Just like the poster in agent Fox Mulder´s office, Arsenal fans `want to believe´ or at least we did, that our former captain Cesc Fabregas still had Arsenal at his heart. He said as much even after leaving us to join his boyhood club Barcelona, so we were all shocked to see him join our Premier League rivals Chelsea last summer and declare himself delighted with his new club.
The Spaniard must understand why this did not go down too well with his former fans, but there is no firm position amongst us Gooners. Some of us hate him, some of us still appreciate what he did in his years in north London but one of the big problems is that no one is really sure about the ins and outs of his move to Stamford Bridge last summer.
We knew that there was some sort of buy back clause or first refusal between the Gunners and Barca and it was believed that Wenger did not enforce it because we already have plenty of players like Cesc in the squad. But there were also rumours that our former star preferred to go and play for Jose Mourinho and maybe that is what Wenger was hinting at this week in a statement reported by ESPN. The Frenchman revealed that there was more to the saga than we know and also that it would all come out one day, but not yet.
Wenger said, “We will have to discuss that one day what happened, with all the terms. It is not as clean as that. I cannot speak to you about that [reasons] now because that will not help us to win the game on Sunday. This is not the right time.”
So what do you think has been hidden from us Gooners?