The Big Question

What’s up with Cesc Fabregas?

Hamstring or heart?

Cesc Fabregas

Without wanting to send anyone berserk by laying it on too thick, Fabregas’ form has been pretty terrible by his own standards this season.

Of course, it could be those darn niggles in his hamstring bothering him. Or perhaps he’s still on a post-World Cup downer?

But growing whispers are beginning to suggest that his heart isn’t quite in it for Arsenal these days.

Should he have gone to Barcelona after all?

Let’s get to the bottom of this, Spoiler readers. Express your feelings in the comments section.

7 responses so far
  • Maik // November 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    If he wasn’t named cesc fabregas everyone would be saying he’s sulking because he didn’t get to leave… but noooooooo… Its Cesc!!! How could he want anything other than what the fans want??? That’s ridiculous… I don’t know if it’s that or not… but it may be

  • Omar // November 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    This is nothing but trying to rack up site hits with unfounded speculation. “…growing whispers are beginning to suggest that his heart isn’t quite in it for Arsenal these days.” I bet those whispers are all in JoshBurt’s head. The man has had a history of hamstring problems and Wenger gambled on playing him too soon from injury and surprise he got injured. Get off it.

  • JoshBurt // November 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Omar, it’s always nice to have a popular blog, and hits are king. But, above that, I think there’s an actual point of discussion here. I take it that you blame his legs?

  • mustard // November 30, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Don’t be ridiculous – he loves the club. Why would he want to line up alongside Messi, Xavi and Iniesta, when he has a VERY good chance of winning THE CARLING CUP this season?

  • rvp15 // November 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    One interesting fact to ponder before jumping to conclusions – It appears to me that Fabregas is missing more and more playing time, as he gets older. It would be interesting to know how many games he’s missed over each of the last 5 seasons.

    Common Spoiler…do the maths.

  • Tim // November 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    This is a tough one. His touch is still there this season, but he definitely seems a bit off the pace. Would he rather be on the bench with Mascherano? Perhaps.

    I think that his fitness is certainly the issue, as he is constantly slowing the pace down with his dribbling away from defenders. He was never the fastest player, which is a known fact, but with the injury issues I think that he is a ways off.

  • fourstar // November 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    He’s clearly not fit. This latest tweak means he may as well be given a good month off – even if we don’t have him back for the United game, Nasri is on sparkling form and a direct replacement.

    If his head isn’t with Arsenal, he wouldn’t play at all; however, you can see the disappointment when he doesn’t make the killer pass or is unable to get on the end of a 1-2.

    So no, he’s not wanting away, and yes Wenger rushed him back – and let’s wait until the New Year to see what he can really offer.

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