Date: 15th August 2011 at 3:11pm
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Cesc Fabregas is no longer an Arsenal play as he completed his move to Barcelona today (Monday). Arsene Wenger has now come out and spoken about his captains departure and highlighted that they tried all they could to keep him at Arsenal but at the end of the day it was not about money but the players desire to return to his home club.

“Yes we lost a world class player and we are sad about it. We did try to keep him but in the end we have to respect the desire of the player as well,” Wenger said at a press conference on Monday.

“It is very difficult to get the best out of a player, he has to be completely committed to where he is.

“If you understand one thing, it is that Cesc didn’t go for financial reasons. He wanted to go back to his home city.

“He didn’t go because he didn’t love the club. He wanted to go to the town where he was educated. It is very difficult to resist that.

“Everybody has his opinion, but you have to make decisions. It was my decision and of course I submitted that to the board and the chairman.”


0 responses to “Wenger: We tried all we could to keep Fabregas”

  1. Peter jorams says:

    Gudbye cesc,is up to wenger now to find someone better hope we get i luv arsenal very much.fight for mata,jadson plz we need it this time round

  2. anon1 says:

    The timing of this deal could not have been worse.

    The team will be deflated and we have lost cesc 3 days and on game into our new season.

    Not only that, but now any deals that might happen in remaining 2 weeks will be massively inflated because they will know we have more money and they will know we need a replacement, as the fans are no doubt going to boo in the next couple of games – if we draw or lose. (not to mention spend some ******* money chants)

  3. ken says:

    It is a shocking piece of business by this dithering manager and board Cesc true value was in today’s market 45-50 million he had four years left on his contract he should have been transfer listed and bought by the highest bidder at the start of the window not sold on the cheap because of DNA etc its amazing that wenger wont cough up an extra few million for cahill or jagelks but will llet cesc go 10 million under value

  4. rvpgunners says:

    Cesc can do all his shopping and visit his papa and mama during the long summer break. Do he have to play football in Barca to get close to hi parents. This is ridiculous to me.

  5. yuseful bolakale adodo says:

    goodbye fab i wish u best of luck at left to our manager now to sign a better play for us.up gunner.

  6. Bellerophon86 says:

    Seeing him kissing the Barca badge felt like a punch in the gut. Hope we will recover soon enough

  7. Arsenal1Again says:

    He’s gone has he? I thought he left 2 seasons ago personally, his heart and mind were not at Arsenal.

  8. troy says:

    if Arsenal wanted to keep cesc we would have put better players round him,almunia,squillaci,giggs,diaby,denilson,eboue,vela,walcott,chamakh,bendtner,clichy, [arshavin.. gives da ball away too much does not track back ]

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