By Chris Wright
Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has wedged his Flemish size-9s firmly in his stroopwafel-hole by talking of the love that dare not speak it’s name at the Emirates i.e. the immortal bond which exists between captain Cesc Fabregas and his boyhood club Barcelona.
Vermaelen told talkSPORT;
“Cesc carries Barcelona in the heart, in his DNA…therefore it is impossible for him to forget about them. He was determined to go to Barça last summer, he more or less confessed it in the dressing room. But that is past history.”
Cue the crickets and obligatory tumbleweeds, a coyote howls on a distant bluff…
“Now he is 100% ready to put his all in to a great season with Arsenal.”
It is too late young Padawan, the sacred vow is broken.
On a lighter note, it seems like Arsenal fans have still got about a year to say their goodbyes to Cesc.