Arsenal NOT Interested In Fabregas Paving The Way For Man Utd Move

By on July 16, 2013

The big news on Monday was that Manchester United had tabled a £26m bid for former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, and many Gooners were left wondering if we’d respond by making a move ourselves.

With a £25m buy-back clause inserted into the players contract when we sold him in 2011, we would have first refusal if Cesc was available this summer and most would expect us to be front of the queue if Barcelona ever decided to sell.

However, according to the Daily Star, Arsene Wenger is NOT interested in re-signing the midfielder and has cleared the way for rivals United to bring the Spaniard back to the Premier League, if they can agree a deal with Barcelona.

The newspaper claims we’ve also got a 50% sell-on clause and suggests Wenger is happy to pick up a percentage of the fee United would pay as he has no intention of competing for Fabregas’s signature. Now I’ve heard differing reports regarding the sell-on clause, with other newspapers suggesting we only get 50% of anything over the price Barca paid us (around £30m), so you’ll have to make up your own decision on what to believe here.

But if the Star’s report is accurate and we’re not interested in re-signing Cesc, it would be staggering. Personally I really don’t see Wenger passing up the opportunity to at least try and lure Fabregas back. He was so reluctant to sell him in the first place and practically begged him to stay for another year before he eventually left in 2011, so it would make no sense if was to allow him to join a main rival and reject the chance to sign him for just £25m.

So despite what the Daily Star is reporting, I don’t believe a word of it. If Barca want to sell I think we will most certainly be interested and the only club I think he’ll join is Arsenal. But that’s just my opinion, the only opinion that really matters is that of Fabregas. Does he really ‘love’ Arsenal as he claims, we might just find out this summer…

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Do you think Arsenal will be interested in re-signing Cesc? Would he choose us over United?


  1. BiSi

    July 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

    If Wenger allow him join Man U. I 100% beliv Wenger & arsenal Board lack ambition and i wil always see them as just a talking drum. Well i never for once beliv Wenger self it just a liar. But Cesc to Man U No No No and No. Arsenal listing to your pple don’t be stubborn Man U wil never do such a business with US

  2. confusedninja

    July 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

    If Cesc goes to manu then wenger and the board are rip offs and im done being patent.

  3. Big Gooner

    July 16, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Read the Star, the ONLY FACT used is that Wenger hasnt made a move to resign Cesc maybe thats cos Cesc has stated he doesnt want to leave an Barca have given no indication that they wish to sell so in reality no fact to base their claim that we would not be interested should that change

  4. GooneRed

    July 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    very very unlikely.

    However If Fabs does end up at Man Utd I will 100% sell my season ticket and have absolutely nothing to do with Arsenal in any way until Kroenke sells, and Wenger and Gazidis fuck off.
    That said, it’s all paper talk and if anything I can see him coming back to us. Wenger can’t be so mental as to not take back one of the best talents in Europe at a knock down fee… can he?

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