It is a new day and yet again I wake up to more negative news about Arsenal. I am getting used to this by now this summer. The Sun is running what they call an exclusive, most of the time I never trust The Sun! Today (Thursday) they are saying that Fabregas has told his team mates during pre-season training that he will not play for Arsenal again as he pushes on in the hope that Arsenal will sell him to Barcelona.
Barca director Javier Bordas apparently also said last night: “It’s true the player is making gestures to come to Barcelona.”
If this is true, I knew it was only a matter of time until Fabregas took matters in his own hands and started to instigate this move to Barcelona. He has hoped for everything to go smoothly with Barcelona paying Arsenal what they want but it is getting messy now as Barcelona do not want to pay Arsenal the £40million we want. I would not be shocked if Fabregas does a Torres and hands in a transfer request!
There is now added suggestion that Barcelona may be willing to pay £34million and include Brazilian left-back Maxwell as a makeweight.
With Fabregas set to leave, this means that Wenger is most likely going to resist selling Nasri. The Frenchman could come in and now play a more central role for the team where Fabregas was playing thus we would not need to go out and splash the cash on a new playmaker. Losing both Fabregas and Nasri would be a painful blow for Arsenal. A blow which may take a while to get over.