You Bet: Cesc Will Be Fab For Barca And How Will Arsenal Do Without Their Talisman?

New Barcelona signing Cesc Fabregas is rated a 6/4 chance by William Hill to start more league games for Barcelona than the talismanic Xavi (1/2). The bookies are also offering odds of 10/1 for Fabregas to make more league appearances for the Blaugrana than his idol and current Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola (263).

“Fabregas has taken the number four, the same number that Guardiola wore at the Camp Nou and it will be interesting to see whether he surpasses the achievements of his once idol and current mentor,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The former Arsenal captain is rated a 12/1 chance to score against the Gunners this season and the same price to play again for the North London club before the end of his career.

“Arsenal made Cesc into the player that he is today and it is feasible that he could well turn out for the Gunners again before the end of his career,” said Crilly.

Hills are also offering odds on Cesc’s number of league starts for Barcelona this season and the number of goals he’ll score for the defending champions this season.

With Cesc out of the door at the Emirates, Hills think that a mass exodus may have been sparked and offer 1/2 that Samir Nasri is sold before the end of the transfer window and 15/2 that Robin Van Persie is.

Arsenal have to take on Udinese without Fabregas now and William Hill have priced up where they will exit the Champions League. They are 5/2 to go out to the Italians and 9/4 to exit at the group stages. They are 20/1 to win the competition.

William Hill Fabregas Specials

Number of starts in La Liga this season: 5/2 Under 20, 6/4 20-30, 5/4 Over 30

Fabregas total La Liga goals this season: 3/1 0-5, 13/8 6-10, 9/4 11-15, 5/1 16-20, 9/1 21 or more

Who will start more la Liga games this season? 1/2 Xavi, Fabregas 6/4

Fabregas to make more La Liga appearances for Barcelona than Pep Guardiola (263) 10/1

Arsenal to meet Barcelona at any stage during this year’s Champions League? 5/2

Fabregas to score a competitive goal against Arsenal this season: Yes 12/1

Fabregas to play a competitive match for Arsenal before the end of his career? Yes 12/1

Pep Guardiola NOT to be in charge of Barcelona at the start of next season: 2/1

Arsenal Specials:

Samir Nasri to have left Arsenal by the end of the transfer window: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

Robin Van Persie to have left Arsenal by the end of the transfer window: 15/2 yes; 1/20 no

Arsenal Champions League stage of elimination: 5/2 play-offs; 9/4 Group stage; 11/4 last 16; 7/2 quarter final; 8/1 semi final; 18/1 losing finalist; 20/1 winner

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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