Date: 4th August 2011 at 9:30am
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As the Cesc Fabregas saga rumbles on and on and on and on in such a tiresome manner that even I`m on the brink of just wanting him to go, I think the time has arrived for Arsenal to issue an ultimatum.

Yesterday the Barca “sporting director” Andoni Zubizarreta said that the Spanish giants wouldn`t comment any further on the Arsenal captain as they wished to remain respectful. Are you kidding me? After the past two years NOW they want to remain respectful?

Too little too late I`m afraid, in a little over a week we begin our campaign away at St James Park and to say the least our preparation has been hampered by this whole sordid affair.

What we need to to is to tell Cesc & Barcelona that unless a bid of at least £40m is lodged by the close of play on Friday then we will not entertain any more negotiations for the foreseeable future.

If they can`t muster up those readies then Cesc will continue as an Arsenal player, getting ready for the new season and then playing his arse off and earn his rather handsome paycheck.

We all know what Cesc is worth to us, and if we know we`re not going to sell him on the cheap then what is the point of continuing down a path that is only detrimental to one club?

Let`s start looking after ourselves and concentrating on the most important thing ? The team.