Cesc: Why Arsenal can’t afford to let RVP quit

Coughing and spluttering into my cornflakes this morning as I peruse the papers for snippets of news about God’s Own. Reason for my sibilation? A certain Cesc Fabregas holding court with the Press boys on all things RVP after the England-Spain game.

But in fairness once you get past the shock-horror-RVP-must-quit-Gunners headlines, our former skipper seems to simply be being honest.

The quotes have emerged today and go something like this: “I don’t know if they will keep him. It is his decision. At his age, if he wants to move it will be his last chance and if he wants to stay he will stay and retire at Arsenal.”

The Sun and Mail point out that RVP has just 18 months left on his current deal with the club and Cesc says we can’t let him go. He added: “We will see what he decides but he’s been very loyal to Arsenal for a few years. He is a key player, the fans love him.

“He is the role model of Arsenal, the star player and they cannot afford to lose him. He is having an amazing season. Hopefully he will be fit for the whole season. Unfortunately when I was there, he never enjoyed a whole season without injury.”

Meanwhile, the papers carry a story saying Lukasz Fabianski may go out on loan to help his chances of getting to Euro 2012 with Poland. Manuel Almunia has already spent time on loan at West Ham and asked if he could do the same, Fabianski  said: “Yes, maybe.I had a chat with the boss a few days ago and it was quite an intensive one.

“It was me who asked to speak although we will have a few more chats.I want my situation to be resolved in the nearest future because I want to play at Euro 2012.I hope Wenger will understand me and we find a solution. I want to play for Arsenal but if not, I will have to go somewhere else, even if it is on loan.”

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