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
Per Mertesacker turned 29 a couple of weeks ago, and the Arsenal defender is understandably impatient to add more silverware to his personal trophy cabinet. Playing for one of the best and biggest clubs in the world, as well as one the most successful nations in football, the German international has every reason to expect some. .......Read the full article here
The relationship between Arsenal and Barcelona is usually one that sparks a lot of controversy, whether it be on or off the field. On the field we have a fierce rivalry with our styles of passing football, whilst off it there is always transfer speculation regarding the two clubs.
Most of the time it is unfortunately Arsenal who are on the bad end of the business, having been hassled by Barcelona into selling some of our best players over the last eight years or so. The likes of Cesc Fabregas, Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb and Alex Song have all swapped The Emirates for the Camp Nou, whilst all we seem to get from them is more and more youth players in hope of making it at the highest level. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal set to sign another Barca wonderkid! by Ash
It’s a well-known fact that Arsenal have one of the best youth academies in Europe and although it shouldn’t be confused with the fact that we produce lots of quality players, in fact the majority come through the ranks after joining from another club early in their development. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal rarely get linked to their former players when it comes to transfer news and if there is a report, it’s usually an Arsenal legend like Thierry Henry or Cesc Fabregas, however the rumour circulating now is that another current FC Barcelona man Alex Song is hinting at a possible return to the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
So it seems that many footballing fans, pundits, experts and so on are somewhat astounded to see Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. Although without trying to get ahead of ourselves, I have taken the liberty to highlight exactly what has changed over the last twelve months for such a resurgence. .......Read the full article here
There have been plenty of reports about what Mesut Ozil would bring to Arsenal, and he is already proving to be a massive influence, even though it usually takes time for players from other leagues in Europe to get used to the fast and frenetic English form of the beautiful game.
Has Ozil closed the Arsenal door on Fabregas return? by Twig
When Cazorla arrived at Arsenal in the 2012/2013 season many Gunners thought that Wenger had finally found a replacement for their departed captain, Cesc Fabregas. It wasn’t surprising as both players are Spanish and are technically very sound. However, it didn’t take long before fans realized that Cazorla is quite a different player to Fabregas. Cazorla is quicker, likes to run with the ball, and plays almost as a second striker. Meanwhile, Fabregas thrives by sitting deep in midfield and orchestrating play with his excellent passing. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are beginning to build a strong German core with the likes of Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and new club record signing Mesut Ozil all being key figures in this current Arsenal team, but we also need to recognise we have a fair few German talents coming up through the ranks at the Emirates. .......Read the full article here
It has been suggested that the transfer of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal almost did not happen, and it would have been Manchester United who the Arsenal fans would have been furious with, as well as Arsene Wenger and the club’s executives I suspect.