Fabregas: “I may stay at Arsenal”

Music to the ears of all Arsenal fans.Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he may STAY at Arsenal.

Speaking to the mirror, Cesc said he is frustrated at being left on the bench in Spain’s World Cup campaign.

The Arsenal captain Fabregas then went on to say :

I always want to play. I’m not used to sitting on the bench and I want to be playing at this World Cup.

“I’m always competitive at everything – even on the PlayStation. But that’s my desire to win and I have that even in training.

“I’ve never been a player happy to settle for what I have, I always want more. I respect the coach’s decision.

“I know to be in midfield is going to be difficult because we have a lot of good players but I will never give up.

“I’ve won a lot of caps but if I’ve not played three quarters of the game then it’s not so valuable to me.

“I still don’t think my best time for Spain has arrived and I still must carry on working to improve.”

Fabregas has also insisted that he is focused on the World Cup and will not necessarily leave Arsenal this summer despite Barcelona’s interest.

But Fabregas said:

I haven’t said that I will definitely leave Arsenal. Everything is possible. Now I have my head and my focus on the World Cup.

“I am very pride to be captain of Arsenal and I love the club and have respect for them. It gave me such pride to be made captain.”

Now, I ask you.. is this a player who is saying that he WANTS to leave Arsenal?, Wenger has said that he is not leaving and now Cesc has come out and said the above.

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  1. Farooq

    June 30, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I think playing for the Spanish national side has made Cesc come to his senses. We all know Cesc is the type of player who wants to be playing all the time, and I always thought if he went to Barca he would be on the bench. The situation is exactly the same in the Spanish camp. Busquets, Xavi, and Iniesta are all starters for the national side as well as for Barcelona and they have kept Cesc on the bench. He finally realizes this and I think he is coming to his senses.

  2. Fabarama

    June 30, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    He’s kind of keeping his options open in a ‘Vieira-to-Madrid’ kind of way – but right now I’ll take that! GO ON FAB, ONE MORE SEASON SON!!!!

  3. arsenalrule

    June 30, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Seems to be that if barca have a bid accepted then he will leave. He has left it in the hands of the clubs. That is why we refuse to negotiate. I believe fabregas is indifferent about leaving. I am confident that he will now stay. He said he would like to play for barca but he has also reinforced his respect for arsenal. He can not play for both. Unless barca offer more than 60m he will not leave. Barca have tried every trick in the book to try and make arsenal sell but it has not worked thus far.

  4. Goooner

    June 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Thank You God! We love you Cesc … And we are proud that your our captain … Plz stay

  5. Arsenal Norway

    June 30, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    If you are proud to be an arsenal captain then show it cesc! Say that you want to be at Arsenal, not that you dont know what is going to happen! Our captain should be 100% arsenal, and right now I think v.persie has more of arsenal in his heart.

  6. Paul

    June 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    It might be a long shot but I get the feeling that Cesc and Wenger may have done a carrot and donkey deal on Bastardloner to inspire the team out of slumber. To give Cesc absolute power as captain (I’m sure Adebayor before and then Gallas up to now have caused all sorts of strife) Wenger needed to make him an exemplar of the Arsenal way. What more could go to prove that Cesc is Mr.Arsenal through and through than to turn down his hero, his mates, and his boyhood club?

  7. jaygooner

    June 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I haven’t said that I will definitely leave Arsenal.

    That phrase should be sent to SkynotSportsNews, all of the British media, the FA, UEFA, FIFA, that idiot Barca ex-president, the idiot soon to be Barca president and all the doomers and gloomers who said Cesc was on his way out of The Mighty Arsenal. Finally, proof positive that CESC AINT GOING ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOON. Thie Mighty Arsenal willl decide if and when Cesc leaves. And as a postscript, when are UEFA/FIFA going to take action against the obviously blatant tap up campaign which failed?

  8. wayne

    June 30, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Nobody believed me when I said this all stemmed from a question asked at a charity do in Barcelona during the time when Cesc was recieving treament for his cracked fibula, which was, whether if he left Arsenal would he go to Barca, to which he answered “yes”. What he was asked next was not clear but his answer was used ambigously to imply he wanted to leave before the world cup. I can only imagine the next question asked was would he leave this summer, to which he said if he were to leave this summer, it would have to be before the world cup started as he wanted to concentrate.

    Cesc has always stated that he was tired of coming out every time a rumour started to deny it, seeing he had done so on numerous occaisions, always by way of offical statement. However he dealt with the situation in a different way this time.

    As he said, he did not say he wanted to leave Arsenal and that is all that matters!

    “we’ve got Cesc Fabregas…”

  9. Aicher

    July 1, 2010 at 12:32 am

    May be staying, is a lot different to” i am”

    And then Arsenal fans cling on to……. fiction.

    “he didn’t say it”, he was miss quoted…. well is he being miss quoted now, saying he may stay

    Fabregas wants to go and play football for Barcelona at the soonest opportunity. He hates it at Arsenal

  10. oliver

    July 1, 2010 at 12:47 am

    i have been one that has long argued cesc never actually publicly said he wants to leave arsenal this season – that all the speculation was media spin and certain elements trying to split him from arsenal to facilitiate a transfer to a certain club in catalunya. nevertheless, i am going to be cautious about these quotes as well – for the first time this summer, he comes out and says he may not leave. that is more than he ever said about leaving, yet still leaves the door open for a possible transfer. without any hard evidence – and with the full knowledge that i may be dead wrong – i believe that if conditions were equal all around (meaning no financial issues, no leaving one club in a bind, etc), that cesc would prefer a transfer to barca. that said, i also believe that he will not force the issue – if a transfer under conditions mutually acceptable to all parties cannot be worked, he will be more than happy to stay with arsenal, as captain, and give his all to our cause. i am under no illusions that he will one day return to barcelona, but now is not the right time. i think and hope that cesc sees it similarly. if a transfer occurs this summer, it can only happen now if arsenal decide to sell. i have a suspicion (with nothing concrete to support it) that there may be a difference of opinion within the club as to whether to sell cesc or not. he may be aware of this, and that may be a possible reason he has been quiet about this for so long – so as not to jeopardize a potential transfer or give one side a possible advantage (by declaring his actual preference) if negotiations should start. we’ll see how this plays out. i think one the we can all agree on is that barca will probably not give their pursuit up any time soon.

  11. jaygooner

    July 1, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Aicher you are shit stirring spud totally deluded and probably in love with Joan Laporte. Having said that, its good to see anti Arsenal muppets posting on Arsenal sites. Your just reinforcing the jealousy you have about THE MIGHTY ARSENAL. keep posting Aicher hahaha and btw CESC AINT GOING ANYWHERE

  12. Benjamin Franklin

    July 1, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Gud statement he made. But I think all in all Fabregas should know that once a Gunner, you are one one for life. Has he ever thought despite their inability to give us a cup, we the fans are not shaked because we know the best of our seasons has finally come. He should be 100% Gunner when his body is cut and blood comes out. Be a true Gunner son

  13. danielzewdu

    July 1, 2010 at 7:31 am

    i hope cesc understood he is the king in gunners but if he leaves to barca he become a prince

  14. Dom

    July 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I tell you what Cesc you dictate to Arsenal instead.
    You are experiencing the bench at the moment at the WC which you can swap with the bench at Barcelona. You won’t push Xavi and Iniesta out of the way and you know so, so don’t give it the ‘I may stay’ routine to cover your asre…
    I’m a Arsenal and he’s a great player but thsi sort of rubbish annoys me.

  15. Burnhard

    July 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm


    please don’t go cesc, pleeeease, pleeeeeeease!

    you lot sound like my ex-girlfriend!

  16. GOONA

    July 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Thats nice to hear Cesc the majority of fans still love you but I don’t think you’ll be offered the captains armband again.

  17. OLIVER

    July 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    The only reason he is going to stay is because Barcelona wont stump up the money for him he should be stripped of the captaincy and it should be given to someone that is commited to the cause Vermalean springs to mind I have lost all respect for Fabergas

  18. goonerob

    July 1, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Farooq has got it spot on, he is on the bench for Spain as he would be at Barca although it was only the papers stating that he wanted to leave, we never had it from cesc himself. he will obviousley go at some point but hopefully not for another 2 seasons at least and if Arsenal are dominating the EPL and the CL why would he want to leave at any time. With the extra money in the kitty every year and talented youngsters coming through continually we will be kicking everyone’s arse for the forseeable future.

  19. mafuzhumer

    September 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    FABRI you are world best player.stay Arsenal do not go any where.
    you are beautiful with Gunners.

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