They say in life that you can go off people really quickly and that has certainly been the case for me with Xavi Hernandez.
The Spanish player is someone I have admired from afar for some time now and is arguably the best ball player in the world at the moment in time. The problem is that you sense he probably knows it as well and the arrogant Spaniard clearly believes he has every right to speak out and enforce his views on everyone; no matter who it upsets in the process. Nobody has tried to unsettle Cesc Fabregas and Arsenal more than him and his latest outburst today has done little to repair relations. Unfortunately he doesn’t share the same class as his manager Pep Guardiola who defended Arsenal’s decision to retain Cesc and decided to leave a parting shot instead:
Xavi said: “We’ve given up on the idea of him arriving now, but maybe he’ll come in January when Arsenal are out of the Premier League title race.
“Their team is just not competitive.” (Sun)
I doubt there is a player in world football that is more hated around the Emirates than the Barcelona playmaker at present. The sheer lack of respect and regard for our football club is a disgrace and it’s such a shame that the games governing bodies continue to turn a blind eye to the antics of the Barcelona players this summer. While Xavi is obviously upset that Cesc has remained at the Emirates, at the same time he should realise that he isn’t doing his friend any favours by continuing to talk about the situation, especially as Fabregas has to face the Arsenal supporters week in, week out. Xavi clearly has no shame and he has certainly gone down in my estimation this summer and I for one would welcome Barcelona in the Champions League on again, just for the opportunity to let him know what I think of him and his loosely lipped teammates.
Written By Billy Pearson