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Fabregas Talks of Possible Gunners Return

  • Guardian, Friday, October 25, 2013 1:45 PM

In an interview with the Guardian, Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits that would like to return to his former club Arsenal as a coach someday, adding that his departure from the club in 2011 turned out to be a good thing for younger players like Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey. The former Gunners captain also praised the signings of Mesut Ozil and Mathieu Flamini, suggesting that Arsenal now has the experience to win the Premier League title.

"Arsenal is in my heart and always will be. It was important for me to leave the right way. I think the fans understood," Fabregas said. "I don't know if I'll have the opportunity to go back and play there one day, or maybe after football.” Regarding the development of Ramsey and Wilshere, he added: "I watch the way Ramsey is playing now, how he looks so liberated, and I think maybe I blocked his way. Maybe I was an obstacle. ... I could say the same for Jack [Wilshere]. It's the concept I'm talking about, the idea of stepping up. That mental unblocking is so important. Both of them have a brilliant future.”

Meanwhile, in a separate interview, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger admits that there may have been a lack of belief among Arsenal’s former star players, like Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie, resulting in the Gunners’ current trophy drought and to the departure of those players. Regarding Fabregas specifically, Wenger said: “Cesc was a different situation because he left Barcelona when he was 16, he is a Barcelona boy and Barcelona had the best team in the world. It was a little bit different. I hope he is right that he will come back one day. It shows that he has kept fond memories of this club and I am happy that players who have his intelligence and knowledge will come back some day. I will watch them from up there somewhere.”

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