Nou Camp new boy still says Emirates club can win trophies.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has denied saying former club Arsenal will not win any silverware this season.
The 24-year-old left the Emirates this summer for the Nou Camp in a £35million deal, after eight year at the club, in which he only won one medal.
The Gunners are currently enduring a six-year trophy drought since winning the FA Cup in 2005.
Midfielder Samir Nasri also left north London last month for Manchester City in order to win ‘big trophies’.
Fabregas is believed to have told Sport magazine Arsenal will not any trophies because they cannot compete financially with the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea.
But the Spain international has denied making such comments and has reiterated that he would never say a bad word about his old club.
“Id never speak 1 bad word abt AFC, here there’s once more prove that so many people put in newspaper wtv they want and its not professional,” he said on Twitter.
“I want Arsenal to be successful as much as every single fan. Thats not why i left, it was never in my mind. AFC made me who i am today.
“And nobody will ever change that. I never gave any interview away since my press conference at my presentation and there i just said the truth and what came out of my heart.
“Great words abt this great football club cause that just what they deserve: success and trophies.
“People can h8 me 4 leaving or remember that i gave my all for the club. But me talking 1 bad word or saying smthng against AFC will not seen.”
Fabregas was quoted by Sport magazine as having said: “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.
“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.”