I think the whole fabregas back to barcelona is a rumour. If you think about it, it doesnt seem like a plausible move for both sides. Arsenal and especially Wenger are not going to let go of their captain.
Furthermore, Barcelona do not really need another pivot. Granted the young fellow is a great player and his skill will keep increasing with time, the pivot midfielders are Barcelona's speciality, considering they keep producing a quality one every couple of years. Its like selling a carrot back to a carrot farmer.
If either xavi or iniesta somehow randomly die or disappear, then paying a lot of money for fabregas would be a good idea. Otherwise, there is no need because the cantera has already produced Busquets, Jonathon Dos Santos and Thiago for the very same role.
The latter, made his debut in the league today and combined well with messi to score his first goal. There is definitely brilliance in this young buck.
I wouldnt want to buy fabregas and move Iniesta out of his midfield position and be placed on the wing. Pedro's development will be slowed down and thats another potentially remarkable player........considering he is the only footballer to score in all 6 competitions in one season.
NewBornProdigy wrote:Henry playing that bad? or is he just getting old?
Bit of both really. He seems like he still has the skill, but absolutely no drive to use it. His free-kick goal against racing today was brilliant though.
Shahensha, Zlatan's 28, you are going to find it tough to change the way he plays his game. He has the quality, he should back himself more to finish off chances, good or bad when he is in his dry spell, as any striker will inevitably have.
I do agree when you say about the new dimension. I feel he is the head of the attack and not any one can do what he can whereas last season they rotated and the only way you could tell who was down the middle was who was on the score sheet.
Watching the match tonight, I fail to see your concerns being so bad, though. Busquets is playing in Xavi's role along side Iniesta, with Toure holding. Henry left, Bojan middle and Messi left. They seem comfortable with a few mistakes at the back.
Its true, they played excellent one touch barca football. I love how whenever xavi or messi are missing, Don Andres is like "yo i am still here fools" and decides the game lol.
The front three still shuffle around like a three card monte though. Tonights game was very comforting, especially considering Toure played. I totally did not expect him to do so. Then again he did play with pain injections for his injured back during rijkaard's time, instead of going for surgery and missing games. The man is a champ.
The game was fun to watch. Count Iniesta finally got on the scoresheet and two free-kick goals lol. I was also assured that Bojan is a really good dribbler and has a rocket of a shot. The best part was watching 9 homegrown players take the field near the end.