Now Camp new boy receives apology from weekly magazine.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has received an apology from Sport magazine for an article they made up over the reasons why he left Arsenal.
The weekly magazine apologised and offered a retraction to the 24-year-old, who will also receive damages which he is donating to charity.
The Spain international was quoted as saying Arsenal will not win any silverware because they cannot match the spending power of the Manchester clubs and Chelsea.
“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.
The following day Fabregas used his Twitter account to deny the quotes and reiterate his love for the Gunners.
“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 tweeted.
“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.”
And today the playmaker, who spent eight years in north London, was vindicated and the magazine left embarrassed.
“Got the apology and retraction from that magazine that made up an interview about me,” Fabregas said on Twitter. “Can’t believe some journalists.
“I will also get damages that I will give to charity. Hope it teaches them a lesson. I would NEVER say a bad word about Arsenal Football Club.”