Former Emirates Stadium skipper slightly angered by Nou Camp role.
Cesc Fabregas admits concern at Barcelona but rules out Arsenal return
Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he is unhappy with life at Barcelona – but has ruled out a sensational return to Arsenal.
The Spain star, who moved to first club Barcelona in a £30 million deal last summer, is currently enduring a difficult second season at the Nou Camp under new manager Tito Vilanova.
Fabregas is yet to complete a full 90 minutes so far this term, but the biggest blow came after he was an unused substitute against Real Madrid in the second-leg of the Spanish Cup last week – a fixture Barca lost 2-1.
And failing to cement himself as a key part of Vilanova’s plans is proving difficult to take for the 25-year-old.
‘There’s no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football – I couldn’t tell you what makes a great substitute,’ Fabregas told Marca.
‘I always wish my team-mates well and put a happy face on. If I have to take my unhappy face home then so be it, but I would never let my team-mates or manager see it.’
‘The manager knows what I can offer. I’m delighted to be a part of this team but when a coach tells me I have to go, I’ll go.’
‘But I will not make it easy for him to do so, by any means. I will keep going, looking forward to the time that things change.’
‘I came here to see out my career.’
OK so Cesc Fabregas is unhappy with not playing every single minute of every single Barcelona match. To be fair, no player should be happy about warming the bench or being hauled off early but the Spaniard has still started every La Liga match so really doesn’t have all that much to be concerned about.
However a move back to Arsenal is just not on the cards for a number of reasons.
1) The transfer window only just slammed shut
2) Arsene Wenger already brought in Santi Cazorla to help fill the void the North London club failed to fill last summer
3) Cesc Fabregas has repeatedly stated his intention to see out his career at the Catalan giants
Fabregas is one of a number of top quality players in Tito Vilanova’s squad battling for a finite number of spots. Take into account that a fit Andres Iniesta and Xavi will always be selected and the pool of spots shrinks ever further.
In all likelihood Barcelona pushed to bring Fabregas back to the Nou Camp as a long term replacement for 32 year old Xavi
but as yet the mercurial midfielder shows no signs of easing into a supporting role. The midfield maestro has racked up 50+ appearances for each of the past six seasons and is importance to his side has not lessened.
That said Fabregas did start 38 matches in all competitions last term, not a bad return, and is clearly a player who has a future at Barcelona and is likely to remain for many seasons to come.
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