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Staying or Going?

Written By Minal Vachheta.

Arsenal captain cesc Fabregas

Before the 2009/2010 football season finished speculation began as to whether or not certain  players would remain at their teams. Cesc Fabregas has been hitting the headlines all summer because of the uncertainty over his future. The 23-year-old central midfielder has been with Arsenal since he was 16 and is now the team captain but has been linked with a move to Barcelona repeatedly. Cesc has been a driving force in the Arsenal midfield and played a major role in the 09/10 campaign until he got injured in April.

Along with Fabregas, a lot of rumours have been thrown around regarding Fernando Torres and his future at Anfield. Liverpool did not have the strongest season and failed to qualify for the Champions League after finishing 7th in the league. This resulted in Rafael Benitez being replaced by Fulham’s Roy Hodgson as manager. Torres joined Liverpool in July 2007 from Atletico but has been linked with a move to Chelsea or Manchester City this summer.

liverpool striker fernando torresIt was never a secret that one of the main things that drew Fernando to Liverpool was Rafael Benitez and now that he has gone, the rumour mill went into overdrive that he would not remain either especially considering there would be no Champions League football. However, Fernando has today publicly spoken and committed his future to the Reds for the foreseeable future. He is still recovering from the abductor injury he picked up during the world cup final against the Netherlands but says he is dedicated to the club and the fans and is looking forward to the challenges which the new season brings.

Fabregas is yet to publicly pledge his allegiance to either Arsenal or Barcelona. The rumours are still as strong as ever, Cesc has just returned to England and will face his Arsenal team-mates and fans today. Arsene Wenger has said it is up to Cesc himself to end all the speculation and decide what he wants to do. Is it not time that Cesc follows his fellow Spanish colleague Torres’ example and ends all this uncertainty once and for all?

Is it right that Cesc has let this go on for so long? Is it fair that he has put Arsenal fans and the club through so much indecision?

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