but they felt they needed him and i bet they dont feel ripped off now, do they?
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 14:59:00

saisho, when have those 3 played together?
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 15:00:00

Don't be touchy Jacky, only teasing. I consider you to be like the little brother i never wanted....sorry had.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 15:02:00

well lucky for me, I'm neither!
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 15:06:00

I never mentioned they'd ever played together Jacky, I'll leave it up to MJ to decide who plays when lol. BTW, deep down, whats your view on Sol Campbell, do the years of service to Spuds count for anything or did the move to the good side destroy everything you ever felt for him?
saisho
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04/07/2007 15:08:00

So, were you pleased with the Bent signing or would you have rather strengthened an area where your team was weak?
hatespur
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04/07/2007 15:09:00

Saisho, I was referring to "Young, Bent and Keane" which has never happened at any team if i am right. And i am.
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 15:12:00

Saisho... Sol who?
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 15:14:00

Hate. Yep really pleased. (not bought the money, but not too bothered) Will be less so if we fail to sign CB cover (Kaboul) and also the much talked about left winger, though i have a hunch (as do many Yids) that Bale will be played there.
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 15:14:00

If Bale is played there you'd need to sign a left back wouldn't you?? I don't think Y.P.Lee will fit into the new Super team being created at W.H.l.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 15:17:00

Lol I just scrolled up and realised I'd written Young, Bent and Keane. Should be Bent and Keane. P.S I don't want any lawsuits so I'm going to disappear now. Bye bye
saisho
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04/07/2007 15:17:00

I said Bent and Keane in the first place. *****in Hell, this is getting surreal.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 15:21:00

But you kinda wrecked it hatespur :P
saisho
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04/07/2007 15:21:00

O.K, O.K, my joke telling days are over:)
hatespur
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04/07/2007 15:28:00

young and bent. end of.
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 15:32:00

YP Lee is ok. Assou ekotto may turn out alright aswell. Got caught out a couple of times last year but i have faith. Great going forward and left peg too.
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 15:33:00

You see him more regulary than I do of course. Looked poo whenever i watched him.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 15:40:00

You are a star Cesc in your right. Follow your heart and not impulse
Zimbolicious
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04/07/2007 15:41:00

Hate... who? Young poo Lee? Got much better as season wore on. Think he suffers from a lack of a leftie in front of him and gets exposed. Still, we could do better
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 15:47:00

Y.P.Lee seems to suffer more from a lack of talent imo. Although as I said, you see him more than i do so your opinion is probably more accurate.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 16:02:00

he has grown on me.
Jacky B
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04/07/2007 16:03:00

Fair point hatespur. Just that it would help matters at the moment if he did say something like that :).
prits
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04/07/2007 16:07:00

he doesn't look like he has grown much since foetal stage to me Jacky.
hatespur
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04/07/2007 16:15:00

hi Jacky... it's true about justifying the price tag - ask kernowboy! He was on here trying to convince us that your new signing was the Bent thing since sliced bread (couldn't resist that)! then this morning Rafa was on about Torres accepting less money to go with them! You gotta agree there's some humour in there somewhere.
Andy-bayor
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04/07/2007 17:00:00

how long can you keep cesc from the clutches of the real madrid monster? an awesome player for his age though. closely followed by mikel at chelsea.
Dales_Dad
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05/07/2007 00:34:00

Sorry Jacky, as much as I respect you as being a normal, down to earth football supporter (full of banter and humour, but with without the vitriol), just like most of us, I talk to Korean's on a daily basis, about business and football (most of them are Mancs), and even the most patriotic amongst them admit that Y.P.Lee is complete s***. And believe me, if a Korean is doing well somewhere, they will watch every single move and moment!
flv
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05/07/2007 00:39:00

Sorry Dales Dad but there is no way you can say that Mikel is only slightly behind Cesc!!!! There is a massive gulf in class and ability and if Mikel was as good as Cesc he would have played far more last season and not just when Lampard was injured, Essien was playing at CB or Ballack was suspended.
adamski243
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05/07/2007 12:50:00

One Henry leaving does not an exodus make - yoda
GunnerBlood
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07/07/2007 00:41:00

 

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