Arsenal Should Not Re-Sign Cesc Fabregas, Warns Gunners Great

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Former Arsenal favourite Ray Parlour does not think that the Gunners should attempt to re-sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Fabregas, who captained Arsenal before leaving the Emirates Stadium in August 2011, could soon be up for sale, with the Catalan giants looking to raise funds this summer.

Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly interested in Fabregas, but Arsenal appear to be in pole position to land his signature, as they secured a buyback clause when he was sold to Barca.

Parlour, who won the hearts of Arsenal fans by scoring a stunning goal in the 2002 FA Cup final against Chelsea, acknowledges that Fabregas is a talented player.

However, he feels that manager Arsene Wenger should be more concerned with strengthening his side’s attacking options, rather than looking at the Spanish midfield star.

Parlour told The Mirror: “The problem with Fabregas is where do you put him in the team?

“They have got very similar players to Fabregas – they have Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere – if you bring Fabregas back where do you fit him in?

“He was great for the club, but forwards should be much more of a priority.

“You look at Manchester City and Liverpool and they have much better forwards.”

Arsenal scored 68 goals in 38 Premier League games this season, with topscorer Olivier Giroud bagging 16 of them.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who scored 10, was the only Arsenal player other than Giroud to reach double figures.

Meanwhile, champions Manchester City netted 102 times, with Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure contributing 16, 17 and 20 respectively.

Liverpool scored 101 league goals, led by Luis Suarez, 33, Daniel Sturridge, 22, and Steven Gerrard 13.

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