Arsenal hold out hopes of bringing back playmaker to Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he holds out hopes of bringing back Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas to Emirates Stadium.
Fabregas was a fan favourite with the Gunners, arriving as a sixteen year-old in 2003 and developing into a world class player when he left in 2011.
He became Arsenal captain in 2008, but the only honour he won with Wenger’s side was the 2005 FA Cup, and after expressing a desire to rejoin his hometown club of Barcelona, he left.
Still, Wenger retains belief that he could yet return to north London.
“I’m not convinced that he won’t come back here one day,” Wenger says.
“He is really an Arsenal man. He loves Arsenal and watches every game of Arsenal.
“But of course Barcelona was his home town where he grew up and you have to accept that will come into it, especially with them having the best team in the world.
“[Fabregas probably will not return] in the next two, three years, certainly not, because he is linked with Barcelona. But maybe later,” Wenger concluded with a glint in his eye.
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