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Fabregas: Spending To Win Not Our Style

Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has followed swiftly in the footsteps of his manager today in talking Manchester City...

'Everyone chooses their own politics and everyone decides how to win. They have a lot of money. They are taking advantage of it, and that's it. It is not our style, but we respect everyone's decision.'

Vote of er, approval given, the brilliantly talented 23 year old then links second placed City's recruitment policy which saw 6 players arrive and 20 depart this summer to team spirit:

'You cannot buy the spirit in one year. You need a few years to get everyone together and to get to know each other well, and it's not easy. You don't make a team in one season or two.'

To date, Roberto Mancini has had to rely upon the nucleus of last season's squad due to an inability to field all 6 of his new signings through injury. Fabregas concedes that for City it is a case of so far so good:

'...of course, they are in a very good position. They have all the ingredients to become a great club and we have to fight hard against them.'


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Writer:Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk
Date:Wednesday October 20 2010
Time: 3:57PM


what is their style then? they dont wanna spend to win but they havent spent and can anyone remember the last time they won anything??? pretty football doesnt win trophies!!! MUG!!!
20/10/2010 16:08:00
Good for you Fab, now sod off to Barca.
20/10/2010 16:30:00
Ironic that he wants to join a club that needs to spend big money on HIM to make it happen.
20/10/2010 16:33:00
Wudnt trust him as far as I could throw him. Weirdo. Coudl never live with Scholesy THE LION.
Nobby Allcock
20/10/2010 16:38:00
I like Fabregas as a player and would love to see him at City but I feel some contradictions in his comments. He seems disillusioned at Arsenal's lack of trophies and the reason they haven't won trophies so far is that they haven't invested in a set of good, experienced players to lead their undoubtedly great set of youth. This has Fabregas wanting back to Barcelona at this stage of his career, as they are a winning club (who have also spent big on certain players while cultivating their own youth products).
20/10/2010 19:23:00
20/10/2010 20:07:00
For starters, i watched his interview and he didn't say 'manchester city' once. I can see what his point is though, i have always respected wenger for bringing players through the ranks and making them superstars and i think that arsenal are two players away from being great but without spending that 40m which is all they need to really spend then they wont be champions any time soon. Spending 30 - 40m isnt a problem, it's when you spend 100m + when people begin talking cough* cough*. But saying this and wanting to leave arsenal does not make sense what so ever. And cb25yid erm pretty football doesnt win trophies yet barcelona are winning lots of them? Chelsea are? And inter milan who are playing nice football are giving your team a good hiding as we speak so that makes no sense either.
20/10/2010 20:19:00
Got to laugh at a yid defending Citeh with a passion. Take a bow cb25yid. Btw its been 5 years since we last won a trophy of note. Compared to your 50 years since last winning the league thats a short time.
20/10/2010 20:35:00
I dont get it then. Can a gooner that passes by this thread tell us what Arsenal's style is?
20/10/2010 22:38:00
So says the fan who names himself Chelsea DC and registers on VC and then says he doesnt support Chelsea. Its no surpise you dont get it as many things seem to pass you by. Btw, which team do you support? Dont give me the "i am a neutral" crud please.
21/10/2010 12:33:00
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