Emirates captain sends out some very mixed messages…again.
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas admits he is torn between a move to Barcelona or remaining in north London.
Fabregas has long been linked with a return to Barca, the club where he started his career as a youth player, but Arsenal are unwilling to let one of their star players leave and have already turned down a £29million bid from the Catalan giants.
The 23-year-old admits he is drawn to Barca, having supported the club for his whole life, but says a recent conversation with Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has left him in doubt as to where is future lies.
“I’m a Barca fan, I’m a socio, as is my grandfather, my uncle, my cousin… I have felt the colours from a young age, I’m Catalan,” Fabregas said in an interview to magazine DIR Emotions
“However, I’m the captain of Arsenal, I’m a ‘Gunner’, and I have become a player there and matured as a person.”
During that time, Fabregas has grown up under the tutelage of Wenger and the Spain midfielder says the Arsenal coach is like a second father for him.
“He is a second father for me, the most important person in my life after my father. He has behaved really well with me and taken me in like a son. I am part of his family,” he said.
“He doesn’t want me to leave. And in my last conversation with him in London, it was one of the most difficult moments I have experienced. I ended up very upset.” (Independent)
Could Cesc Fabregas send more mixed messages than he is already doing? Whilst Barcelona’s insistence on trying to unsettle their former youth player the Emirates skipper is not helping the situation by not committing himself to the north London club.
To say you are the captain of Arsenal but then openly state your affiliation and undying love for another club just confuses the heck out of people and give the Catalan club cause for optimism.
Surely is the 23 year old wants to move he needs to put in a transfer request. The only people to come out of this whole saga with any shred of dignity are those at Arsenal who have made it abundantly clear they will not listen to offers for the £60m rated midfielder.
Do Arsenal fans think Fabregas will still be at the club come the end of August?