For Arsenal fans, Cesc Fabregas is a rarity. Despite him leaving the Gunners against all of our wishes and leaving Arsene Wenger with a real problem replacing him, the Spanish international is not seen along with the likes of van Persie, Nasri, Adebayor and other former Gunners who we would cheerfully watch being set upon by a pack of wild ferrets.
There are various reasons for this, the main one being that he did not abandon us at the first chance and went back to the club he supported as a boy and always wanted to play for, FC Barcelona. The fact that they are one of the biggest clubs in the world and not one of our direct rivals helps us to understand his decision as well. .......Read the full article here
Although the transfer window has shut down permanently for this season and will not re-open again until a few weeks after Arsenal have potentially had their celebratory Premier League winners’ open bus parade, but the transfer speculation is already in full swing. The news is so surprising that it has to be shared with Arsenal fans because this really would be one massive shock if it happened. .......Read the full article here
Zelalem set to get two birthday presents from Arsenal? by Ash
I’m sure that some Arsenal fans are unsure on Gedion Zelalem, regarding whether they really know who he is or not, but regardless of the answer it seems is that everyone who has seen him play is in agreement that the boy has talent. Tonight he could make history by making his professional first team debut for the Gunners with Coventry City set to visit the Emirates for tonight’s 4th round FA Cup clash. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal may soon be adding another name to the list that includes Cesc Fabregas, Jon Toral and Hector Bellerin. It seems as if the La Masia academy in Spain, where Barcelona develop their stars of the future including Xavi, Iniesta and Messi, is becoming one of the major providers of young players for the Gunners.
It’s not surprising I suppose, because Arsene Wenger knows he is going to get players heavily schooled in technical ability, whatever other talents they might have. And if the stories in the Spanish press, as reported by the Mirror, are true and then we could soon have really talented goalscorer on our hands. There have been various reports linking the Paraguayan international with a move away from the Nou camp for some time, but Barca were adamant they wanted to keep him. .......Read the full article here
I bet that Arsene Wenger is relieved that Arsenal Football Club signed up the core of young players on long term contracts last season. Because one of those five players was the Welsh wizard Aaron Ramsey, whose fantastic form has been the talk of the season. And that is not just with Arsenal fans either, or even the Premier League.
Arsenal’s transfer nemesis Barcelona have reportedly been keeping a keen eye on Ramsey, as reported by the Daily Mail, and have had the scouts at the last four Gunners’ games as well as the last two internationals he played in for Wales. However, unlike in the past, Wenger should not lose too much sleep over this revelation. Ramsey has not got the draw of his boyhood club like Fabregas had. .......Read the full article here
It appears as if Arsenal Football Club will soon be able to add to the growing number of promising young players they have managed to attract from the academy of the Spanish champions Barcelona. The main one, of course, was Cesc Fabregas, who left his hometown club to get more playing opportunities and ended up becoming one of the best players in the world and wearing the Arsenal captain’s armband. .......Read the full article here
There are benefits to Arsenal being known as a club that has a firm philosophy about it’s youth policy. It might not have helped the Gunners win any silverware in recent years, but that is another argument, and you could argue that the board’s decision not to invest and to sell off players like Nasri and van Persie is the real reason.
Whenever you come across a transfer rumor linking Arsenal with one of Barcelona’s young starlets from the Spanish club’s La Masia academy, you would know that the story certainly has a fair amount of credibility in it. After ‘poaching’ the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral from the Catalan side’s renowned youth academy, Arsene Wenger seems to have his sights on yet another La Masia starlet, goal-scoring sensation Antonio Sanabria. .......Read the full article here
The former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has once again sparked rumors of an emotional return to the Emirates at the back of Barcelona’s victory over Real Betis at the weekend. The Spanish international admitted his frustration over a lack of first-team football at the Nou Camp and is understood to be considering his options ahead of a potential move.
Fabregas, who scored a brace in the Catalan giants’ convincing 4-1 demolition of Real Betis, acknowledged that he is not a very big part of new boss Gerardo Martino’s first-team plans and expressed frustration over being left out of the starting eleven despite putting in a string of impressive performances when given the chance. .......Read the full article here
After speculation over the summer continues into the autumn one of the most talked about stories is the long lasting saga of Cesc Fabregas and a potential return to the Premier League. Fabregas joined ArsenAL when he was just 16, coming from amongst the Barcelona youth ranks and soon enough he became a fan favourite and Arsenal legend by the time he left back In 2011.
Under the circumstances many people thought he would be one of many traitors to leave the club in the difficult times, however unlike your Nasri’s and Van Persie’s, Fabregas’ decision was respected and the majority of the fans realised he wasn’t leaving the club with spite, he was leaving to rejoin his boyhood club. .......Read the full article here
Unlike some of the players who have walked out on Arsenal in recent years, the reason for Cesc Fabregas’ departure was not about money or the failure of the Gunners to win a trophy since the 2005 FA cup final. The plain truth is that Cesc would never have left his hometown club Barcelona in the first place if he was not concerned about the progress of his career. .......Read the full article here
If Arsenal are successful in an attempt to persuade the 17-year old striker Antonio Sanabria to accept a transfer from Barcelona to north London, it will surely be because the up and coming young player feels he will have a better opportunity to further his career in the Premier League with the Gunners.
Sanabria has been promoted from the youth teams to the Barcelona B team this season, so he will have the chance to play in Spain’s second division. However, with Olivier Giroud being relatively untroubled by competition for his starting place in the Arsenal XI, it would seem that there is much chance of a young striker breaking into the Arsenal first team than at Barca. They already have the likes of Pedro, Alexis, Tello and Neymar fighting for a spot, as well as using Iniesta and Fabregas as false nines sometimes. .......Read the full article here