So. Here’s what we officially have to say on the Cesc Fabregas matter:
“Given the exceptional repercussions created by the stories that have appeared in different media with respect to an agreement with Arsenal FC player Cesc Fabregas, Barca flatly deny that there have been any negotiations or agreements with the player.
“In accordance with FIFA regulations, FC Barcelona’s contract policy has always made it a priority to negotiate with the club of origin before making any particular agreement with the player. FC Barcelona wishes to stress that it has always maintained excellent institutional relations with Arsenal FC.”
But let’s look at something, shall we? Since the bootlicking Barca-centric press started nattering on about this Fabregas thing being a done deal, we have had nothing but bad luck.
–Alves hurt in warmumps ferchrissake!
–The Yaya hurts his groin.
–Marquez and Pique are suspended.
–Abidal gets hurt in what was supposed to be a nice little traveling practice exhibition.
–Txigrinski hurts his thigh.
Note that this latest blow comes right after El Mundo Deportivo swears up and down that we have a 5-year deal with the Arsenal captain, that will pay him slightly less than Xavi and Iniesta.
So the obvious conclusion to be drawn is that Cesc Fabregas is bad luck. Before all this stuff happened, we were fine. Cruising along, undefeated in the league with everybody and their mamas healthy. We were chattering about our glut of defenders, and what a luxury it was.
And now look.
My view is that Arsenal can keep their plague-backed talisman. What’s next? Locusts? First-born sons becoming EE fans? Carles Puyol being dragged away by flying monkeys?
This Fabregas business has to stop, and I mean right now.
That is all.