Today there is some less than exciting news surrounding Cesc Fabregas’ future, with Wenger stating that the Gunners captain is distracted and that he is torn between ‘two loves’
Talks between Arsenal and Barcelona are still ongoing and Wenger has admitted that the Spaniard’s future must be resolved as soon as possible after confirming he will play no part in this weekend’s Emirates Cup.
Wenger said: “Fabregas will not feature in the Emirates Cup. He is not settled, with his injury and his situation. That has to be sorted out soon. Cesc is torn between two loves. I can understand that but we want to be certain about his commitment.
“I’m just worried that the player has to be completely focused and committed to our club. At the moment he’s coming back from an injury and we have to sort out that situation. He is the captain of our club and we have to make sure he is really focused on being with us.
“I think he’s in a moment when he thinks about it and it is a big concern. It has to be as well that the three parties agrees and that everybody is happy at the end. If there is only two who are happy and one is very unhappy it doesn’t work.
“We have a responsibility towards our club and I have that responsibility to sell the players at a decent price. Or I take money away from my club. And that is not just to please one player.”
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While the situation looks dire for Arsenal to retain our captain, Wenger is more positive about Samir Nasri’s future, stating that he is convinced that Nasri will stay. This isn’t overly reassuring as Wenger has said the same about Fabregas this season and look at the situation now..
Meanwhile, Diaby has been ruled out for the start of the season as he undergone surgery, Wenger told the club’s official website: “Abou had ankle surgery during the break. Normally he should be back eight to ten weeks after his surgery, which means the end of August.” This is a wise decision to sort his ankle out sooner rather than later, and now Walcott’s injury has taken a positive turn with his ankle injury deemed ‘better than expected’ and he is set to return in 10 days which is welcomed news to Gunners fans.