There’s no denying that Cesc Fabregas would be a welcome addition to any club in the world. “Captain Fantastic” is a world-class player and a commanding force on the pitch. Having formerly been the captain of Arsenal, there is no place that would motivate a return to form for Fabregas more than playing at the Emirates.
The question becomes where to put him. Arsenal’s midfield is healthy again, and when they’re healthy, they’re one of the best midfields in the world. With Aaron Ramsey rising to world class form, Mesut Ozil still holding down the top German player status, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and even the return of Theo Walcott on the wing, someone would have to make way for Fabregas.
Ramsey and Ozil are shoo-ins for starting every possible game, with Walcott and Cazorla nearly on equal footing. Wilshere really needs to be starting every game to continue his development. Arteta was starting every game for Arsenal as well.
Obviously, Fabregas will be taking someone’s job. If he were to take over for Arteta, that would make sense, but Arteta isn’t even a guarantee to start every day despite how consistent he has been for the club. To have Fabregas take over for Wilshere is a questionable move. However, it could motivate the latter.
With Arsenal set to be involved in so many competitions next year, including the Champions League again, it wouldn’t hurt to have more world-class players who can fill in to give other guys rests. Not even Ramsey can play in every single game of every single competition. Plus, being ready for injuries would be advisable given how this past season turned out for Arsenal.
I think Arsenal should go ahead and grab Fabregas. Maybe he slots in ahead of Wilshere, but it’s not like that will take a lot of playing time from the young English international, given all the competitions Arsenal will be participating in. Plus, just seeing Captain Fantastic back in red would be an inspiring sight.