Former Gunners striker wants decision on £38m deal

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Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has called on Arsene Wenger to make a decision over Cesc Fabregas’ future, so the matter can finally be resolved after years of speculation and rumours.

Today Pedro became the lastest Barcelona star to get involved in the Fabregas transfer saga, telling reporters that the players were hopeful that the Gunners skipper would make the move.

"We are all looking forward to see if he joins the club, we get on well together with the national team," Pedro said.


"He would adapt quickly as he has great quality. We know he is in a difficult situation, but hopefully the issue will be finished soon."

And Hartson, who played for Arsenal in the mid-nineties, believes that solving the issue quickly will be just as important for Arsenal as for Barcelona, with the money able to be used on purchasing new players who want to be there.

“Wenger can go out before the window shuts and get players who would sweat blood to play for Arsenal,” Hartson told Talksport.

“This has been going on for two or three years, not two or three months.

“I don’t think his form was as good as it could have been [last season]. He was a shadow of the Fabregas we all know.

“He’s meant to be captain and he’s meant to be the leader but his performances have dropped. He wants to go home, he’s said that to Arsene Wenger on many occasions.

“Barcelona are a magnificent club so if Arsenal can get the right offer for him, £38-40million, that’s a good deal.”

Arsenal will no doubt be considering whether to give in to Barcelona and sell their star man, though Wenger has been adamant that he will keep Fabregas in London for as long as possible.

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