Since Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney handed in transfer requests something has really bugged me.
Why does nobody really question either players loyalty to their clubs?
They both told their employers that they wanted to leave, made it public, and put it in writing.
Of course the pair retracted the requests in the end but to me it almost seems as though the fact both want(ed) to leave has been swept under the carpet.
Especially in Rooney's case.
In the summer it was clear that Cesc Fabregas was torn between staying at Arsenal or leaving us for a club very close to his heart.
Barcelona, the club he has supported his whole life, managed by his footballing idol Pep Guardiola, made a very public chase for him.
No wonder he was torn between staying with us or leaving.
One thing he never did was throw his toys out of his pram. Fabregas never did what Tevez and Rooney have done.
Cesc never put in a transfer request yet his loyalty to Arsenal is forever being questioned, tenfold now we have drawn Barcelona in the Champions League again.
Fabregas never went as far as either of those two yet the story of him joining Barcelona still lingers.
As far as I am aware Fabregas has shown a lot of loyalty to Arsenal and yet his integrity towards the club is always questioned.
Rooney and Tevez went a lot further than he did yet it appears that they have been forgiven and the episode forgotten.
Why can't Fabregas be given the same treatment?
Keep It Goonerish................