Cesc Show Us Some Respect

Arsenal fans deserve respect, the respect I am talking about is from our captain Cesc Fabregas.  Everyone knows his club as a child was Barcelona, but he of his own free will left them when he was 16 years old to join Arsenal.  He and his family made the decision that his career will flourish at Arsenal rather than at the Nou Camp.

Arsene Wenger took Cesc under his wing and nurtured him, built a team around, sold his captain, Vieira, to allow Cesc to develop.

Arsenal fans took to this player, enjoyed his football, creativity, vision, scoring and when it was revealed that it was Cesc that threw the pizza at Ferguson a legend was born.

Cesc was given the captain’s armband, even though he was not a real captain, but became the Arsenal talisman, everything went through Fabregas.

Then the courting with his boyhood club started.  Barcelona wanted “their” player back, a player that they did not make a strong enough attempt to keep when he left, but now he had developed into a world class player, they had second thoughts.  Fabregas, at first, remained silent on the matter, but soon his representatives were leaking stories of his desire to leave.  The most embarrassing picture was Fabregas being made to wear a Barcelona shirt during the Spain World Cup celebrations. Cesc pushed the issue to its limited by asking Wenger to let him leave, but Arsene was not prepared to let his captain, talisman and prodigy leave.

Reluctantly Cesc stayed at the Emirates last summer for one more season.  The season was a mixed one for Cesc, injured for large parts of it, the highlight being the 2-1 victory over Barcelona, but in the return leg, we saw Cecs sharing jokes, handshakes and hugs with Barca players before the game and it was his flippant flick that allowed Barcelona to break the deadlock just before half-time.

The season over, Barcelona proclaimed that Cesc was not a target for them this summer and they only had a budget of £30M to spend on players.  Relax, Arsenal fans thought, but Barcelona started to leak stories in the press of Cesc wanting to join them, the usual suspect Pique and Xavi started to release stories of Cesc’s desire to join Barcelona and then the club made an offer £26M for our captain.

Cesc has remained silent in all this, except to make a stupid comment that if the club (Arsenal) are prepared to sell him, then he is no longer wanted.  Cesc has since declared himself “injured” and has missed our pre-season games and will also miss our Emirates Cup tournament this week-end.

Barcelona meanwhile, refuse to increase their offer.  Their logic is that why pay more for a player that was theirs 8 years ago.

Arsenal have rightly dug their heels in and want the full asking price or Cesc stays.

What Arsenal fans want to hear from Cesc is a statement of truth.  Tell us that he loves Arsenal, but Barcelona are his boyhood team and his dream is to play for them, if the two clubs agree on a fee then he will leave Arsenal, but until that happens he is focused on playing for Arsenal and he looks forward to a successful season at Arsenal.

Instead we have our captain sulking, hiding behind a phoney injury and refusing to play for the club that is paying his wages.  He is showing complete disrespect to his fellow team-mates, to Arsene Wenger, to Arsenal FC and to the fans.  If Cesc does not leave this summer, he should be stripped of the captaincy and be made to apologise to the fans for his behaviour.

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Posted on July 30, 2011, in Arsenal News, Arsenal Players, Transfers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I support everything the writer has said.,i also think Cesc is being very childish about this whole saga. If Barca really want him (Cesc) as badly as they claim,then they should pay full value for him.,if not he stays,happy or not

  2. Am beginning to dislike him. Sincerely!!! D finger dt fed him is bitten

  3. Cesc is not a professional going by his current behaviour. He needs 2 honor his current club by showing commitment. Whether he stays or goes I av no more respect 4 him. For all I care he can stay injured until his contract expires n then go play with Xavi

  4. We love Cesc, but deeply agree with your comments! Cesc should show us respect.

  5. when a player wants to leave he put in a transfer request.
    did he even say publicly that he wants to leave?
    as arsenal fans you should know better that english media wants to see arsene’s team dismantled and he’s out there to prove them wrong. cesc and nasri are staying and will both extend their contracts. if barca try their sick game next summer it will be 80 millions.
    people who publicly claim they wanted to leave have been shown the door immediately i am sure if cesc do the same he will be sold, if barca can’t afford him wenger will dump him at inter or madrid. he has not said anything so far and rumours coming out everyday are not his fault. cesc doesnt write for the sun, its spurs supporters.

  6. It is hard to know the truth but it sure looks like he’s in hiding, trying to decide what to do. Wenger won’t budge on the price and is giving his favourite son a chance to sort out his head. Cesc is disappointed in Barca for not trying to offer more for him and for the tapping up and insulting evaluation they have of him. However he is tired of AFC and wants to go home so I guess it will happen sooner than later. That said, I find he is not dealing with this very well and has never come out and stated what he actually wants to happen. I find that disloyal and disrespectful to his fans and his current team. He certainly doesn’t deserve to be the captain in 2011.

  7. ya fab must be provesssional enough and let whole saga a stop by declaring da next step. @t times fab looks very lazy as if hes not a captain. I would suggest him to leave our beloved club ArSeNaL.

  8. My opinion is 2 keep him an let him rotten on d bench,he has not even showin us a litle respect up til dis moment,i agree wit d writer of dis colum,am not sure is bcos of being childish its a lack of apreciation.

  9. sometimes you have to show patience and restraint.
    we can’t keep booing and hating our own players. this is so un-arsenal and embarrassing

  10. For the sake of football, we should retire Arsenal Wenger.Wenger better sign quality players or fuck off.Gervinho looks like an Arsenal player of 6-7 years ago.The problem is not our players,the problem is Wenger himself.He has eyes but he cant see.

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