Thats a good point, although its a big questionable comparing the two of them. Arfa has had 173 appearances since 04/05 compared to Torres 325 appearances since 04/05. Torres had established himself as one of the best strikers in the world, whereas Arfa still has a lot to prove.Zinedine Biscan said:Sorry mate, I just don't think at the end of the day they'll be any more keen to lose him than we were to lose Torres at the height of his injury problems... as frustrating as it is to see your best players sitting on the sidelines, you still want to keep them.
And his injury record, which had been poor for a couple of years didn't stop us holding out for Â£50m, nor keep Chelsea from paying it.
Torres's 'height' of injury problems was only 2 back to back seasons of playing 24 and 22 matches. Prior to that he had played at least 30 matches for almost 7 straight years, and when Chelsea bought him he had already appeared 23 times for us before the January window. If you look at his career from 2001-2013 Torres has only had 2 seasons where played less than 25 league In his entire career Arfa has only had 4 seasons where he's played more than 25 league matches.
I just don't see the comparison.