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By Fab4.

I think Cesc Fabregas has finally had enough. He has had enough of playing along side players like Denilson. He’s had enough of trying to drag this team to victory. He’s had enough of Arsene Wenger’s empty promises. He’s had enough of watching ‘schoolboy’ errors demoralise him and ruin his chances of winning silverware.

Cesc Fabregas has not been the same player since our defeats to Manchester United and Chelsea a few weeks ago. He has not had that same fighting spirit about his game. I think those defeats hit him hard and made him realise we are miles behind the big boys and he is fed with not competing. The errors from last nights game may have been the last straw.

Click the link below to watch his post match press conference after the Porto defeat.

He looks and sounds fed up. At one point in the interview i thought he was going to burst into tears, or smack the journalist in the face, either one would be understandable. Fabregas shows his frustration by highlighting the ‘school boy’ errors that are costing Arsenal week-in week-out. Fabregas basically says that the mistakes Fabianski made were ridiculous and can’t be accepted at this level. He says Arsenal are too ‘soft’ to come back when we concede  goals. Very true, but not what you would expect a captain to say after a disappointing defeat.

It was a very telling outburst by Arsenal’s captain. Maybe he is feeling the pressure of being captain at such a young age, or more likely he is just fed up with having to answer the same ‘individual errors cost you’ questions after every big game. He feels responsible when Arsenal lose, but realises there is little he can do when goalkeepers drop crosses into their own net.

It must be demoralising for him to love a club so much, want to win so much, but have his dreams of winning a trophy with Arsenal ruined by the mistakes of others around him. I have just seen a difference in him over the past few weeks that tells me his patience has finally worn out. His body language isn’t right and this interview shows just how frustrated he has become.

Put yourself in his position for a minute. You leave your boyhood club, who happen to be one of the biggest in the world, leaving your friends and family behind to come to London at 16 years of age. You join a very successful team with world class players like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira to learn from. Under the guidance of Arsene Wenger you blossom into one of the finest midfielders on the planet.

Soon the world class players leave to be replaced with young up and comers like yourself. Your performances attract the attention of the worlds best clubs, including your home-town team Barcelona. They make their interest known at every opportunity but you resist the chance to return home, to be with your family and friends again, and opt to repay Arsene Wengers faith in you by trying to win a trophy with Arsenal.

After 6 years of promising football you see the team is not developing into serious challengers. Arsene has told you the same things for 5 years now, how your team is growing and will win a trophy soon. But you don’t see the results on the pitch to match the managers confident words.

You are coming to the most important years of your career. What do you do? Stay at Arsenal and hope players like Denilson, Almunia, Fabianski, Walcott, etc come good and you start to win the trophies your talent deserves. Or do you return home to be with your friends and family and play in the best football team in the world with world class players in every position?

I almost judge Cesc for not leaving sooner!

Arsene Wenger should have built the team around Fabregas by complimenting his unique talent with athletic ball-winners. He had two in Diarra and Flamini but let both of them leave with no back-ups in place. Cesc is forced to do two players work by playing alongside Denilson. He gets no protection from a big brute who would scare the bully-boys from picking on him. How many times did Fabregas get hammered last night? Where was his midfield enforcer to give it back and let them know we can’t be pushed about? Vieira would never have let it happen.

There comes a point when a player has to make the best decision for his career, that time has come for Fabregas and i think he will join Barcelona in the summer. If Arsene goes and buys a keeper, midfielder and a striker  he might give it one more year, but i doubt that will happen. I pray to god i am wrong and he decides to stay. But if he does i don’t want his head to be elsewhere next season. He has to stay because he wants to and he believes we are good enough. Not just to repay the faith Arsene Wenger put in him when he was 16.

Apologies for the rant but i am gutted to see our best player so demoralised he doesn’t know what to do with himself.

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  1. J4ck Henry

    February 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I thought he looked seriously p*ssed off after the game, but who can blame him?

    I know i was!!!

    Not sure if he’ll go this year, but games like last night wont help persuade him to stay.

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