Could the wantaway midfielder from the season before last be making a comeback? Do Arsenal need him?
Courteousy of theweek.co.uk:
The former Gunners captain moved to the Camp Nou in the summer of 2011 although unlike certain other unscrupulous former skippers he didn’t walk out on Arsene Wenger for money. Fabregas left to better himself as a player but now it appears the Catalan craftsman realises he’d be more fulfilled at a club that appreciates him.
I suspect that this could be a good move for us to get cover for Diaby, Santi Cozorla and Wilshire but much like the hyped move of Andy Carroll back to Newcastle (which fell through) it would have to be a case of Arsenal pretty much giving back the money paid for him for it to come to fruition.
I would hope that it was at least considered but more on the basis of his skill as a player and playmaker rather than as someone who loved Arsenal, because as much as the article professes that he is unhappy, he is at Barcelona after some very ropey practices by both the other Barca Players and the player himself. Memories are short.
Remember – this is the player that, even though forced to, donned the Barca colours after the World Cup final. He told Wenger, and the rest of the footballing world that he would not sign for anyone but Barca. That pretty much forced Arsenal to accept a transfer at a deflated price point.
However, he has probably realised that his chance of winning a Champions League title rests with how long he can stay benched and to be fair I’d rather play games for a team with a small chance of winning in the first team than win or not win a title sitting on my backside.
It would be better for him in the Premier League as well, but I suspect that the “other teams” would put inflated bids to snuff out any chance of a rival gaining any advantage.