Gunners all over the world are about to see their worst nightmare turn into reality.
According to The Sun, Arsenal has valued their captain at £40M in anticipation of the Spanish Armada that is Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barcelona, however, remains the strong favorite to sign their former youth striker.
Cesc Fabregras has, to his credit, been insistent that his immediate future remains with the gunners, but when your boyhood club comes calling, even loyal subjects are bound to be shaken.
As for Arsenal, the money yet again might prove too temping to turn down.
Whether Fab Four stays or not depends on whether Arsenal believes that £40M is worth more now than a blossoming superstar.