Today, I woke up to my worst nightmare. And that nightmare was Cesc telling us he wants to go to Barcelona. Okay, he didn't say he wants to go now, but he said it'll be a dream. It would be my dream if we won something soon. It would be my dream if players concentrated on their game and the fact that we've already dropped 7 points.
Now, I'm not one for slagging off players, but how annoying is it to read such stuff in the papers? This interview was supposed given to RAC1, which is a Cataluniun newspaper, so do we believe it or is it all nonsense? Hmmm, here is what Cesc supposedly said:
“Right now I’m fine at Arsenal but I cannot deny that to return and play for Barca would be a dream come true. I chose to stay at the club last summer and right now I’m totally focused on the reason for that decision which was to try and win trophies.
“We’ll see how things have gone by the end of the season.
“The fact is that Barca are playing cinematic football right now and it’s fantastic to see that the other day when they beat Atletico Madrid 6-1 they had seven or eight guys who, like me, came through the club’s youth system.”
“Messi is the best player in the world and he has been for a long time, never mind what people used to think about Ronaldinho in his prime. During Messi’s football life I’ve seen him do incredible things on a football pitch, as a kid or now as a leader of the Barca team.”
“Every week I chat to Alex Hleb on the phone because he’s the guy I most miss at Arsenal. He’s a friend and I also loved playing with him. He always looks for you with a pass and if you give him the ball you can always count on getting it back at the right time.”
It’s definitely one of those “is it true, is it false?”. He did travel to Spain on Monday to meet up with the squad, this is Spanish radio station. It is a little worrying to hear him say he’ll see how things have gone at the end of the season. Cesc is the current Mr. Arsenal. He should be our captain. no doubt, but hey, normally we do that the season before a player leaves, right?
I hope Cesc comes out and denies these rumours. Ears wide open tomorrow…]]>