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Arsenal mediawatch: Placenta forwards or Cesc to Barca - which is more unlikely?

PUBLISHED: 17:27 18 November 2009 | UPDATED: 16:33 07 September 2010

There s a rather unhealthy interest in a certain Arsenal player in much of the Spanish media – again! - this week. Not for the first time, Cesc Fabregas name is being thrown around like a Matador s red rag. First up, the rather tiresome Barca president J

There's a rather unhealthy interest in a certain Arsenal player in much of the Spanish media - again! - this week.

Not for the first time, Cesc Fabregas' name is being thrown around like a Matador's red rag.

First up, the rather tiresome Barca president Joan Laporta: "Fabregas was formed at Barca, he has our style of play and the majority of 'cules' like him," he declared to Sport.

"We must respect Arsenal and cannot comment though," he laughably added.

AS then opined: "Cesc Fabregas has become one of the main targets of Madrid and Barcelona to reinforce their squads next season".

It claims Sandro Rosell wants to use Fabregas to boost his bid to be elected president of Barcelona in 2010. Poor Cesc, on international duty this week, remained as diplomatic as he can be.

He told radio station Onda Cero : "Now I am very calm and without injuries. At Arsenal I am developing a good season and my dream is to win titles there.

"Still, I don't think about my future. I'm focused on the short term and don't look beyond that.

"I have a great responsibility to my club and now is not the time to think beyond that." Good man.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich teenager David Alaba told Der Standard this week: "As a child I dreamed of playing for Arsenal. I admire their philosophy.

"There is a lot of work with youngsters and the way they play football is wonderful."

Headline of the week goes to Sky News on Robin van Persie's injury. "Placenta Forward" was its line, referring to the Dutch star's 'alternative' healing process.

Meanwhile, van Persie has accepted his injury was not as bad as it could have been.

Speaking to Studio Voetbal, he said: "A scan showed that my ankle ligament was almost completely torn off where Giorgio Chiellini caught me, but it was not intentional. I was lucky, it could be worse."

Watch out Hollywood; Emmanuel Eboue says he fancies himself as a bit of a comedy actor.

"I would like to be like Eddie Murphy, the comedian," he admitted to Arsenal TV Online.

"I love to watch the movies and I always say that after football I dreamed to be an actor. I say that all the time. I would love to be an actor in Hollywood, why not? I always try to make people happy."

And finally, the silly season is still well and truly here.

The News of the World whimpered: "Last Sunday we wrongly stated that Arsene Wenger had threatened to quit Arsenal and move to another club. We now know this to be incorrect."

Thanks for clearing that up...

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