Arsene Wenger has expressed his latest thoughts on the Cesc Fabregas saga and has challenged the Spaniard to lead the club to glory next year.
This seems a very different message compared to last season when the Frenchman stated that Cesc was not going to be sold at any price. Wenger told the Daily Mirror yesterday:
‘I expect him to be here and I will fight very hard to keep him here. You always have to fight when you have a player of that quality, you must always fight to keep your players, of course. What guarantees you that if you go somewhere else you will win trophies? The biggest pride for a captain is to be committed to his club and deliver trophies with his team.’
Many players have left Arsenal over the years, and very few have gone on to do anything on a large scale.
Thierry Henry, who will forever be remembered as one of the greatest players, if not the greatest player to ever wear the Arsenal Shirt, is probably the only one in recent memory that has left the North London club and has been a success. However this is Cesc Fabregas, and he has one thing that Thierry Henry didn’t have and that is age on his side. Fabregas is still only 24 -years-old, Thierry Henry was 29 when he left the Gunners – a five year difference is a lot. Wenger continued by saying:
‘A player who changes his club every time he is frustrated or when he doesn’t win a trophy, goes nowhere. I believe the quality of sports life is to be committed to his club and not just to move out when it does not go as well as you expected.’
In my opinion Arsene Wenger’s latest comments towards Fabregas is to remind the midfielder that several players have left the club, but gone on to do nothing with their careers. I think it shows not only a very clever move on Wenger’s part, but also a sign of desperation, as it will no doubt play in Fabregas’ mind.