August 12th, 2011

Cesc Fabregas: Going, Going…Not Gone Yet

As we’re sure you’ve heard, the ongoing transfer saga surrounding Cesc Fabregas - leader of the donut parade - from Arsenal to Barcelona is still…well, ongoing. Until Monday it seems. They sure do know how to build the suspense, eh?

Kickettes, if/when Sex heads out of your EPL-following lives forever, will you be sad to see him go? Or will you barely take notice of his absence?

And is there anyone out there who still believes in unicorns, witches’ brew and transfer window falsehoods?

Image taken 5.8.11. Image Credit: Getty Images.

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49 Responses to “Cesc Fabregas: Going, Going…Not Gone Yet”

  1. Tee says:

    oh lord. the amount of tears spilt over this transfer…. literally hurts as much as a breakup.
    i literally sat in my bed and cried… only to be confronted by the arsenal shirt in my wardrobe with a big '4' and 'fabregas' written on the back :(
    i love you cesc, you are amazing – you (as well as titi) were the one that made me a gooner all those years ago
    i wish you the best, thank you for some of the most amazing football the epl has ever seen, and i hope those annoying barca people realise how brilliant you are and play you a lot.
    that said. i'm a gooner till i die
    and a madridista second.
    so no wishes for your new team

  2. Agnes Wonka says:

    Players can be so silly when they're homesick!
    this is a bad decition, coz there at Barça he will just be benchwarming and waiting for Xavi or Iniesta to get injured, which is pathetic in my opinion!

    Gooners, you have all my sympathy *hugs*

    congrats to the Fabriqué fans, though

  3. Catie2838 says:

    I honestly don't care where he is anymore. I'm just glad this nonsense is over. Good riddance!

  4. Fatima says:


  5. Crackers says:

    All my sympathies to the Gunner Kickettes on here, but at least the long-drawn-out drama is finally at an end, y'know? And at least Cesc's departure isn't anywhere near as bad as Nando's from Liverpool, maybe there is some comfort to be taken in that.

  6. littlegreenpea says:

    how many hotties are going to leave the English Premier League??! First Cristiano Ronaldo. (well actually, first David Beckham, but that was a LONG time ago…) and now Cesc??? Is Fernando going to go as well so I'll be forced to watch La Liga? So unfair!!

    • Fatima says:

      there's still Javier Hernandez and Aaron Ramsey :p

      • littlegreenpea says:

        i could never forget chicharito… he's sooo cute…. but he's more adorable than hot. i would still be devestated if he left…

  7. CharlieGooner says:

    Oh my darling husband! The Arsenal will not be the same without him (and even though Barca is my second fav team so I’ll still see him- here and there) I’m so sad to see him go! He’s been so wonderful for the Red and White and he really was an Arsenal great… But I won’t lie, this dumb ass saga ends! Finally!!! I still love u though, but Gunners first! So COYG!!!!! New season, new things await, let’s do this!!!!

  8. linvinnaar says:

    Cesc has my respect in the way he left Arsenal for FC Barcelona. Poor kid was homesick for so long and can we really blame him if he really did want to win something in his career? No offence to Arsenal, but honestly, does Arsene Wenger really think he can win something for Arsenal with THAT squad? Sure there's Jacky, Ramsey and even RvP but if he keeps investing in young, inexperienced players then I think it'd still be yonks before any silverware comes. Cesc's willingness to pay a small part of the transfer fee and him not getting influenced by City's alleged offer that is 5 times his wages at Arsenal/Barcelona really do speak volumes. He's not that money kind. He wants to go home, that is all.

    But it will take some getting used to with Cesc no longer playing for Arsenal.

  9. Erika P says:

    I love Cesc and I will follow him where ever he chooses to go. I am an Arsenal fan but I love Cesc so I will be happy if he is happy :) And seeing him reunited with Puyi and Pique….. :)

  10. Fatima says:

    i never knew anyone could have such a nummy yummy back…mmmmmmmmmmmm, ok that's beside the point.
    i'd love cesc to go Barcelona, his home and stuff and just think how much FABRIQUE moments we'll get…LOADS!!!

  11. gillianrosh says:

    I just want him to go, so I don't ever again have to hear about whether he actually will go. GAH. Make. It. Stop.

  12. JA7 says:

    This cesc drama was the main talk of the summer, thank god it's coming to an end…I just hope Wenger gets Mata..

  13. Zahara says:

    I want cesc to be happy!
    he will be at barcelona!
    i hope they play him a lot, coz i know having iniesta and xavi in midfield is no joke, but im sure cescy will be great! he is an amazing player after all.
    im kinda sad to see him leave arsenal ( my 2nd team) but im glad hes moving to my first team!

    !visca el barca!

    • UTD Girl says:

      I love it! I am a UTD fan, but I feel bad for Arsene Wenger. Cesc just needs to leave already so they can start over. I despise Barcelona more than any ther team, more than Liverpool and I am so sick of hearing about them so they just need to finish this already!

  14. Emari says:

    I'm not a sad gunner… I a happy gunner. He's finally gone.
    I loved him for years, my #1 FF for years. But my love for Arsenal comes first and he totally handled this wrong, so good riddance, I hope he likes the bench.
    This saga I've heard to blamed on Barça players for being so melodramatic and stuff, and they are not wrong, those guys really fueled the fire, for which I really don't like them now.
    On the other hand, one could also blame Wenger, being all high and mighty (and hypocritical). True. I don't deny this, but really old man stuck in his ways, good luck with those.
    I blame the man himself. Yes, Cesc Fabregas is to blame. It was blatant disrespect to the shirt and he easily destroyed the hero status he held. Tough. I would have preferred he demand to leave than to beat around the bush like some guilty kid who stole the cookies.

    All in all, I honestly wish Cesc the best at Barcelona and hope he has a truly great career given his great talent that should not be wasted. I love the football this man can provide, I just can't stand the man anymore.

    • xoWinnie says:

      ahem…XAVI! he honestly needs to know when stfu. the stuff he said about the team was way out of line.
      Pep needs to put a muzzle on some of his players. or at least teach them some tact.

  15. Sophie says:

    Wont lie I am gutted,Cant believe I wont get to watch Cescy play for Arsenal anymore. Is it too soon to watch youtube video's of him:(

  16. xbabyshakesx says:

    Wearing my gooner heart, i love Cesc, but I don't want a captain who cannot speak up to his loyalty and stay with us, let alone travel to germany with us – we need our captain's support!!!! with all that said, I'll miss him but I don't want him to stay with his heart is not 100% committed to us, let alone continue to be our captain.

    • Dutchgooner89 says:

      Exactly and also If he was homesick he would not have signed a long term contract that would have kept him London, he just wanted to go back home and play with all his "mates" in Barca which is fair enough, but he should have just said that instead of tip toeing around the situation trying to please both the barca players and fans and Arsenal players and fans *shrugs* But all the best. Am disapointed in the way Cesc handled this situation but i'll get over it as time goes on and remember the good times lol, am just going to sulk for a few days.

      • BlackRose says:

        Because he signed that long term contract (and maybe that's the main or only reason why he signed it -and the club proposed it- in the first place), Arsenal are now getting a good deal of money for a player that cost them nothing 8 years ago and gave them everything he could up until today. I see no reason to complain there…

        On the other hand, I can of course understand many Arsenal supporters. Some will be angry, some frustrated, some hurt, some sad and a few relieved that it's (hopefully) all over. And perhaps everything at the same time. I am a Barça fan, but having lived in London when I was a student, I soon grew to like Arsenal a lot and it became my favourite EPL club (despite my house being in Chelsea, and about 15 minutes' walk from Stamford Bridge). It still is. I really hope that they manage not only to bounce back but make an impressive season and, maybe, use the money to make a couple of quality signings. A new start is often a good idea.

  17. Marie says:

    Well, Cesc leaving EPL (if he, when he?!?!) it will sure be like the end of a soap opera, no matter what the ending is you are just glad its over and done with.

  18. Rossanera says:

    I'm neutral, and as a neutral party all I have to say is THANK GOD this saga is over because I'm just sick of hearing what everyone and their grandmother have to say about it. I do feel badly for the Arsenal fans, though.

  19. Dutchgooner89 says:

    In the words of an Arsenal legend Thierry Daniel Henry "If you play hard and respect the shirt, they remember that." Cesc has been an OUTSTANDING player for us, I was devastated when Vieira left, i was in tears when Henry left…. Fabregas can't say I'll lose any sleep, because his head has been turned for 2 seasons now and he totally gave up last year, one positive outcome from this Cesc transfer is now we dont have to hear of FC Barcelona which includes the players, management, their board, and even their fricking mayor, adios and good riddence.

    As for Nasri we need to sell him asap so we can use the money to buy Mata, £22 million for a player who had a half decent season, yet crumbled and hid when we needed him the most and were still chasing after 4 trophies…We need players that want to play for AFC if not you can kick rocks….Gooner for life

    • xbabyshakesx says:

      well said, I've felt that Cesc performance last season was pfffft and i don't think we need Mata, not just yet, we still have a strong midfield, we just need a new set of defenders -.-

      • Dutchgooner89 says:

        Hell yeah we need some reinforcements regarding defenders, but Mata is an exceptional player and am just being biased here as hes one of my fav non-arsenal players lol and seeing him in a arsenal shirt would be dreamy.

        ps Chamakh said on a french interview that Gourcuff should come to Arsenal (i know its highly unlikey) but the EPL and Arsenal could do with an additional talented HOT players lool

      • Sarah, Madrid says:

        Advise, stay away from spainsh players for now, imagine if Mata came after couple of years wheras Alvaro came out saying, oh he needs to come home to Real Madrid, he is a Madridista ( kidding!!!), But, jokes aside, I would love if Mata go to Arsenal, he is the kind of a player that would fit in with the gunners, although we will miss him in Liga .

    • xoWinnie says:

      amen. don't mean to sound bitter but Cesc's heart just wasn't in it anymore.
      he did give us some of his best, but he also gave up on us; we're better off without that.
      now maybe Arsenal will get to focus more on developing/improving the team
      instead of having to deal with his drama.

      i wish him luck in his career, but i can honestly say i'll never look at him the same.

      • Nicole says:

        I'm so with you… Maybe I just put him up on a pedestal or something, but he's not who I thought he was. Such a disappointment. Oh well. Arsenal is better off without him. At least he gave us some great seasons of his to look back on.

    • Agnes Wonka says:

      you have pride for your club, which is great!
      I think Arsenal now needs a players that has that same pride, more than just talent!

  20. LindaTuga says:

    I don't blame Cesc for wanting to go home. It is where the heart is after all. I would go back home even if it meant earning less. Homesickness is not a nice feeling. I cannot compare him to Nasri who clearly is only thinking about money. Cesc gave Arsenal his best for many years and now he ir ready to return home and going to Barca is a step up even if he will sit on the bench for some games. Xavi is not getting any younger (unfortunately) so Cesc will get his opportunity.
    I wish you all the luck in the world Cesc. Bienvenido a casa :)
    A Man United fan who apreciates your talent.

    • Sergz says:

      In my opinion, Barcelona should use Thiago instead of Fabregas. He's younger, better (okay, can't say that for sure, but he has been recently) and already in their team.

  21. Mercy says:

    Thank God da drama is coming to an end!ek es gatvol van die maanikies nonsense.

  22. Nicole says:

    Let him go. He’s too far in to go back now. He’s made his desire for Barca very known; it would just feel too weird if he stayed for another season because the Arsenal fans would know that he doesn’t want to be there. Besides, his last season wasn’t that great and you could tell that his heart wasn’t completely in it. What would this season be like?

    I used to love Cesc because I had this idea in my head, from seeing him in interviews and reading stuff about him and such, that he was this goofy, awesome, classy guy. But I’m sorry to say that in the past few months, with what has come out in both his professional and private life, and how he has gone about things, he seems to be very different from that. Disappointment is the only thing I feel for Cesc right now. But I do wish him well at Barca.

  23. Rachael says:

    I’ll miss him but wish him well however unless Arsene spends some of the money on older established players which I don’t think he will because that’s not his policy Arsenal will be back to square one, full of great young talent but lacking the experience to win trophies I fear Gooners are gonna have another frustrating season. Having said that I still admire Wenger’s policy above that of plunging clubs into unsustainable debt.

  24. IrishBlue says:

    Well at least it's coming to an end I guess, Barca gets their boy back, Premier League loses a true star. I don't know how much truth there is in the rumours that Cesc was putting some of his own money into the deal but as long as he's happy I respect his decision.

    Oh god I think I've something in my eye…..*tears*

  25. AC_USA says:

    No matter what Cesc does he will always be my secret crush :) He deserves to be back home, Barca, and I am lad Samir is moving to my team-Manchester City. Thay are gonna be beasts this season :)

    • Hot4Spurs says:

      I agree! I was really hoping Spurs would spend this Summer, but Man City are pulling out all the stops this season. They were stunning in the community shield even if they lost.

  26. bertaboo says:

    ugh, as an arsenal fan it sucks that he is most likely leaving, but it's also such a relief to have this whole stressful situation come to an end. finally. i think this transfer saga has been a source if distraction for the team, and i hope the team can regain their focus and make magic happen this season. please.

  27. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Finally, it is over, the saga, good luck for gunners! Good luck for UCL, we don't want you out, no nasri or cesc, won't be the same for Arsenal.

  28. Hot4Spurs says:

    Oh Arsenal. Why do their players want to leave? Not that I'm sad about it or anything. Looks like ManU, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City will be THE teams to beat this season.

    • Sophie says:

      *cough* Modric *cough*

      • Hot4Spurs says:

        Hope you get that cough taken care of! LOL! Arsenal has had 3 or 4 players running for the door. Two of those 4 are top players. Sorry!

        • xoWinnie says:

          they want to leave because they are chasing titles.
          simple as that. Arsenal has hit a rough patch recently
          and it's not something easy for a player to deal with.
          some players can handle it/stick it through with us
          and others will head for the door.
          it happens.