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Fabregas expected to attend Members Day function

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has resumed light training with the rest of his team-mates this week, just days before the club hold their annual Members Day function on Thursday which the Spaniard is expected to attend. 

The open training session – which is annually held at Emirates Stadium – allows Gooners to watch manager Arsène Wenger put his players through their paces as they get into shape for the forthcoming season.

Fabregas, 24, has been the subject of a long-running transfer saga with former team Barcelona wanting to sign the player they nurtured as a youngster.

A troublesome hamstring problem is still causing the midfielder problems ahead of the new Premier League season, meaning he’s not yet fit enough physically to be involved in the training matches at Members Day – although he’s expected to still attend.

This news comes shortly after Radio Marca claimed that Barcelona made a final offer of £36million for Fabregas, which includes add-ons and £5million from the players reported wage cut.

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mike
10 years ago

if he cant be bothered to train then we will know if hes to stay or go.

desmond
desmond
10 years ago

Hope that Cesc can make some concrete announcement whether he stay or leave. If he choose leave that might just be a farewell to him. Then we can go all out to sign Mata before the team leave for benfica match. May good bless some good news for all of us include some defensive signing.

davegooner
davegooner
10 years ago

According to Radio Marca, the imminent bid, after add-ons, is only £2.6m short of the Arsenal asking price. I say accept and move on!!!

ed
ed
10 years ago

My prediction: I think Cesc will be sold for the mooted 37m quid (32m up front + add-ons) just to get the situation sorted out, and when Wenger tries to low-ball Valencia for Mata and drag the transfer out to save a quid, the lad will end up going elsewhere (to Inter to replace Man Utd-bound Wesley Sneijder?)for a team willing to cough up right away to get the player integrated. Wenger will then throw a huge contract offer to Nasri in a panic as time runs out, but he will turn it down and see out his final year… Read more »

pastaface
pastaface
10 years ago

– That’s not a prediction it almost a fact!!!
We should of bought these guys ages ago before selling Cesc!

Sam
Sam
10 years ago

Fed up to the eye teeth of all things arsenal to be honest. There is very little for us to be that happy about. We are going into the season with the same problems that existed at the end of last season. Wenger needs to show some intent or fuck off. It’s all very well balancing the books and taking the moral high ground by being financially stable but it will not win us trophies. The team is about 3 quality players from really challenging. I must admit Afobe looked good and i would like to see him involved, but… Read more »

DEL
DEL
10 years ago

Yeah will go to the party. He will party with us but not play for us. His injury does not effect his dancing. That is his choice. If he wants to go to Barcelona, well fare enough he has been a good player for us. But why, why doesn’t Barcelona pay the money we want for him and what he is worth?

pierrejones
pierrejones
10 years ago

Is really did want to keep Cesc and was hoping Barca didnt stump up the fee! Oh well Chow Francesco, its been emotional!
Why are we getting so hyped about Mata he is good but if we loose cesc we need Hazard or the two would just be Game Over!!!

DEL
DEL
10 years ago

The most expensive pie at a premier league club is at Arsenal £4
The most expensive ticket is at Arsenal £100

Abidesu oluwatoyin kayode

Up gunners,Arsene Wenger should leave cesc if he wish to leave, cesc is an ingrate because he couldn’t remember what arsenal has done for him, if he could think quite alright, he would have known by this time that he (cesc) mean nothing to barca and if he mean alot they (barca) would have not sold him from the onset,and by now he should try to decide whether he will leave or not. Then wenger should stop biznesizing with the fans because he’s driving us nought.He should go to his home country and die if so he wishes and if… Read more »

thenry
thenry
10 years ago

o most of the fans on here who keep blaming WENGER for transfer deals collapsing should understand that Wenger does not negotiate contracts or prices. after the george graham scandal no Arsenal manager is involved in the transfer of players. he identifies the players and then its cheif executive and FD that go and negotiate. if anyone is to blame for transfer breakdowns and stupid negotiating tactics then its ivan gazidis and the rest of the team. we lost di maria cos the idiot before gazidis decided to not increase the figure by 2 million when Wenger had told them… Read more »

sprayandsponge
sprayandsponge
10 years ago

Cant believe this news what with all his injury worries probably breakdown again at the autograph table and leave early to catch corrie

GunnerMacedonia
GunnerMacedonia
10 years ago

@thenry: is there a way every single shitty person from the staff to be sacked? who decides? can the fans do anything about it?

ty
ty
10 years ago

why do we have idiotic fans whining about buying mata to replace fabregas. I hope you guys have done enough research to no that mata is more of winger than a CM. So no facts first before you open your mouth morons.

Marcus
Marcus
10 years ago

@ed: Wow, I agree completely. It is entirely conceivable that AW will try and fail at making any new signings before the deadline. He will then tell his detractors that they made an attempt, and that they were “close” but alas, Arsenal cannot compete financially with the other powers. We will standby our superior business acumen, be proud of the Arsenal way, and finish 4th along the way. If MU get Snejder, they have to be considered favorites. Chelsea and MC will vie for second and third. We will fight (and hopefully beat Tottenham and Pool) for fourth place. The… Read more »

Kamiel
Kamiel
10 years ago

@DEL:
Somebody’s been reading yahoo news I see..

eve
eve
10 years ago

well as cesc is attending members day, its a great time for us to show him how much more he is loved and needed at arsenal than he is by barca, we want this saga to end, we put up with all the shit from the barca players, NOW! it is time we spoke up about our captain, we all know that 99.9% of us want him/need him to stay with us. SHOW HIM, its our last chance!!!!!

mike hogan
mike hogan
10 years ago

It’s needs to be said that even Chelski and Man Utd have all had failed bids for players and yes, it must be harder for Arsenal because we do not have their funds. But look at Liverpool and all they spent and they are loosing friendlies. So, my fellow Gooners relax. Business will be done and if not thats the joy of being a supporter. There are only 4 trophies to be won and who would have thought this time last season we would have done well to a point. So, less of the Wenger hating, it only makes others… Read more »

Aussie Jack
Aussie Jack
10 years ago

It really isn`t a matter of `should he`?, `shouldn`t he`? it`s just that it`s dragged on so long. Barcelona have held Arsenal to ransom which, intentional or not, has had some destabilising effects on the club, especially their supporters. It looks like we are going to run to the wire (Aug.31st) and unless we accept the price on the table as a minimum and recruit on the assumption he`s no longer with us we`re going miss out. Whether he stays or leaves doesn`t affect the defencive department and nothing has happened as yet.

Hammmmy
Hammmmy
10 years ago

It is a disgrace to fabragas that barcelona themselves stated that sanchez was a more important signing than fabragas. It also pees me of that they offer around the the range of 29million when in truth with players like aguero and torres are so much more. The truth is any sane club would offer around 54 million for one of the best youngest midfielders in the world who has won the. World cup.

chuck
chuck
10 years ago

what we need is a new defense coach in all fairness last season people called for wenger to buy defenders and he did koscielny and squillaci most of you applauded the decision and it seemed to be going good until thingz went awry in the carling cup and it was downhill from then on, the defenders are not bad at all i think its the way the team approaches defending as a whole thats a big issue for me there was time during the first half of 09/10 season that we imposed the man marking system with players putting pressure… Read more »

Madsman
Madsman
10 years ago

Every time I think of the “fabregas saga” I imagine Harry potter in an arsenal shirt talking a slightly French version of dumbledore. Perhaps a bit off subject but it cheers me up nonetheless. And maybe this is a similar tale in terms of wise old man and prodigious young talent. It saddens me that I am now tired of cesc being at arsenal. I feel almost desperate for the day to come when he’s on the back page in then Catalan jersey. I’m sure when it happens I’ll be upset but right now the whole process of negotiating, haggling… Read more »

stevetop gun
stevetop gun
10 years ago

@mike hogan:

mick man utd are about 450 mil in the red but let the banks keep leting them spend and spend if it was a small team the league would have come down hard on them

damstar
damstar
10 years ago

Hi Chris, wat is your Fantasy Premier League 2011/12 code? I was the winner last season but you still yet to reward me :D…cheers

chuck
chuck
10 years ago

let Fabregas go im tired of the stupid speculation whether he goes for 35 or 40 million who cares we make a major profit on him regardless so let him go he did serve us well the past couple of seasons if he is unhappy the club owes it him to just let him go than to keep him and have him sulking for yet another season and playing averagely when we could have someone come in and step up

GunnerMacedonia
GunnerMacedonia
10 years ago

we play udinese, should be interesting, but i have no doubt we will qualify

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