I love the childish, slightly camp tug-of-love battles that go on between the big clubs at this time of the year. They always follow the same script:
Real Madrid: ‘Ooh, I like the look of young Cesc. Such a nice boyâ€¦’
Arsenal: ‘Get your eyes off him, you big Spanish bully â€“ he’s mine, all mine and you can’t have himâ€¦’
Anyway, Fabregas seems happy to stay at Arsenal for five more years, but I’m sure he’ll want to return to his homeland in his mid-twenties. Btw, it’s worth contrasting Cesc’s dignified behaviour with that of Senor Tantrum, Cristiano Ronaldo. Not all young footballers are vainglorious idiots.