Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will surely leave many Arsenal supporters scratching their heads after his recent comments during a Spanish radio interview. Could he really bolt after this season?
Fabregas said he hopes to stay in north London but is also desperate to land major honours.
‘Right now I’m fine at Arsenal but I cannot deny that to return and play for Barca would be a dream come true for me,’ said Fabregas.
‘I chose to stay at the club last summer and right now I’m totally focused on the reason for that decision which was to try and win trophies.
‘We’ll see how things have gone by the end of the season. The fact is that Barca are playing ‘cinematic’ football right now and it’s fantastic to see that the other day when they beat Atletico 6-1 they had seven or eight guys who, like me, came through the club’s youth system.’
Fabregas also admitted he missed playing alongside Alex Hleb, who quit the Emirates for Barcelona in the summer.
‘Every week I chat to Alex Hleb on the phone because he’s the guy I miss at Arsenal. He’s a friend and I also loved playing with him. (Metro.co.uk)
This is the last player Arsene Wenger wants to have wavering about his future status at the club. Sure, Fabregas wants silverware, but there’s no sensible reason why he’d publicly state that he’s leaving the door open on next season.
Fabregas recently signed a new eight-year contract back in 2006, meaning he’s locked-in for the long-term. It hasn’t been the best of starts for Arsenal “>Arsenal this year; could that be the reason why Fabregas is wavering at the moment?
What do Arsenal supporters think of his recent comments? Do you expect Fabregas to play out the remainder of his contract?