Emirates outfit subject to another sickening blatant ‘tap-up”, courtesy of Barcelona’s very own What a Mess.
Carles Puyol believes there is little Arsenal can do to prevent Cesc Fabregas from returning to Barcelona.
The Gunners skipper continues to find himself at the centre of long-running transfer saga, with his future at Emirates Stadium far from certain.
“Cesc is a really nice guy and desperate to become a Barcelona player,” Puyol said in the Daily Star Sunday.
“But he is not the sort of player to be ruthless and start using the media to get him the move that he wants.
“There are many players who would try all sorts of tricks to make it impossible to ever play for Arsenal again but that is not his style.
“I think Arsenal need to respect his class and show the same class by giving the guy who has given so much to them the move that he and his family want.
“He isn’t just being deprived of moving to the best club in the world. More importantly, he is being deprived of coming home.
“He has tried everything to win trophies at Arsenal and when he sees the success so many of his Spanish team-mates are having at Barcelona, it’s only natural that he should want to be a part of that.”
He added: “He is the future of Barcelona and Arsenal can’t do anything to stop that. I have just spent six weeks with him and there is only one club he wants to be at.
“The worst-case scenario is that we have to wait another 12 months for him to join us – but Arsenal, Barcelona and Cesc know that is the very worst-case scenario.” (Sky Sports)
This just gets more and more incredible. How can Barcelona be allowed to get away with this? If it can be proven that What a Mess type centre back Carles Puyol said these things in an interview then surely UEFA have to punish the club or at the very least the player concerned.
It beggars belief the manner in which the Nou Camp has conducted itself during this whole saga and just a day after it appeared, incorrectly, that Sandro Rosell had given up all hope of snaring our captain, Puyol makes a series of statements that are frankly outrageous.
I really think its time Arsenal tried the same tactics. Perhaps a series of players come out and state that Bojan is meant to be at the Emirates and that he “really wants to join the club” and how he “lives and breaths” Arsenal Football Club.
I am not for one second suggesting that the Gunners have never attempted to unsettle a player, I am sure they have, but this is just a whole new level of disruption that must surely be dealt with by the powers that be.