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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.
Bloody media, as if we weren't all feeling low enough. Still, nice perk when he reitterates his intentions to stay.
Did anyone hear that Sol Campbell has re-joined Spurs? He was excited at the prospect of playing with Bent and Keane.
lol... last I heard hatespur was that diddy Defoe was going down south to hook up with 'Judas'.
still sure the spuddies will somehow twist this.
I heard the same Andy. for around 8m. Great bit of business when they have just signed another England reserve for 8.5m more.
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?
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.
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
Are we intending to bring Vela back this season does anyone know?
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
Ahhhh afternoon Jacky. How is life in Optimistville this pre-season?? How many points are you going to win the league by next year?
Good News,if only TH could say that.
... players are Young, Bent and Keane. But yeah Hatespur killed it lol
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.
No-one could justify a 16.5m outlay on Bent anyway.
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.
LOL at Campbell joke!
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
saisho, when have those 3 played together?
Jacky B
Don't be touchy Jacky, only teasing. I consider you to be like the little brother i never wanted....sorry had.
well lucky for me, I'm neither!
Jacky B
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?
So, were you pleased with the Bent signing or would you have rather strengthened an area where your team was weak?
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
Saisho... Sol who?
Jacky B
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
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.
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
I said Bent and Keane in the first place. *****in Hell, this is getting surreal.
But you kinda wrecked it hatespur :P
O.K, O.K, my joke telling days are over:)
young and bent. end of.
Jacky B
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
You see him more regulary than I do of course. Looked poo whenever i watched him.
You are a star Cesc in your right. Follow your heart and not impulse
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
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.
he has grown on me.
Jacky B
Fair point hatespur. Just that it would help matters at the moment if he did say something like that :).
he doesn't look like he has grown much since foetal stage to me Jacky.
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.
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.
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!
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.
One Henry leaving does not an exodus make - yoda

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