Cesc Fabregas is set for move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Chelsea interested, according to reports.
However, Arsenal have apparently pulled out of the race for their former midfielder and are not going to exercise his buy back option. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is wrong to do this and should buy back the Spaniard.
Fabregas is an Arsenal legend and for the Gunners fans to potentially see the Spanish midfielder in a Chelsea shirt will be a tough pill to swallow. Wenger must also not allow a player of Fabregas' calibre to strengthen a direct rival.
Moreover, Fabregas can provide healthy competition for record signing Mesut Ozil. This can only be good for a squad which aims to compete on all four fronts. Last season, Ozil struggled with tiredness, with 33-year-old Tomas Rosicky the only natural cover. Fabregas, who's best position is as an attacking midfielder, could easily take some weight off the German's shoulders next season and inject some youth into the midfield.
Fabregas is only 27 and could easily take over the club captaincy off Thomas Vermaelen, who has struggled with form ever since being given the task. Fabregas is a former Arsenal captain and will bring leadership into the team, where it is currently severely lacking.
The Spanish midfielder has had a relatively successful time at Barcelona, despite seeking an exit. He has made over 150 appearances, scoring 42 goals and providing 48 assists. He has played a number of positions, even as a forward. Fabregas can play as a number 10 and as a deep lying playmaker.
Fabregas has always publicly stated his love for Arsenal and would jump at the chance to rejoin the club ahead of Chelsea and United. Fabregas made over 300 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 58 goals and providing 98 assists making his return a no brainer.
Furthermore the Spain international would not be an unnecessary signing for Arsenal. Bringing back the former star will lift the Arsenal fans and the club as a whole. He would provide competition, squad depth, youth, versatility and most importantly leadership which is badly needed in this Arsenal team who folded in big games last season.
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