April 20th, 2011

QOTD: Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal FC

Er, Cesc? A word, please? Image: Getty Images/Zimbio.

“Incredible that people try and twist everything to make headlines. Arsene Wenger has had a huge impact on me and my career. Great man.”

This is Cesc Fabregas’ Twitter response to press reports on his recent interview with Spanish weekly, Don Balon, in which he supposedly claimed that Arsenal ‘lack a winning mentality’ and that boss Arsene Wenger would have lost his job if he was at a Spanish club and had failed to win trophies.

The player, who has been the subject of incessant speculation about his future, is presumably peeved that the media has chosen to focus on these comments, which, when read out of context, do rather imply he is looking towards a move.

Don’t fret, Cescy. We’ve seen it all before and will love you forever, regardless of your geographic location. And at least you’ve had the opportunity to demonstrate to your fellow players what Twitter is supposed to be used for.

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24 Responses to “QOTD: Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal FC”

  1. Zahara says:

    i think cesc is a genuinely good person with a heart of gold, and i will support him wherever, whevever

  2. Tee says:

    I read the entire interview before I read the reports… I gotta say, yeah when taken out of context it, Cescy wants to move… but in context I still ended up saying 'oh cesc' – and not in a good way either. Doesn't he get that we can read between the lines? And that it pains us to do so? Don't leave Arsenal Cesc – you'll spend less time on the pitch at the Nou Camp, which ultimately means less ab viewing time for us, your devoted followers :)

  3. canada says:

    Arsene Wenger is a great man. Fabregas should chose his words more carefully and show a lot more respect for the team that pays his overinflated salary. But he's only a 23-year-old boy so we can forgive him.

  4. @AgnesWonka says:

    why does Cesc want to go to Barça? he will be at the bench there!

  5. xbabyshakesx says:

    I'm a gunner and I love Cesc, but knowing he wants to be somewhere else doesn't really make me want to keep him despite how much he does love Arsenal. I can't say I'll be happy when leaves for Barca, but I honestly don't want him to stay at Arsenal if he's not happy.

    and Dam the media!!!

  6. Cymraeg_Ddraig says:

    He's so lovely. He looks so sad at the moment :( Hope the summer is good to him and that next season he'll be happy, wherever he ends up

  7. Stefania says:

    Im only reading this article because Cesc is in it and I can't stop looking at this HOT!!! man.

  8. mochara says:

    He is just amazing, one of the only footballers who I have complete respect for and although I'd love him to stay at Arsenal, I want him to be happy :) I'll always love him anyway!

  9. Sara P says:

    You know….I actually really enjoy watching Cesc play and think that he has a ton of heart. I personally think that he should stay in the EPL and not make the move to Barcelona like he has coveted for years. Barcelona is plagued with endless talent and I think that Cesc should stay somewhere where he can be the star attraction and gain experience and exposure that way. I can see why he would want to go….but I think it would be best for his career if he stayed.

  10. Liz says:

    It's not fair how harsh everyone is being to him. He has shown time and again his dedication to the club and even blamed himself for the loss to Barca. He's a gunner, through and through. It's a damn shame that people can't see that. I'm not saying he doesn't love Barca, because of course it's his boyhood club. But I don't think he wants to leave Arsenal without winning something and giving back to Arsene, the team, and the fans.

  11. ToysForBots says:

    I'd be sad if Cesc left Arsenal for Barcelona, but he's already been at Arsenal for 8 years. I have no doubt that he really does love Arsenal, since he promised that he would never leave for another English team, but Barcelona is his home and it's pretty obvious that he wants to go back, even if you don't try to skew his words. His recent behavior on the pitch speaks more than any interview ever could. If he would be happier playing for another team, then I say let him go. I'll still love him just the same.

  12. Sophie says:

    I have to agree with what he says, something is lacking in the Arsenal team. We may be the best looking team but mentally we miss that experience that wins titles. Anyway enough of this serious stuff, Why has Cesc not cut his hair recently please tell me he is not going back to the famous mullet?

  13. JA7 says:

    Whatever makes u happy cesc, but if he were to move it wud be sad not seeing him at arsenal anymore :( Good luck for today's game though my gunners!! Lets win this north london derby!

  14. bäääää says:

    yeaaahhhh come to barca papiiiiiii !!!!!!
    arsenal or barca should buy gareth bale…..or even real madrid want to see him in la liga!!!!!!!!

  15. sarah says:

    It's disappointing to see the media twisting the quotes for headlines, because the actual interview is really good and thoughtful–at least the actual quotes I've seen. I don't think he's criticizing Wenger as wondering (as I've seen a lot of Arsenal fans do) what exactly the goal of the club is–whether it's to be financially successful/qualify for Champions League/develop youth players, or if they actually want to win trophies.

    As a Barca fan, I actually hope we don't sign Fabregas–we need to make other signings in the summer, and we can't afford the price tag Arsenal are going to put on him, but it's hard not to feel for the guy.

    • Gladys says:

      I'm a Barca fan and I totally agree with you. Cesc is adorable as a person and I want him to be happy. But he is too expensive and there are other positions we need to cover more urgently than his. I do feel for him being caught up in such craziness. He seems like he tries to say and do the right thing, but he just can't win.

    • Winnie Mata says:

      i'm not a barca fan (obviously), but i agree with you. not so much for the price tag, but simply because i don't think it's his time to join the team. who would be replace on the pitch? barcelona already pretty much has the best squad possible right now. especially as far as midfield goes. i don't think subbing in and being on the bench (like he pretty much does on the Spain NT) would be good for his career.

  16. heyy says:

    If hee leaves we need to replace him with yoann gourcuff.. or else were f******!

  17. blake2108 says:

    It wouldn't be the end of the world if Cesc went back to Spain

    We'd see more Aaron Ramsey

  18. meh says:

    you know what i would rather fabregas go and put us out of our misery instead of all these insinuations because we all know he is not winning anything at arsenal. i can't actually believe the amount of oppurtunities we've thrown away, like i don't even care, today i will be watching el classico or something ANYTHING else…

  19. Denisea says:

    Cesc is so refreshingly humble and sincere, can't really say that about many other big time footballers.

  20. Rory88 says:

    That's why I don't want to be a journalist anymore.. I'm too honest, I wouldn't twist things to make headlines!!