Daily Archives: August 15, 2011
Morning gooners! It’s the start of a new week and it is one which sees us finally say goodbye to our captain (or ex-captain) if you like, Cesc Fabregas.
Arsenal confirmed his departure yesterday and Cesc is due to be unveiled later today. However, considering his hasmtring problems, the Catalan giants want to be double-sure they are not buying a crock! Cesc is due to have two medicals, one at 7a.m, the other at 9:30a.m.
Other things being equal, he’ll sign at around 11:30a.m and will be unveiled about an hour later. It is sad to see the best midfielder in the world IMO leave us. Wenger has made a mistake of building his teams around Fabregas, now he’ll leave a huge gap for us to fill.
Whilst his conduct could have been a bit better, he gave us his best whenever he played. I loved him, I still love him now and I always will. Despite being the heartbroken one here, I see nothing wrong in allowing his pursue his dream. Adios Cesc! Best of Luck!!
Now onto matters Arsenal (as weird as that sounds), Young Guns Blog says Costa Rican striker, Joel Campbell will arrive in London this morning to complete his £930,000 move from Deportivo Saprissa, a Costa Rican record.
Saprissa President has confirmed the deal and also confirmed a partnership arrangement with Arsenal.
“We are extremely excited about this opportunity to strengthen our organization through the sharing of best practices Arsenal. We will be visiting London next month and in due time we will provide details of this relationship, which includes close collaboration on a number of issues, as well as the creation of a Saprissa-Arsenal Academy.”
Campbell also gave his opinion about the transfer:
“I’m very happy, very proud for my family, football and Costa Rica. Arsenal is a team that I’ve liked my whole life, and gives chances to young players. It’s a good team to show myself.”
He’s not been granted a work permit yet and will continue to train with the club while that is sorted out.
So that’s another signing in the bag for us, albeit not one we craved. In the wake of Cesc’s departure, a lot of names have been linked to us from Jadson, Marvin Martin, Valbuena to even Joey Barton.
Who do you consider to be the appropriate replacement for Fabregas, that is if like me, you believe he should be replaced? We haven’t signed THAT defender too, of those linked to us, which centre back would you sign?
As usual, let us know in the comments!