Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Carlos Vela: Arsene Wenger’s superb Booty Call history, and which former Arsenal lovers could return

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My dad was always one for his ‘pearls of wisdom’, one that always stuck in my mind was, “Son, never go back, she’s never the same second time around”. The other one was, “Son, best form of contraception? Don’t tell them your surname”?!  So anyway, back to the first one. 

As my dad advised, most managers shy away from, reuniting old loves. They never live up to expectations and then are remembered for the awkward, clumsy, ‘who taught you that’ sex, rather that the Wham Bam Thank You Mam first time around. 

However, Arsene Wenger is different. He is selective about his timing and personnel for his break-up sex sessions. He chooses wisely and chooses well.

During the past 17 years, when needs must, Wenger has picked up his little black book, found some old conquests and proceeded with some late night booty calls.

Sol Campbell’s reintroduction to the masses in January 2010, was perfect timing for all involved.

Super Sol plugs a gap

Super Sol plugs a gap

With injuries to both Thomas Vermaelen and William Gallas, Sol managed 14 games in five months, showing that experience counts for a lot.

Thierry Henry –

The King reclaims his Empire

The King reclaims his Empire

Although only a brief four-game return, the renamed TH12 tugged at the heart strings, showing the faithful that he still had his touch and his ‘Va Va Voom’.
Mathieu Flamini – Probably the most unexpected but the most effective of Arsene’s ex-friends with benefits.

Every team needs one!

Every team needs one!

My views on the ‘Pointy, Shouty one’ are out there for all to see and I really believe he will become this season’s most influential signing, even more than a certain Mesut Özi.

To follow in this ilk, during the summer we were linked to rekindling the passion with three additional ex-Gooners, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and Carlos Vela, all to varying levels of tabloid certainty.

With the January window on the horizon, they’ve again been listed as possible incomings, but looking at the current squad and their current circumstances, are any of them likely to re-light our fires any time soon?

Song left for a song of a divorce settlement provided by Barca.

Foto:Javi Ferrandiz

Splinters: The only wood that Song has been in touch with since leaving

Things haven’t gone as he planned with the Catalans and personally, I reckon he’s the one angling to jump back in bed with Arsene. With Le Boss’s the new-found love for Mathieu, I think that ship has well and truly sailed.

The Catalan Kid returns to his original home

The Catalan Kid returns to his original home

Fabregas left for the love he had for an old flame, Barca. It is claimed that it isn’t going to his liking and he can’t break into the existing partnership for a ménage et trois.

But from the outside looking in, he seems to be doing just fine in Spain and won’t be tempted back, just yet, to the man who educated him in the ways of the world.

Carlos left because he couldn’t find true love in London. He showed flashes of beauty but never stayed in the Arsene’s memory long enough to sustain lasting affection. After seven seasons at Arsenal and numerous loans, he left for Spain, where it seems he has found permanent companionship.

The man with the cheeky chip finding his feet in Spain

The man with the cheeky chip finding his feet in Spain

Despite what some might say, I can’t see Carlos back at The Emirates, unless we draw Real Sociedad in next season Champions League.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is, this all this goes to show that my dad was probably wrong, you can revisit the past, as long as you choose the not so pretty, slightly chubby one.

They are always more grateful for a second chance.

TheSundayMorningGooner: Making some late night calls!

Steve Wellman


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