Spaniard spent eight hugely successful years in the capital before joining the Catalans.
FC Barcelona midfield player Cesc Fabregas says that he would like to return to coach one day at his former club Arsenal, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Spain international played for the north London club with distinction for eight years between 2003 and 2011, during which time he helped the Gunners to win the 2005 FA Cup after victory over arch-rivals Manchester United on penalties at the Millennium Stadium.
However, after years of speculation Fabregas finally left the Emirates in the summer of 2011 to return to his boyhood club in a big-money deal worth an initial 35 million euros, although that transfer fee could ultimately rise to as much as 40m euros depending on certain add ons.
And in the 26-year-old’s two years at Camp Nou, the ball-playing midfield player has continued to produce the same brand of eye-catching football that he displayed while at the Gunners, with Fabregas registering an impressive 31 goals and 38 assists in total in just 109 matches in all competitions for Barca, including 21 strikes and 26 assists in only 68 Liga contests.
But ahead of Saturday’s eagerly anticipated first Clasico of the season, Fabregas has revealed that he would love to return to Arsenal after the end of his playing career to start his coaching badges with the north Londoners.
“I’m sure they would give me the option to help out there,” said Fabregas. “Sol Campbell is there at the moment. Dennis Bergkamp also went there two or three times a week to train when he was doing his coaching badges. It’s a great club in that sense.”