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Why Wenger would be wise to give these former Arsenal stars the Fabregas treatment

Date: 18th June 2014 at 6:46pm
Written by Christy Malyan

You certainly wouldn't be wrong to think Arsene Wenger was foolish to pass on a world-class midfielder in Cesc Fabregas for just £30million. That's nearly a third of how much Real Madrid splashed out on Gareth Bale less than twelve months ago. Heck, it's the same amount Manchester United spent on Mourane Fellaini. Thus, you certainly wouldn't be wrong to think that Le Professeur has let just Arsenal's best transfer opportunity of the summer slip idly by into the hands of the old enemy, Jose Mourinho. But there are still two more fantastic deals on the table for the North Londoners this summer, coincidentally enough involving two former Gunners - Carlos Vela and Alex Song. The ex-Arsenal duo may not compare to Fabregas' established quality, but they echo his value-for-money; as part of the deal that saw him move to Real Sociedad permanently two summers ago, Vela is available to Arsenal for just £3.5million through a buy-back clause, whilst after making just 38 league appearances in the space of two seasons at Barcelona, Song is being window-shopped this summer for around half of the £15million fee the Gunners accepted for him in 2012. In my opinion, Wenger would be wise to act upon both cut-price transfer opportunities ... Read More


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