Just last week one of the Spanish sports dailies, I think it was Marca, but it could have be AS, ran a story about how they didn’t think that Cesc Fabregas was in the new Barcelona manager’s plans and that he might find it difficult to find a place for him in the side. As a result of this they reported that Cesc was sad (it’s a theme in football this weather it seems) and his form was dipping.
When I saw this article I simply pondered on Twitter ‘imagine if he was to return to Arsenal.’ Very quickly this took on a life of its own, why would I say that? What was happening? Could it be true? And before I knew it some websites were reporting the rumour as if it was a possibility. Cesc was returning on loan don’t you know, it was internet Chinese whispers on speed.
And then today I see the Huffington Post running a piece which says that the latest rumour is that Cesc is returning to Arsenal.
Let’s get this clear and nip this in the bud – there was never and has never been any indication that Fabregas would be returning to Arsenal. When you see this rumour posted anywhere, please, take the time to comment and let the author know. Arsenal fans have been through enough lately, they don’t need even this glimmer of hope that Cesc would return.
Besides, we’ve got Cazorla. We don’t even need him.
[And if you think this rumour hasn't got legs, it's already made The Mirror headline department. Cesc himself, however, seems in no hurry to leave Barcelona in case anyone was wondering, saying
"I've always said that I play for the best team in the world, but I came here to compete, to learn and enjoy, not to sit wracking my brains.
"The manager knows what I can offer. But across the three positions that I can play, I am competing with the three best players in the world.
"I'm delighted to be a part of this team but when a coach tells me I have to go, I'll go.
"But I will not make it easy for him to do so, by any means. I will keep going, looking forward to the time that things change.
"I came here to see out my career."]