The Twitter has exploded, the journalists have started their tip tip taps and Arsenal fans around the world have shrugged and given a sigh: it appears Cesc Fabregas has finally gotten his wish, and that he has joined Barcelona, the true dream team. Now, can we all get on with our lives?
In a press conference just this morning, Arsene Wenger insisted that no one was leaving Arsenal -- is this perhaps because Fabregas already had a deal completed? And will the Gunners really manage to hang on to Samir Nasri? Either way, Arsenal supporters have already let go. They know it's a new era in North London. Robin Van Persie will wear the armband against Newcastle at the weekend. Aaron Ramsey will step up in the absence of Cesc, much to the excitement of many. And Wenger still has three weeks to reinforce the midfield.
As for Barcelona, the question remains: Will Fabregas actually play? Take a look at that midfield and tell me where he fits.