It's been over 3 years since Cesc Fabregas played his last game for Arsenal; it was a 2-1 loss to Bolton. He left for his hometown of Barcelona, where, before anyone cared where he played soccer, he was just a kid. In Northeast Spain, nothing is given. Everything is earned. Or something like that.
He wanted to win we were told.
But he won't play! We responded (correctly).
He'll fit in perfectly they said.
But where exactly? We exclaimed (correctly).
The weather, the tabloids, the women, the food, the culture - they're are all better in Spain!
But... but...yeah ok fine.
In between watching perhaps the best team I will see in my lifetime I watched him on the bench, desperate for a frown, a twitch, something that I could point to. Something that would let me know that maybe he regretted his decision. That's all I really wanted.
I know, I thought, he won't play in El Clasico, and that's when I can move on. He came on in the 80th minute, Barcelona lost 2-1.
But then he started playing, and then he scored a few goals, and then they won the league, and then they won everything. He looked happy. Ouch.
Time will fix this, and it did. I was happy for him. He was right, Arsenal was a sinking ship. He'll always be a gooner.
Until he wasn't.
What in the holy christ fuck is he doing back in England and with goddamn Chelsea with goddamn Mourinho and Drogba, and, jesus! And don't come at me with this, "Arsenal didn't want him" bullshit. First of all Arsenal have a right to pass on him, I'm glad they did (no I'm not), and that's not what happened anyway. If he's capable of forcing himself onto Barcelona, and he'll take a pay cut to do it, and he'll swim the Mediterranean just to get there, then if he really wanted to come back he would have. It wasn't about competitiveness when he left because athletes in their prime want to contribute - he was the captain of a Champions League team in Englad at 24! His first games were with an Arsenal team that went undefeated in the league! It turns out we were right, he was wrong.
And that's why you should boo him. Because with this it's not often you're right, but this time you were.
So let him cross it to an offside John Terry, which of course won't be flagged, of course, it's Chelsea. And let him hug all up on Willian, and Terry, and let Mourinho keep trolling Arsenal fans since he's still mad that Pellegrini trolled him with Lampard earlier in the year - thanks for that by the way - and hopefully Fabs has some advice for Costa and his Van-Persie-hamstrings. To hell with it all.