Well after weeks of speculation, and no word from Arsenal, Arsene Wenger or even Cesc Fabregas the Arsenal captain has come out and said he had an “inspiring talk” with Arsene, which he described as the “greatest conversation I have had with someone in my life”.
BBC Sport has the article in full, and Cesc said the following at a Spanish press conference:
“It was probably the greatest conversation I have had with someone in my life.
“I respect him so much. He told me to concentrate on my football and the World Cup and he will deal with whatever happens in my future.
“It’s not up to me any more. It’s just now about Arsenal and whoever it has to be and that’s it. I don’t want to say anything else.
“I just want to be focused for the World Cup because it’s the most important thing. The rest, the future, I’m not interested in the future.
“The only important thing is to form part of this team and play in the World Cup.
“When I play it’s always to win and help my team-mates. I will give everything to help Spain be champions.”
But the big question is what was the conversation about?
Reading in-between the lines, you could possibly make a case for a deal being made. Why else would be say:
“It’s just now about Arsenal and whoever it has to be and that’s it. I don’t want to say anything else.”
That’s the line in the interview that worries me the most.
To me, Arsene has either said he’s going to spend big, bring in top players and give Fabregas the team he deserves around him to win things. And that he will become one of the greatest players to wear the Arsenal shirt.
Or, he has decided that he will let Cesc go to Barcelona and has promised him that a deal will be done after the World Cup.
What do you think?