Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that the current situation with the club’s captain and Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has still not been sorted out.
Arsenal currently has played a pre-season friendly for the Eusebio Cup against Portuguese club Benfica at the Estadio da Luz on Saturday which the London club lost 2-1.
The visitors given a first half lead by Dutch striker Robin Van Persie’s clinical finishing. Benfica equalized via Argentinean international Pablo Aimar and later the lead was extended by a fine finishing from Nolito.
Further insult to injury was added when striker Robin Van Persie was injured just before the first half ended when he was caught on the ankle by Ezequiel Garay.
“It is an ankle problem, I don’t know how bad it is, Wenger said when asked about the Van Persie injury. “Gibbs has a muscular [thigh] problem and Vermaelen has a slight back problem.”
Wenger also went on to congratulate Benfica and said that the second half was a one-way traffic, and Arsenal only played in the first 45 minutes.
“I think they were good for 90 minutes. They were mobile, aggressive and technically good. They maintained their level for 90 minutes and we maintained our level for 45 minutes,” Wenger said.
When asked about the current situation with the Cesc Fabregas fiasco, the manager refused to add anything more to what he had said previously.
“The situation is not sorted out with Cesc but, as I said yesterday in the press conference, there is nothing to add,” the manager said.
Fabregas currently has drawn attention from Spanish and European champions Barcelona and most recently from Italian club AC Milan, according to an Arsenal.com report.