Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas is likely receive a hostile reception from a selection of Arsenal supporters during the Community Shield showdown on Sunday afternoon at Wembley, but insists he still loves his former club, Guardian Sport reports.
The ex-Gunners captain angered many on North London when he joined the Blues from La Liga giants Barcelona last summer in a deal worth £27million and was greeted with a somewhat mixed reception on his first return to the Emirates Stadium back in April.
Fabregas will come face-to-face with his former teammates once again at the weekend and he has taken the time to stress how much the club still means to him and says he’s fully prepared for whatever reception he receives from supporters who used to cheer his name for eight years:
“Whatever it is, it is. The love I have for that club will never change whatever happens and what is the most important is what I have with me are the memories,” he said.
“The rest doesn’t matter. I have great memories, love and respect for the club. You will never hear anything bad from me about them,” Fabrgeas added.
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The 28-year-0ld punished his old side when the two teams met at Stamford Bridge last season as his perfectly weighted pass for Diego Costa allowed his compatriot to score and seal a 2-0 victory for the Blues.