Gunners legend demands talisman sale

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Arsenal legend Perry Groves says Arsene Wenger should cash in on Cesc Fabregas to buy some natural leaders this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The club's lack of leadership is seen as many as the reason behind their demise in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Wenger's refusal to make a big signing in the January transfer window has come under huge criticism, and Groves believes the club should sell Fabregas to fund a squad re-build.

“If Barcelona come in for Cesc Fabregas at the end of the season, if you get 40 or 50 million for him, I’d actually let him go," said Groves.


"Then spend that 40, 50 million on two players you need because Nasri can play in the centre of three, he’s outstanding there for France, Jack Wilshere has emerged and Aaron Ramsey’s coming in.

“I think Cesc Fabregas mentally there’s a little bit of him that still wants to go to Barcelona and if that’s the case then say, ‘thanks Cesc, you’ve been a terrific player for us’ and you can use that money like Liverpool did with Torres and spend it on the side.”

Fabregas has been consistently linked with a move to Barcelona, but pledged his future to Arsenal last summer after months of speculation.

The Gunners slipped further behind in the title race after a draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

And Wenger is under pressure to invest in the Arsenal squad, with Gary Cahill, Scott Parker and Mark Schwarzer all linked with a move to the club.

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