Do Arsenal need Cesc Fabregas?
Arsenal opinion: After reports linked the Spaniard with a return to the Emirates, we take a look at where he might fit in to this Arsenal team
The Spaniard is a fan favourite amongst the Arsenal faithful, but after we reported his availability, where would he fit in amongst the current crop of players?
Fabregas left Arsenal in the summer of 2011 for Barcelona in a £35 million deal. The move came after months of speculation and media-pressure from Barcelona players.
After struggling to establish himself ahead of Xavi and Sergio Busquets in the starting line-up the former Arsenal captain is apparently ready to give up on his catalan dream and return to north London.
The player has just become a father and is reportedly keen to raise the child in London and has already purchased a London-based home.
Currently, Wenger uses a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 system, which allows for three central midfielders, currently being filled by the likes of Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky. Coquelin looks to be moving away from the first team as opposed the closer to it and Abou Diaby’s injury has left his future in doubt.
Santi Cazorla has moved from his central position and has been playing on the wing recently.
So where would Fabregas fit in? Ramsey's displays in recent matches have been excellent with energetic, tireless displays. The Welshman is finally finding his best form again following his leg-break. Fabregas once admitted on one occasion that he had nightmares over Ramsey taking his starting sport in the team
In the summer, there looks to be a midfield clearout, with Denilson, Craig Eastmond and Andrey Arshavin set to leave. There is also a strong likelihood that Thomas Eisfeld, Emmanuel Frimpong and maybe even Coquelin will go out on loan as they aren't in the first-team picture much as it stands.
To fit Fabregas in, would Rosicky have to leave, or would Wenger opt to play Wilshere on the left-wing? There is also the possibility of him jumping straight into the team ahead of Arteta, which would be harsh considering the fine form he has displayed.
Although many fans would love to see their former captain return to the Emirates, the transfer can not be considered a priority for Wenger as the midfield area looks the most competitive at the club. Time and money could be better spent in other areas.
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