For once I wish to wake up in the morning and read the back pages of the papers and come across a positive Arsenal story such as, “Fabregas commits to stay a Gunner” or “Arsenal splash £50million on new signings”, but alas that is not the case and this morning (Wednesday) the Mirror ran an exclusive which was titled, “Arsenal fear they will lose Fabregas AND Nasri THIS WEEK!” What a way to start the day!
Now if this is the case then you can be sure there are going to be major protests outside the Emirates from the fans. It may not be of the same proportions as the River Plate fans but I am sure we will air our grievances with the club in one form or the other is two of our star players are sold.
It is reported that Barclelona came back with a new improved bid for Fabregas yesterday thought to be £34million. That is starting to get a bit closer to the £40million valuation so now it is decision time for Arsenal. Do they cash in now on Fabregas or hold out and hope Barcelona come in with a better bid?
Whereas the situation with Nasri suggests that Manchester United are planning on a £20million bid for the Frenchman. If Nasri is refusing to sign a new deal then we must cash in on him this summer and £20million would be a good deal for Arsenal. But the problem is that we would be selling him to our biggest rival. That would not sit well with me. If a club in Spain or Italy bid that much for Nasri then I would not think twice, and let him go.
This is a tough time as an Arsenal fan, I thought last season when we were dropping out of trophy chases one after the other was bad, but now the thought of losing Nasri and Fabregas is bad!
Do you think that Arsenal would still be able to mount a serious push next season if we do lose both these players?