Monday, July 25, 2011

Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri Ought To Stay

Arsenal's highly coveted midfielders Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas will stay at the Emirates regardless of what people in the know think.

According to reports in Italy the duo will settle for Inter Milan and Ac Milan respectively when the time comes. However, the logic behind the argument has a faulty premise given that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger alike, value both superstars in excess of £80m. A valuation that sends shivers down the spines of both Italian teams and cash-strapped spanish giants Barcelona, who could not pay for the services of Alexis Sanchez in one fell swoop prompting rumours of La Caixa's ability to fund their much hyped DNA transplant.

Wenger's latest stance on Cesc's situation makes it even more interesting unlike his comments about fellow Frenchman Samir Nasri, whose future at the North London outfit could be likened to walking a tightrope without safety equipments. Which begs the question: 'How good are our want-aways without the likes of battling individuals like Jack Wilshire and Alex Song' - both midfielders strive to keep the ball within the whims of our playmakers, who it seems are bent on taking advantage of the club's period of financial stringency to further their various causes.

The highly publicised arrival of Fabregas in Spain is merely wishful thinking, and a well calculated attempt by the suitor to unsettle the player at his current club, and hopefully derail the intentions of other bidders that are financially capable of sending a signal of intent to their competitors with the outright signing of the 24-year-old Spaniard. Forget the incessant talk of winning trophies, which some of us think is the yardstick for measuring a club's successs. The financial well-being of any club determines how well and equally how far it will go in the long run.

It is common knowledge that both players are better off at the Emirates, and the earlier they accept the coach's commendable appeasement offer - the better for our chances of ending our trophy drought and effectively putting an end to this dramatis personae currently practicing on our home turf.