Rumours have been rife in the last couple of days about Arsenal meeting Marouane Fellaini’s release clause of £22 million, however this has been denied by all parties, but they would never say otherwise, so it seems a deal is still very possible. There have also been rumours in the British and Spanish press about Fabregas returning to Arsenal. However I don’t believe that there is space in our midfield for both of them.
There is no doubt that the signing of Fellaini would be massive for Arsenal, both being a great addition to our squad as well as showing our ambition. He would also add steel to our current midfield, steel which we haven’t had since the days of Vieira, which was also the last time that we won a trophy, which can’t be a coincidence. Fellaini has said that he prefers to play in defensive midfield, a position that if he played for Arsenal would not only protect the defence, but also allow our other, more attacking midfielders to push forward and create more chances.
However, I think that recently our defence has been improving and there are questions as to the need for a defensive midfielder, in addition to that the possibility of our young hero Fabregas returning is tantalising and there is no way that we could possibly reject the opportunity to resign our previous skipper. There is talk of him returning to Arsenal due to a lack of game time, although he stilled proved last year that he is a superb player, racking up the second largest amount of assists for Barca.
Despite wanting both of these players, realistically we will likely only get one of them, mostly because we have too many good central midfielders and I don’t think that Arsene will bid for both of them, despite the fact that our midfield would look incredible with Fellaini and Fabregas, therefore there is the argument for which player would be better for Arsenal. Fellaini would bring strength to our side but Fabregas a more creative side and flair.
My head says we need A string enforcer in Fellaini but my heart says Fabregas our one time favourite.
Who would you prefer out of the two?