Arsenal fans, why are we so devastated by the protracted departure of Cesc Fabregas? Its not like we haven’t had three years to mentally and emotionally prepare ourselves for this, right? Yet, the idea of Arsenal will at the Emirates and abroad without Cesc Fabregas in the squad, let alone leading it, will seem very foreign, perhaps as foreign as it was not seeing Thierry Henry in the starting line up.
But at the end of the day, everyone and their mother (and their great-aunt and grandfather) knew this would happen. Barcelona are, as painful as it is to admit it, the best club side in the world, arguably in the history of football. Arsene knew they were too good to turn down.