Former Emirates icon heaps more pressure on club.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has raised further questions on whether his former club Arsenal will win any trophies this season.
The 24-year-old left the Gunners this summer for his hometown club, after only winning one FA Cup winners medal in eight years in north London.
The Spain international has now won two cups in his three games at the Nou Camp and believes Arsenal are still someway away from ending their six-year silverware drought.
Fabregas maintains he will always hold a special place in his heart for the Gunners, but admits uncertainly over the club’s short-term goals did play a part in his decision to leave.
“I want to be in a club that is able to win the big titles year after year and I don’t see that kind of future for Arsenal,” he told Sport magazine.
“I still have many feelings for Arsenal, but I fear that they won’t be able to push the other big clubs in England away.
“If you look at the team this season I can’t see them finishing in front of teams like Manchester United or [Manchester] City, or Chelsea.
“There’s just too big a difference between the squads.
“I respect that Arsenal don’t have the same financial opportunities as the others, but it was part of my decision to leave that I find it hard to see Arsenal winning the Premier League or Champions League in the near future.
“I hope they will replace me and the others that have left with some quality players and maybe they can take Arsenal back to their level as champions.”