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Arsenal Chairman: Wenger Has Money and Barcelona Have Made Contact

Peter Hill-Wood discusses some key Emirates Stadium matters.

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Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has revealed Barcelona have made contact about a possible move for Cesc Fabregas.

Fabregas has been continually linked with a move back his homeland with the Catalan giants failing to land the midfielder last summer.

Fabregas, who started his career at Barca before joining the Gunners, has never hidden his desire to return to Camp Nou in the future.

The Spanish giants remain keen to sign Fabregas and are ready to make a new move this summer, although Hill-Wood insists they have yet to make a bid for the 24-year-old.

“Yes, they have spoken to us about Cesc,” Hill-Wood told the Sunday Mirror.

“They have been in touch. But so far they have not made a bid and we do not want to let him go.

“But he comes from Barcelona so it is understandable if he wanted to go back. However, they have not made an offer so far.”

Arsenal are expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer and Hill-Wood insists Arsene Wenger will have funds to spend.

“There is money for the manager,” added Hill-Wood.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

So what now? The whole Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona story is of course never ending but that is mainly because definitive answers are so few and far between. For instance, on the one hand Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood says that it is ‘understandable’ that the Spaniard may want to back but that they ‘do not want to let him go’. Clearly the Gunners supremo could be far more decisive on the matter.

How about repeating the mantra that was dished out last summer, which was on the lines of “No offer for Cesc Fabregas will be accepted”, that did the trick. Also the assertion that Arsene Wenger has money to spend is hardly news.

It seems more a case that Wenger has, up until now it seems, been steadfastly refusing to spend the amounts that club’s now have to in order to get the top talent that is available. In many way’s it’s a type of arrogance the Gunners boss has, when he believes he doesn’t have to spend big but can instead fork out far less and hope he can polish rough diamonds into the finished article, a process that unfortunately takes a season or two and then leaves the club in a permanent state of transition.

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