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Cesc Fabregas (Spain):When Cesc Fabregas first moved to Arsenal at just 16-years-old, he was quickly singled out as a unique talent. I’m sure you remember the fans cheering ‘he’s only 17, he’s better than Roy Keane’.

The Spaniard went on to make 303 appearances for The Gunners, scoring 57 goals and making 98 assists. He was made club captain and though he struggled to win silverware with Arsenal, he was clearly the best part of a largely mediocre side.

When he left, back in the summer of 2011, very few fans were surprised. He had been batting his eyelashes at Pep Guardiola and co. for a number of years and was clearly keen on a move back to his boyhood club. Since then he has made 151 appearances for the Spanish powerhouse, scoring 42 goals and making 48 assists.

He’s now 27-years-old and is arguably at the peak of his game. There’s a good argument to suggest that he’s one of the best attacking midfielders in the world.

Which is why it’s so interesting to see him get so strongly with a move back to Arsenal. The Mirror even recently ran an article suggesting that Barcelona are willing to do business with The Gunners. How quickly things change, eh?

If Arsenal are genuinely interested, it’s thought that Cesc would cost them as much as £30m. Unfortunately, they may also have to fight off interest from Manchester City.

But if Fabregas were offered a choice between The Etihad and The Emirates, it’s fairly clear what he’d pick. He’s an Arsenal man through-and-through and doesn’t seem to have a bad word to say about the club or Arsene Wenger. Why would he move to Manchester City where he could find himself squeezed out by other big money signings?

I’m sure that Arsenal fans will note that they don’t really need another midfielder. They’ve already got Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla among their ranks. But Cesc Fabregas remains a class above and he’s got plenty of Premier League experience. I could see him making a bigger impact than Ozil next season, were he to move to The Emirates.

This still looks like an unlikely one, but I certainly wouldn’t be disappointed if Arsene Wenger were to push it through.

What’s your take? Should The Gunners keep on chasing Cesc Fabregas? Is it time to let go of the past?

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7 comments

  • M.P.Haridas says:

    I don’t really understand why there is so much talk about how the acquisition of Fabregas would
    create an excess in the Gunners’ midfield. Firstly, Arsenal is involved in not just the EPL but also
    in other domestic competitions plus the ECL and Gunners have to play many more matches than
    most of the other teams in the EPL. Secondly, the Arsenal style in built around high intensity mid-
    field play. This intensity and frequency of play puts a lot of pressure on the mid-fielders. They get
    very little rest and are susceptible to injury. In fact, at no time do you have all Aresenal mid-fielders fit to play. In the Season just concluded, it was injury to key mid-fielders that knocked
    the club off the top. So getting Fabregas would overcome this problem. Go get him.

  • Rabiu Ibrahim says:

    Ya, I will be very happy if Cesc Fabregas is back to his former club he is a very good players, even those we get plenty midfield I dont care, becus one of them may get problem of injury another one can replace am, so I agree with that We are Arsenal fans are ready to welcum or former Captain.

  • Remmy says:

    Arsene Wenger should please bring back Cesc for us. He should remember that injury might set in that mid field and Cesc will serve as a perfect cover up. Remember we have all those guys in the mid field yet we still get Kim Kallstrom on loan in january. So Arsenal board should try and consider their stand on it.

  • kadir says:

    To me fabregas coming to arsenal is a good idea because it will bring competition among our attacking midfielders.

  • Gaks Jacob says:

    I will love to see Cesc in arsenal shirt next season. He remains a gunner even in spain and he can be a good link between the midfield and strikes than Ozil

  • Shaz says:

    Plz bring him bk hom

  • jacob uchee says:

    we want #fabregas back to arsenal he is a great signing

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