by Walter Broeckx
There is something strange going on in the media in the UK. With the hype surrounding Cesc Fabregas they acted in a way that I never have seen before.
From the Spanish point of view it us a bit reasonable what they are trying to do. They just want to bring their own little kid home. We can and we must be angry and despise them for their behaviour but for them it is just the matter of bringing Cesc back to Barcelona so they can embrace him and give them the love they want to give.
That they are tools in the manipulating hands of Barcelona is just part of their daily job. Those who pay you tell you what to write.
If we go to the Arsenal blog land it is another matter. Some bloggers completely lost it and believed every word that whorenalist Ballegue wrote. Do they know that this person makes this prediction every transfer window? If not then they should try to think first before they believe something and take it on as if it was written in the bible. If they did know then they had to be more careful before writing it over and over again. I must say that to me relief there still were a good deal of writers who had not lost their common sense immediately.
Those who went on to blame the manager now already for the leaving of Cesc were utterly ridiculous and those who were writing nasty words about Cesc were despicable. How can you write something about a person about an event that has not happened? Some people even wished Wenger a painful disease. I must say the lowest of the low have made themselves visible.
So to the real Arsenal bloggers out there I just would ask to use their head before they write something down instead of jumping on the Barcelona bandwagon and by doing so even risking that our captain will leave even sooner than expected. For the not real Arsenal bloggers I can only say: get a life somewhere and do something useful with your live.
But now on the English media. The way they jumped on this story was like flies on a fresh dog shit. They even made photo shop pictures of Arsenal being the Titanic and Cesc leaving the Titanic. This was to suggest Arsenal was a sinking ship and that even the captain was leaving. First of all Arsenal is not a sinking ship. No, I think it is the only ship in the EPL that is sailing on a good course now. Other ships like Liverpool and Manchester United are already very close to an ice mountain but they don’t know it yet. But no according to the media Arsenal is a sinking ship and its most important player is leaving.
Now wait a minute. Did they make the same picture now Torres and Rooney also are linked with Barcelona? Well, I didn’t see it anyway. So why the difference in the way they treat us and the way they treat those other teams and players?
I wrote an article a few months ago that the media hated us and this was to harsh according to some people who commented. No, I think I was spot on and the hype they made of these reports from Spain only confirmed my idea.
They way they picked it up and rolled over each other to tell that Cesc was leaving, without delivering any evidence was like a gift from heaven. Because the media have their own agenda. They hate us and they will do anything to sink us. Even if this means they have to make their own ice mountain.
By repeating these story’s from Spain they wanted to sell newspapers, that’s for sure. But also they saw it as a chance to weaken the Arsenal, and if I look around me it seemed to have work. If I read the comments some people wrote, it was certainly effective.
They just want to undermine the position not only of Wenger but also of Cesc himself. That the media want Wenger out is not new. They take every opportunity to make him look ridiculous. They twist and turn his words and make up quotes he never said, and then write “ha ha ha” at the end.
Let’s face it he is French and for some part of the media this still is enough. The boss is stronger than this so he just ignores them. I hope that once he writes his memoires he will settle some accounts.
But the media also undermine the position of Cesc. And we have seen this before. And that time it was because of the player in question was, to stay it in a friendly way, a bit dumb by letting us know everyday how good he was and how he wanted to play for Inter, AC Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, and so on. The media also jumped on to this and wrote about it every day. And at the end of the day he had to stay with us because Wenger did not want to let him go and nobody really wanted him for his price tag. But came the first games and what happened: a part of the supporters turned against him, booed him. And something was broken.
So the media hope to do the same trick again. They keep throwing oil on the fire in the hope that some fans say: “Well if he doesn’t think we are not good enough no more, we don’t want him anymore.” And could you imagine that there will be some idiots who will boo Cesc when he comes out the tunnel as our captain? Then the result will be that he surely will go in the next summer.
So I can only call on the common sense of the Arsenal fans. Because so far Cesc has done nothing wrong THAT WE KNOW. He has said that at one day he would love to play for Barcelona. Well this is something we know for years. He just repeated it and this was maybe not the smartest move but we all know how the Spanish press is always jumping on him to say something about Barcelona. But in telling the world that he one day will go back to his home is not something to give him bad names or to pick on him.
But let us not forget the foul play the media is engaged in. They try to get Cesc out of the Emirates and are willing to do anything to get this done. Cheating, lying, and all the normal stuff they do. They now seem to crawl back a bit and admit that there is nothing really going on for the moment as they can not deliver any proof of what they are saying. But they will bring this up as long as is needed to destroy Arsenal, Wenger and Cesc. They are trying to devide the Arsenal supporters in 2 different camps, and are very well succeeding in it.
So the only thing I can ask for is to be calm and just wait. Let us not give the media the pleasure of bringing our club down. At the moment of writing this nothing has been finalised or arranged.
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