I posted a blog some two to three weeks ago expressing my lust to bring Cesc Fabregas back to Arsenal. Fast forward, here we stand shaken to our very core, Cesc and Chelsea. Surely not? Cesc is a Gunner, Chelsea have history’s most despicable Terry, Mourinho, surely that is strong enough to drive any sane man away from the club. But the unthinkable has happened: Cesc Fabregas signs for Chelsea, will be playing under that moron and alongside that racist lunatic.
Robin Van Persie’s departure impaled us, Fabregas joining Chelsea has ripped the life out of us. Why we let pass the opportunity to sign him is for Arsene Wenger to answer. But I am gonna just scribble down what I think would have been the reasoning behind Wenger’s decision not to bring Cesc back.
Had Fabregas been available last summer, Arsene would have brought him back in a beat. But Mesut Ozil’s arrival redesigned Arsenal structure. Yes Cesc is a different player altogether, he would have added goals and taken this team to next level. But Fabregas is at his best operating behind the striker and Ozil while he often drifts wide is also best in the centre. You can’t leave either out of the team and before you point out to our shabby injury record we have more than capable players to temporarily fill that role. Ok if you move Ozil out to accommodate Fabregas, where would Podolski, Santi, or Jack play? Moreover these men have stood by us in trying times and the way Cesc left hasn’t endeared him to some. Ozil will and should be the creative lynchpin.
Ramsey, Wilshere, Oxlade Chamberlain
This must surely have influenced Wenger’s decision, the development of Ramsey and the two English kids. No doubt they would have learnt a lot from him, but that tutorial comes to nothing if they don’t play week in week out. Where do you play Jack? No. 10-no, centre midfield, that’s Ramsey’s, wing surely not.
How about the Ox? Wenger has long stated that the former Southampton teen would end up in midfield. He has already played there a number of times last season, next term he must certainly play more games centrally if he really wants to develop into a top class midfielder. In this team we certainly don’t want another creative attacking player. Fabregas is world class but we can’t afford to build a team around him by ruining the development of the real Gunners.
Arsene surely must have a plan
No we can’t let go another summer by dithering. If Wenger let go Fabregas then he must have had better options than Cesc. Di Maria, Benzema, Draxler or Griezmann, any of these players would help us get over Cesc but all this is down to Arsene and Gazidis. I fear another Aston Villa-esque revolt is in store for us if we don’t do well this summer and this time it may be more than just boos and groans.
It’s time that we move on, it may be sick to watch Cesc in blue, but more illustrious names have left us and as a club we have not stood still. Adams lived our dream, Bergkamp spellbound us, Henry enticed but in the great history of Arsenal, Fabregas is just another chapter. It’s imperative that we turn a new leaf.