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Thierry Henry Congratulates Fabregas After He Completes Chelsea Move
It’s become another dark day in Arsenal’s history after Cesc Fabregas broke our hearts by signing for Chelsea this afternoon.
After months of speculation, the west Londoners finally put us out our misery by confirming they have agreed a fee – believed to be around £30m – with Barcelona and Cesc has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old posted a statement on his Facebook page where he confirmed Arsenal had turned down the chance to re-sign him, and basically admitted that Chelsea were his next best option:
An extract said:
Yes, everyone knows that Arsenal had the first option to sign me. They decided not to take this option and therefore it wasn’t meant to be. I wish them well in the future.
I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice.
He also posted a photo of him wearing his new No.4 Chelsea shirt but I can’t bring myself to publish it on here.
Arsene Wenger has a lot of work to do now to convince Arsenal fans it was the correct decision to pass up the opportunity to re-sign Cesc. Let’s be honest, the player would have jumped at the chance to re-join us and Chelsea are his next best option simply because he wants to return to London where his girlfriend and daughter are.
The Spaniard joins a long list of players, and most worryingly, several former captains, who have left Arsenal only to go on and join our direct rivals.
Of our last four skippers, William Gallas has joined Tottenham, Robin van Persie joined Manchester United and now Fabregas has joined Chelsea. The exception is current captain Thomas Vermaelen, but knowing our luck he’ll join Liverpool this summer.
For me, it’s a huge worry the amount of recent captains who don’t seem to care about tarnishing their memories with Arsenal by joining a rival. Do these players not know what it means to be captain of Arsenal?! Wenger really needs to pick his captains better in future and his first port of call is to hand the armband to Per….
Twitter is not an easy place to be for an Arsenal fan right now so it was even more heart-breaking to see Gunners legend Thierry Henry congratulating Cesc on his move.
Congrats Cescky. Shame it wasn't the red part of North London but I wish you the best
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) June 12, 2014
Obviously it was nice to see Thierry say he wishes Fabregas was back in the red half of north London, it I still found it hard to see him wish Cesc well. I’d have preferred he did in it private or not all.
The thought of Cesc coming back to the Emirates wearing a Chelsea shirt, playing on the same team as John Terry and being managed by Mourinho used to be the thing of nightmares. Sadly, today that nightmare become a reality…..