It's ok. We still love you. Come home, Cesc. Come home.
Occasionally, we'll get disgruntled former Arsenal players in the press, annoyed about how they don't play as much as they did at Arsenal. Usually it's people like Emmanuel Adebayor, or Alex Hleb, or Alex Song (ed--not just yet), but now it's Cesc Fabregas who's unhappy at the amount of playing time he's not getting:
There's no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football - I couldn't tell you what makes a great substitute.
I always wish my team-mates well and put a happy face on. If I have to take my unhappy face home then so be it, but I would never let my team-mates or manager see it.
I've always said that I play for the best team in the world, but I came here to compete, to learn and enjoy, not to sit racking my brains.
Now, this doesn't mean that Fabregas is demanding a transfer, but, if he continues to sit on the bench, such a move could materialize. Arsenal hold a first-option should Fabregas be sold, and I'm sure Arsene Wenger would love for his former captain return, especially as wear and tear, and Fabregas' Arsenal DNA would devalue the price of said transfer.
I for one would be ecstatic, both on an emotional level and on a practical level. A midfield of Fabregas, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky might never give the ball away, and it'd also give Arsenal lots of depth. Fabregas is a special player, one of the best in the world, and playing him with Cazorla and Arteta is mouth-watering.
There's also the fact that Cesc Fabregas was my favourite player at Arsenal, even when Thierry Henry and Robert Pires were at the club, and I love him dearly. Also, it'd be nice to get him off Barcelona, and if the player wants to return home to North London, I don't see why Barcelona should stop him, especially as he has Arsenal DNA.
I think it's fair to say I'm really excited for Thomas Vermaelen, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla talking about Cesc's Arsenal DNA over the coming months.
COME HOME CESC I STILL LOVE YOU ALL WILL BE FORGIVEN JUST COME HOME.