After Barcelona were slapped in the face as they skipped towards claiming their “easy signing” Xavi Hernandez has once again revealed how desperate he is to play with Fabregas (note sexual innuendo).
It seems all Xavi can think about is how to get Fabregas to go Barcelona and the number of times he has mentioned it, I’m starting to think that there is more to it than meets the eye. While he repeatedly mentions how it would be great to see Cesc in a Barcelona shirt, it is not normal for a player to talk about someone so much that it has now come to a point where I actually think that Xavi is just sexually attracted towards Fabregas and that is why recently he spoken more about Cesc’s “DNA” than he has about the Spain’s chances in the World Cup.
Admittedly, Xavi is the best midfielder in the world in my opinion. However, he really needs to think of other methods of coming out the closet than to use Cesc as a tool. Saying it once is enough – yes we get it, you want Cesc to succeed you at Barcelona. But to repeatedly talk about a switch to Barcelona when WE HEARD HIM THE FIRST TIME is just annoying and sick.
Clearly, the presidential candidates and the Barcelona staff are using Xavi to make the noises in case allegations of tapping up comes in to play, at which point the club cannot be penalised directly. However, it seems now that it is Barcelona that are playing into Arsenal’s hands. Confused? Let’s break down the events of the rumours regarding this transfer since they kicked off in the summer.
Arsenal FC kept quiet and watched all along how the Catalans started their dirty tricks by unsettling the player. While some Gooners were scared to death and some already deciding that Arsene Wenger had killed the team and calling for his head, the club have been keeping note of what movements Barcelona have been making. They kept on making noises in papers and the radio stations which they have “influence” over since Cesc said IF he left Arsenal he would go to Barca (find me ONE Arsenal fan that DIDN’T know that...wasn’t exactly shocking news – there’s more chance of finding Chamakh’s signing a surprise a month ago).
Cesc then revealed vague details about his conversation with Arsene Wenger. There is only speculation regarding what was said in that conversation. Everyone has their own version regarding what may have been discussed.
Having thought about the situation and the way pieces of the puzzle have been laid out, it seems that Wenger’s message to Cesc was, “let’s see how bad they want you”. Do they want to sign Cesc as a tool in the presidential election game? Or do they truly believe that Central Midfield is a position they need to strengthen for next season? They have Xavi, Iniesta and the young man Pedro who scored over 20 goals for them last season. So do they really need Cesc. And if they do, where do they plan to play him?
Cesc repeatedly mentioned that Arsene told him to “concentrate on his football”. Is it worth for a 23 year old bright talent to go Barcelona and sit there on the bench pondering what could have been like Alex Hleb once did? Personally, I think Wenger said to him, “let’s see what price they put forward for you. If it’s a healthy one (£50m+ in my opinion), then they really do want you and we can discuss a deal should you wish to move. Anything lower and the message is clear that they are putting a front to the rest of the board in order to gain votes in the elections.”
Cesc, Wenger and all the Arsenal fans know that he will go Barcelona one day. But it is more important for Fabregas that he leaves at the right time when he knows he will be playing lots of football at his peak and that the first name on that team sheet is his.
As soon as the transfer window opened, Barca faxed in a piece of paper with approximately £30m on it.
With that figure, they will be HIGHLY lucky if we returned to them a reply with Cesc’s left boot in a parcel. It was an insult of a bid to say the least - both cheap and disrespectful to Arsenal FC and Cesc Fabregas. They further happily announced to the world they have made the bid and all anti Arsenal fans were so excited you would think they were all about get laid with Miss World).
The speculation and Barcelona’s “glorious” bid lasted less than 24 hours as Arsenal came out to with the statement of rejection. The reply was so direct and “shocking” to some quarters of Catalonia, the media tried to resurrect the story by saying we are entering a bidding war with Barcelona. Apparently, Arsenal’s statement of “we will not make any counterproposal or enter any discussion” and that we expect Barcelona to respect us as they have stated seems to have come across as “please make another bid because we are ever so desperate to ship out our captain.
It’s disgusting and sickening how the media try to manipulate direct statements to cater for their sick fantasies. The words were loud and clear and to Barcelona, it was almost public humiliation. Kind of like proposing to a woman in public and see her say, “Yuck!! No!”
Barcelona are now acting like a pack of dogs by recreating media noises and in doing so, they are damaging their own reputation. They may be a club that produces bright talent and try to show what happens when you do things “the right way” but the tapping up and unsettling of other players is the same old dirty tricks Real Madrid have used for decades and Barcelona are no better.
And in doing so, I believe they are playing into our hands as I don’t think that Arsenal will let the self respect of our club fall by letting this go. It will now be a matter of time before Barcelona reap the “rewards” of what they earned by facing some disciplinary from football’s governing body. The calm manner in which we said "no" in the first place gives an indication that we already know they will not respect our position and Arsenal will take action. It is unsurprising that UEFA have not stepped in already as we all know Mr. Platini’s dislike of the Premier League
However, if we can launch an official complaint, Barcelona can be put into their place albeit on a temporary basis because as we all know, “once a c*nt, ALWAYS a c*nt”
Keep the faith!