After a transfer deal saga that stretched for several seasons, it appears Cesc Fabregas won’t be happy until the Arsenal-supporting half of North London marches out and burns his effigy on Holloway Road. Doing his best Piers Morgan impression, Fabregas trashed his old club, telling the press he wanted to win trophies and Arsenal wouldn’t let him, and that the team would win nothing but fan sympathy this year.

The Guardian quotes Barcelona’s tiny bauble sitting on top of their mountain of baubles:

“If you look at [Arsenal] this season I can’t see them finishing in front of teams like Manchester United or [Manchester] City, or Chelsea. There’s just too big a difference between the squads. I respect that Arsenal don’t have the same financial opportunities as the others, but it was part of my decision to leave that I find it hard to see Arsenal winning the Premier League or Champions League in the near future.”

It seems someone who just joined a team that opened their season with two draws might have something to prove. According to Google Translate, the Spanish translation for “quit while you’re ahead” is “dejar de fumar mientras está por delante.” So, let’s say it altogether now…