Arsenal have been handed a tricky tie in the Champions League qualifying round as they have to face Italian team Udinese. Thankfully Alexis Sanchez and Gokhan Inler have left the club this summer. Arsenal will also have the added task of being drawn at home for the first leg, meaning they will have to secure qualification away in Italy.
Now there are suggestions that Fabregas may refuse to play in this tie because if he does, it will mean he is cup-tied for the Champions League if he does end up moving to Barcelona. The Spanish side would certainly not be happy if Fabregas is cupped tied and they may then not want to sign Fabregas anymore or ask for a knock down fee for him.
The first leg of the tie against Udinese will be played on August 16 or 17, with the second leg on August 23 or 24. So come August 16, if Fabregas is still an Arsenal player and is fit, it will be interesting to see if Wenger plays him.
In my opinion, if Fabregas is still an Arsenal player by August 16, then he should play against Udinese! What do you think?