If this was a Hollywood movie, Cesc Fabregas would be about to board an aeroplane for Barcelona only for an emotional Arsene Wenger, fresh from hurdling passport control (imagine it’s pre 9/11) and having clocked a pretty impressive five minute mile through the terminal, to talk him into staying at Arsenal for the rest of his career.
Unfortunately, this is real life. Arsene is probably at home scanning the latest scouting footage of a 14-year-old kid from Uganda, while Cesc is likely being high-fived by Xavi and Puyol, while that dunce Pique froths at the mouth knowing he can finally dump Shakira.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, the end is nigh. Cesc Fabregas is finally going to leave Arsenal and wouldn’t you know it, it’s Barcelona who are going to sign him.
A rather uncomfortable looking Arsene Wenger confirmed this afternoon in an interview with the Arsenal website, that our captain’s future would likely be resolved before the weekend.
Speaking candidly in response to suggestions in today’s media that a deal taking the Spaniard back to the Nou Camp was imminent, Wenger stated:
“That is completely the truth. We hope it will be sorted out very quickly one way or the other. We’ll know very quickly.”
Now isn’t the time to indulge in misty eyed farewells, but for what it’s worth it has been a privilege watching Fabregas since he broke into the first team as a 16-year-old and I’ve no doubt he recognises it has been an honour to be part of the Arsenal family.
Arseblog News wishes him all the best for the future.