Wenger expects dramatic deal for midfielder to return.
Arsene Wenger expects former captain Cesc Fabregas to one day return to the Emirates and see out his career with Arsenal.
Fabregas left the Gunners in summer 2011 to return to boyhood club Barcelona in a £30m deal but Wenger believes the midfielder will make an emotional comeback.
‘I’m not convinced Fabregas won’t come back here one day,’ Wenger is quoted as saying by the Metro.
‘He’s an Arsenal man. He loves Arsenal. He watches every Arsenal game. Barcelona was his home town where he grew up and you have to accept this, especially as Barcelona are the best team in the world.
Fabregas, 25, has won more trophies in a season-and-a-half the Nou Camp than he did in eight years at Arsenal but Wenger believes that signing the Spain international when he was just 16 means he is ‘ingrained’ with the club’s philosophy.
‘He won’t return in the next two or three years but, after that, maybe.
‘It was the tipping point for me. It’s important that we have some consistency. When you go for a policy like we have with young players, it’s important you keep them at your club from 23 onwards. If they are ingrained with Arsenal, it is easier to keep them.’
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