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Fabregas Reveals The Frustration Of Every Arsenal Fan

fabregasThey always say the truth will come out in the end and after nearly a year of being coy about how he feels it seems like Cesc Fabregas has finally given us his true opinion on matters at Arsenal. The Gunners skipper has said he is angry at the club for their failure to win a trophy in four years and more worryingly admitted that he could still leave the club.

Alongside Emmanuel Adebayor’s future, Fabregas has dominated the headlines when it comes to transfer speculation at the club and up until now hadn’t really given us a true reflection on how life at the club had for him been since 2005. The 22-year-old midfielder was in the side that overcame Manchester United on penalties in the FA Cup final. Four years down the line and while Fabregas has gone from strength to strength Arsenal have not.

Now the captain of the side Fabregas has to be the leader in the dressing room and on the field, but I fear with his recent outburst that if he does stay at the club he may have already lost some of the respect from the players. On the other hand though he may have gained even more respect from the fans. It’s not every day one of your top players comes out and sums up how a lot of Arsenal fans are feeling.

There is a lot of anger and frustration amongst Arsenal fans; this is clear, and while you get the impression the players feel the same too, not too many have come out and said it. Where I feel Fabregas let himself down and showed a lack of commitment towards the club was his failure to offer up any solutions on how to end Arsenal’s barren run.

Once again he talked about what is the easy way out in leaving the Gunners to join another club, this time Real Madrid. That is probably where Arsenal fans will have been most annoyed with Fabergas, as like all great players he can just leave and walk into another side. Whereas Arsenal fans are stuck with the club we have supported for our whole lives, hoping that our star players stick around long enough to bring us success.

It was an odd collection of quotes Fabergas gave because on the one hand he expressed how a lot of fans feel while on the other hand shunning the club by saying he could leave. Perhaps the most powerful line to come out of the interview was the one that said he felt the current Arsenal squad had tried their best but just weren’t good enough. This to me indicates a total lack of faith in Arsene Wenger and a lot of the players that things will get better. To me Fabergas is perhaps giving himself reasons as to why he should leave the club rather than looking for reasons to stay.

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  1. Thomas

    June 29, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Arsenal are a quite formidable side if they are all healthy.

    There’s loads of talk of Arsenal needing to add big name players. They already did that with Arshavin.

    Arsenal need to go out and sign a proper DM. Even if Arsene feels he has his future holding mid on the team now, he needs to get a good stop gap. I still don’t understand why he let Diarra and Gilberto walk for peanuts. But either way, if he brings in someone, say Senna to fill the void for 2 seasons or so, Arsenal could realistically challenge for the title. Remember, a similar squad was top of the league until a lack of depth and experience led to their unravelling 2 seasons ago.

  2. dude mcbrah

    June 26, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    “There is a lot of anger and frustration amongst Arsenal fans;” No, it’s more that Arsenal supporters (and Cesc) are delusional. While they were once a good club, the simple fact is that they are nothing special anymore. You don’t see fans of Wigan getting angry and frustrated about not winning titles, because they realise that their team is mid-table at best. Arsenal is the same and the sooner Gooners accept that, the sooner the healing process begins. It might take some tough medicine (ie when Citeh gets the 4th CL spot next year) but hopefully they will accept their demotion to also-ran status with grace and humility.

  3. hank

    June 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

    A whole article written about some statements that Fabregas (supposedly) made, and not a single quote?!? Not even a link to a quote? wtf.

  4. Eladio

    June 26, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Chris, you should know rule #1 of journalism: never believe any quote from the Spanish press. They took so many of Cesc’s quotes out of context it’s ridiculous. (The one about him leaving Arsenal and going to Spain was in response to the question, “Would your family mind if you ever left Arsenal and moved to Spain?” His answer, of course, was no they wouldn’t mind. The Spanish press went with, “Cesc says Arsenal is impotent, wouldn’t mind moving to Spain”.) Of course when Cesc, ONCE AGAIN (as he does every year), comes out to say that all of his quotes were out of context and that he’s committed to Arsenal and has no intention of leaving, what does the Spanish press run? NOTHING. They’re a bunch of no-brain wankers who only want to rouse up trouble. By you re-hashing these no-stories, you’re just perpetuating the myths, as well as giving your blog a bad name. Follow up with the facts for once, and stop using the Spanish press as a source!

  5. jm

    June 26, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Are you referencing the quotations themselves, complete with the questions they were in response to, or are you just following tabloid nonsense on it? Fabregas already repudiated your whole story himself!

    Fabregas said that he is frustrated with not winning. I can only imagine how badly this will affect his relationship with the players on the club who like losing! What exactly did he say that is going to ruin his relationship with other players on the team? You are right about one thing – it mirrors the frustration of Arsenal fans. I for one, am glad that the players on my team are not content with losing.

    There was nothing in the interview which supports this interpretation of Fabregas’ intentions. He has already repudiated the tabloid reporting which turned it into a “Cesc will leave story.” There really isn’t anything left for this story to stand on – particularly since there is not even any direct discussion of the quotations themselves. Perhaps it should be retracted, or supplemented with the actual quotations that are supposed to warrant this kind of speculation?

  6. Pure

    June 26, 2009 at 6:25 am

    I think fabregas should look at his own performances last season and his weaknesses e.g not tough enough and poor body strength. We have arshavin now anyway so fabregas can leave if he wants. He does not care about the club and must be abit dumb because he cannot see he is playing with players who are developing all the time and will be stars soon.

  7. mjc

    June 26, 2009 at 6:09 am

    You’re right on the money, aren’t you…?!
    Fabregas has said already that the “interview” was complete nonsense.
    What’s your next bang-up-to-date item going to be: Michael Jackson to marry Farrah Fawcett???

  8. katto frank

    June 26, 2009 at 6:06 am

    if thiery left way not that stupid boy. leave arsenal but arsenal will stay big

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