Emirates supporters you have been warned!
Arsenal keeping Cesc Fabregas against his will, says Carles Puyol
Carles Puyol has joined the legion of Barcelona players speaking out over their desire for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas to rejoin them at the Nou Camp.
Despite a move to Barcelona looking increasingly less likely as the Premier League season draws closer, “noises” as Arsène Wenger has described them, keep coming from the Catalan giants regarding Fabregas.
Puyol told the Sun: “He [Fabregas] is having to stay at a club where he no longer wants to be for another year. I wonder how intelligent it is keeping a player who doesn’t want to be there.
“After seven years of great service, I thought Arsenal could have granted him his dream move.”
The Barca captain is the latest senior player to make loaded remarks about Fabregas’s future, joining Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.
Puyol added: “Cesc has given everything to Arsenal to try to win a trophy but they haven’t matched his expectations.
“I won’t say he is in a prison, as we know how privileged we are as football players. But after how clear Cesc made it that he wanted to be in Barcelona, I thought they would have granted him that.” (Telegraph)
This is seriously getting more and more ridiculous. The idea that Barcelona’s very own millionaire tramp-a-like can compare Cesc Fabregas’s presence at Arsenal to be like a prison is frankly incredible.
One wonders just how far Barcelona are willing to take this. What next? Barca to hire a plane with a banner attached pleading for the release of the Spanish international bench warmer?
Will UEFA ever step in? Surely the Catalan club’s actions must breach some kind of ruling? Even if they haven’t broken any specific guideline they must have still warrant some kind of censure for their behaviour.
I suggest that Newell’s Old Boys conduct a similar campaign to get Leo Messi back to his youth team and then see how the Nou Camp side react!