We've also rebuffed Barcelona's first offer for Cesc Fabregas, a piddly sum of £33m or so. And to think that it's only £3m more than Aston Villa want for James Milner. You can't really say English players carry a premium anymore, can you?
Peter Hill-Wood had this say about it:
“We have been consistent in stating that Cesc is not for sale. We rejected Barcelona’s bid and would rather they did not make another one.”
So, we would "rather not" they make another bid. Oh well, then I guess the gentlemanly thing to do would be for Barcelona to respect Cesc's contract and drop the issue for another season. They would have to be quite uncouth to disrespect our wishes and make another transfer bid. And the chaps who run Barcelona F.C are such honourable gentlemen, aren't they?
Everyone's just waiting for the World Cup to start, I think. Wenger's off promoting Castrol Oil, the players are either at the World Cup or playing the World Cup on their consoles... I think it's time for a bit of a break from the Arsenal.