“With Arsenal 17 points behind leaders Manchester United in the Premier League with 12 games left, Cesc Fabregas’s assertion that it is “not realistic” for the Gunners to win the title was a statement of the bleeding obvious. But the Spanish midfielder, who is hoping to return in April from a long-term knee injury, insisted a Champions League place is attainable. Arsenal, in fifth, are six points off that pace.
At the moment we would not be intelligent to be looking right to the top of the league,” he said. “Now we have to make sure we put a run of wins together and don’t lose more points.
“Chelsea and Aston Villa [in third and fourth] will drop points, of that I am sure, and that is why we need to be ready to capitalise at the right time. We need to be sure that we take the chances we will get because it is really important for next season.”
Arsenal have played in Europe’s top club competition every year for more than a decade, which has played a part in a success story that has extended well beyond the pitch. The latest positive chapter came yesterday with news that Arsenal’s pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of November 2008 had risen £4.5m to £24.5m.
Well i came accross this article and it seemed positive to hear what the Spanishmen had to say about the rest of the progress in this season, but it made me think, him being so concerned does it seem he has a future at Arsenal. People are constantly worrying about weather or not our world class midfielder will make a departure this summer.
It was joyful indeed to hear that his willing to fight and maintain the Champions league spot for next season, hoping that he will still be apart of it next year.
Does this mean he will stay? Lets just hope he sticks to his guns, we will get there in the end and bring home silverware.
Gooner of the Goonerforum