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Xavi: Fabregas has Barca DNA

October 1, 2009
"Mmm come 'ere you big softy!"

"Mmm come 'ere you big softy!"

Really Xav, really? If we’re being hyper-critical of this statement we’d say it’s not physically possible. But I’m sure Cesc appreciates it.

So, Xavi and Cesc – Spanish National teammates, former Barcelona teammates (although they never played together), and general good mates. The little Barca maestro has expressed his desire to play alongside Fabregas on a day-to-day basis at Camp Nou, a statement that risks infuritating Arsenal who have never previously taken kindly to ‘tapping-up’, and false rumours. But who does?

“I’d like to play with him”, Xavi told Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo. “I’ve always said that in the National team I link up with Cesc very well, despite the fact that many say we can’t play together”. Oh the famous ‘they can’t play together’. Gerrard & Lamps. Proven. Ballack & Lamps. Dubious. Xavi and Cesc? Surely not.

Xavi went on to say, “we demonstrated in the final of the European Championship that isn’t true. I especially hope that Cesc comes. He is a football player with Barca DNA and he is showing at Arsenal that he is on another level”.

I’m not sure Mr. Wenger will be too happy with Xavi’s comments, but Footballers will do anything these days to get to play with their mates.

So, if Fab does leave the Gooners, where would it leave them? Have they got sufficient backup? Would they need to purchase more than one player to replace him? Would it be a mistake to rejoin Barca? These are all questions that probably will be answered one day, although I can’t see Cesc leaving just yet. For the Premier League, I sincerely hope not.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2009 10:51 pm

    HAHA the photo caption is great.

    By the way, I think Xavi meant that Fàbregas was “made” as a player in Barça’s “factory” La Masía. There’s a big tradition there, they have been “creating” centre midfielders during the last 20 years or so: Guardiola, Amor, Xavi, Arteta, Iniesta, Cesc, and so on…

    “The famous they can’t play together”: yeah, we had that before Euro 2008 and some people are still saying they are ill-suited with each other because they’re very similar. Hopefully they will show again that they can understand each other in the pitch.

    Arsenal: if Cesc ends up leaving them, they’ll get in a very difficult situation. Who could replace him? Actually, I think there’s no replacement. He’s been playing in London since he was 15, and he got in the starter team when being 17 years old. He’s the leader, and I can’t see anyone (not Van Persie, neither Gallas) playing that role.

  2. October 2, 2009 4:41 am

    I got the feeling that Fabregas will swap with Thierry Henry one day. But I hope Fab will stay at Arsenal until he’s 27+..

  3. October 2, 2009 9:39 am

    i think fabregas will be at barca next season if arsenal fail this year

  4. October 2, 2009 11:08 am

    I agree with Rob but it would be bad for the Premier League to lose another star

  5. Tosin Olabisi,Eruwa,Nigeria permalink
    October 5, 2009 5:35 am

    Cesc Fabrigas must be on his way back home next season.He will be the first spaniard footballer to take the next available flight from England to Spain next year.

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