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Cesc Fabregas: Just a luxury buy for Arsenal?

The exit signs at Barcelona are becoming clearer with time for local boy Cesc Fabregas, and already the vultures have started circling around the Camp Nou for acquiring the talented Spaniard. The media has already reported figures of around £35million to £45million being likely to be spent in order to land the 27 year old star, and it seems that Manchester United are the most interested candidate in the rat race, after being rejected in their pursuit ;Uof Bayern Munich players – Thomas Müller and Tony Kroos.

However, Arsenal have the first option in case an official bid comes for Fabregas and there is much talk in the media that the former Gunner can be set for a return to the Emirates Stadium. But a major doubt remains over the impact that this move can have on the team’s advancement. Fabregas is beyond doubt an extremely talented player, but his requirement is a huge question mark in the rick Arsenal defence which boasts of players like Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, and Tomas Rosicky who are quite capable in the attacking midfield positions, and have created an extremely formidable partnership at the heart of the Arsenal midfield. Cesc Fabregas will find it really hard to fit in the Arsenal set up which has changed a lot since his departure.

The major argument in favour of the Fabregas transfer is the psychological impact that the transfer will have on the North London club. The energy in the Gunners after the Ozil transfer was palpable, and though the player provided a less than satisfactory performance in the season, the impetus was a bit responsible for the club’s success in the league and also their first trophy win in nine years. Fabregas was a much loved member of the club, and his return can be a huge mental boost to the side that are looking to win their first Premier League title since 2004. So, a return for Cesc to his former club will be an emotional boost, but the question is “Is he really needed”?

The return of Fabregas to Emirates will surely result into the exclusion of a current midfielder from the starting line up, and it will not be a healthy sign for the squad. The Gunners already have talents like Zelalem and Gnabry waiting for their time in the spotlight, and tried and tested talents like Ox and Theo Walcott fighting for starting line up slots. The only way to accommodate Fabregas in the current squad is to see Lukas Podolski leave the club, but with the ongoing link ups with Remy, Vela and Benzema, Podolski is already expected to move on.

Cesc Fabregas is not doubt an exceptional talent, but as of now, he seems to be just a luxury buy for the Gunners if they decide to go ahead with the transfer.

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