Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was a breakthrough star at Arsenal, following his switch from boyhood club Barcelona, and despite losing favour with the Gunners fans, only has positive words for his former side.
Arsenal travel across London to take on the Blues this weekend, in a must-win match-up, but one of their players will have mixed feelings towards the game.
Cesc Fabregas moved to North-London from Barcelona as a 16 year-old, and was progressed through the ranks into the first-team, and he has nothing but positive words to say about Arsenal Football club and the people working there.
“There’s many things said about me, about Arsenal. I don’t really care what people think about me any more. It’s just about what I feel towards them,” he said.
“Arsenal will always be the team that believed in me the most. I was a young kid, 16 years old, playing for Barcelona.
“Arsene Wenger, especially, and Arsenal Football Club, gave me everything.
“Without them I would not be a World Cup winner, a European Championship winner.
“I would not have experienced all of this that I’m doing in my life. I will always forever be grateful.”
Cesc hasn’t enjoyed the best reception when returning to North-London, and his words here will certainly not change many Arsenal fans opinion of him, but I cant help but feel his words, especially as he was one of my favourite players once upon a time.
It pains me to see him in that Chelsea Blue, and then I remember the reports that Wenger actually turned down the opportunity to re-sign him from Barcelona, and it leaves me torn.
Does Fabregas deserve a little slack, knowing that his heart still hugely belongs to our club?