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Amnesiac Cesc Fabregas Stays As Arsenal Laugh Off Desperate Barcelona: Photos

by | 6th, August 2010

CESC Fabreagas, the Arsenal skipper with no chant to call his own, says he is happy to stay at Arsenal and it no sure what all the fuss was about him going to Barcelona.

Says he:

“Firstly, I would like to apologise to all the Arsenal fans for not speaking sooner about my future but I’ve not known what I was going to do until this moment.”

No. Cesc has spoken about his future. He has said over the summer – and you have to listen hard to hear him over the sin of Barcelona company men speaking for their paymasters and the fact that his mouth is being covered as a Barcelona shirt is pulled over his torso:

“When you see that things are going so well for [players at Barcelona], I think I would like to go to Barcelona. Then if they want me or not is another thing. It’s what I want and what I would like.”

And:

“It is not up to me any more. It’s just now about Arsenal and whoever else has to be [involved] and that’s it. I don’t want to say anything else.”

Cesc now wants to speak for the, er, first time and tell all Gooners:

“I cannot deny that joining a club like Barcelona was not an attractive move for me. This was the club I learned my football, my hometown, where all my friends and family are and a club I have always dreamed of playing.

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Arsenal's Francesc Fabregas celebrates his goal

“There’s not many players in the world who would not want to play for Barcelona.

“I have had many conversations with Arsene Wenger, both in person and over the telephone in the last few months. And although the contents of those conversations will remain private the conclusion is that Barcelona have had two formal offers rejected by Arsenal.

“I am a professional and fully understand that is Arsenal’s prerogative not to sell me.

“I owe a lot to the club, the manager and the fans and I will respect their decision and concentrate on the new season ahead with Arsenal.

“I can assure all the fans that now the negotiations are ended I will be 100 per cent focused on playing for Arsenal.

“I am an Arsenal player and as soon as I step out on to the pitch this is the only club I will be thinking about. I am looking forward to the start of the season and putting all of this speculation behind me.”

So Barcelona are rejected. The club that bills itself as being like not other loses its crass, desperate and offensive game of PR and marketing that sought to belittle another club and tap up a player illegally. Good.

Spotter: Ollie

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Arsenal's Francesc Fabregas during a training session at the Emirates Stadium



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