Wenger speaks on possibility of complaint against Barca

Arsene Wenger acknowledges that some statements from Barcelona’s camp concerning Fabregas’ link to the Catalan club have been out-of-order, but he is not going to make any complaint to football’s governing body about it.

Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol and Pique have all strongly expressed their interest in having Arsenal’s skipper join them at the Camp Nou and recently forced a Barca shirt on Fabregas during Spain’s World Cup celebrations.

Most Arsenal fans feel Barcelona, from former president Juan Laporta to new head Sandro Rossell and its current players have done enough to be subject to a ‘tapping up’ complaint to FIFA by Arsenal.

But Wenger intends to ignore the Catalans’ behaviour in their continued pursuit of Fabregas. 

“I believe that Arsene deserves respect. Their players make some statements and jokes, we can do exactly the same, but I believe we have to live with that and we do not have to complain too much.”

“It is important that we focus on the targets we have together. There is a very great attitude inside the squad and Cesc Fabregas can help us achieve these targets.”

“He’s now at an age, 23 years old, he’s just won the World Cup and I believe he will improve next season. The biggest achievement for him is to help us win the championship (Premier League).”

The Gunners’ boss also reiterated Arsenal’s commitment to the future of the club’s captain

“If you look at the length of his contract, you will see that it is five or six years to go. That means when we sign a contract for a long period, it means we are committed to the player no matter what happens – to pay him and to keep him.”

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15 thoughts on “Wenger speaks on possibility of complaint against Barca

  1. I never expected him to leave, I just wish Wenger would show some ambition in the transfer market to make him want to stay.

  2. What’s not ambitious about spending 20m on CBs in the last 12 months.

    15m on Arshavin 18 months ago.

    15m on Nasri 2 years ago.

    Stop listening to the media and “fan” sites like ‘Arsehole action’ who believe every player must be bought for 30m to be considered good.

      1. Hell yeah, Imma keep going damnit!

        What’s not ambitious about building the best training ground in the country a decade ago.

        What’s not ambitious about building the best stadium in the country a few years ago.

        What’s not amibitous about planning to develop the best players in the world rather than spending 30m on them when they hit 25 years of age.

        What’s not ambitious about deciding to try and win the premier league and champions league every year rather than the Milk/coca cola/worthington/yids cup.

        What’s not ambitious about signing Rosicky, RVP, Arshavin and Cesc for the same price (30m) as Chelsea payed for Shevchenko or Man Utd paid for Veron.
        You ask any Man utd or Chelsea fan who they’d rather have right now:
        Rosicky, RVP, Arshavin and Cesc OR Veron.
        Rosicky, RVP, Arshavin and Cesc OR Shevchenko.

        I know who I’d rather have.

  3. I don’t give a rats ass how much it costs we just need to buy another quality CB or two before this window closes. Four out and one in so far this summer makes us scary thin in back. There’s just no way around it.

  4. Acouple of weeks ago I said that the players and Top Brass at Barca were engaged in a suttle “Tapping game” Good somone else has noticed it. I would luv to see Barca punnished in someway. However I do think the Manager (Wenger) is right at this time to take the HIGHROAD. Next year WELL!!!!!!

  5. I’m beginning to think that this whole Barca/Fab discourse is all smoke and mirrors. Let’s face it, good or bad publicity is still publicity. Has anyone considered the possibility that Arsenal and Barcelona are just engaging in a little friendly rivalry? Just to keep their respective clubs names in the media.

  6. I propose that Arsenal fans World wide post letters once a week for the next four weeks to UEFA & FIFA complaining about Barcelona FC’s ‘tapping up’ of Cesc Fabregas. Also post a letter just once to Arsenal FC requesting that they formally complain to UEFA & FIFA. I have drawn up 3 template letters that I will email to willing participants. All you need to do is type in your own Name & Address before printing off & posting. Momentum will be boosted by you forwarding the email to every one of your Arsenal FC fan family & friends, encouraging them to participate.
    The aim of repetitive letters is to create an Admin headache for UEFA & FIFA with thousands of letters received from all over the world & display the strength of feeling from Arsenal FC fans. The purpose of the single letter to Arsenal FC is again to display the strength of feeling from us fans.
    My email address for this campaign from where I will email you the letter templates is …….. ArsenalFansHateBarcelonaFC@gmail.com

  7. Typical. The feelings of the supporters ignored!
    Getting a bit hacked off with this now, lied too about signings so I’d renew my season ticket and this whole Cesc – Farca debacle.
    When will they learn, WE are the club not them!

    1. They’re not ignoring the feelings of the supporters. Barcelona haven’t done anything unlawful until/if Cesc “breaches his contract”. Until then, any complaint will fall on deaf ears as there’s no law broken.

  8. Spending huge sums of money guarantees nothing – look at Real Madrid and Man City – you buy the players you need that offer the qualities you want – the price might be 20 million or 50K. You only have to look at Berbatov, Aquilani, Keane, Veron, Bent et al to know that money does not buy success…….

  9. As disgusting as the varoius comments from the Barca camp are,there is nothing that Arsenal can about them,other than ignore them alltogether.The club has made it’s position very clear,Cesc is not for sale,so the noise in the marketplace is of no consequence.Looking forward,the manager has stated that he is actively searching for additional defensive reinforcements before the start of the season,and i welcome his commitment in this regard.Hope the weekend games for the Emirates Cup will be enjoyable.

  10. I am getting really pissed at Cesc Fabregas. Please Arsene let him go; next year he will be loaned to Newcastle from Barcelona. Please Arsene sell Cesc for money + Marquez!

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