Fabregas won't rule out return to Arsenal
Ever since his £35 million move to Barcelona in 2011, there has been talk of Cesc Fabregas returning to Arsenal. Those rumours surfaced even in the summer, but it never developed into anything concrete due to Fabregas' importance at Barcelona.
The general consensus is that the powers of Xavi are on the decline and Fabregas will be the man to replace him for the next decade. The 26-year-old is now at the prime of his career.
In a stunning revelation, he has not ruled out the possibility of a return to Arsenal. This will be music to the ears of Arsenal fans. Speaking to the Guardian, he said,
"Arsenal is in my heart and always will be. It was important for me to leave the right way. I think the fans understood.
"I don't know if I'll have the opportunity to go back and play there one day, or maybe after football. It's a club that is always going to be there and will always open its doors to me."
It became clear right from the early days at Arsenal that the club had a special player on the hands. Fabregas may not have won a bucket load of trophies at Arsenal (in fact he only managed two in eight years), but he became the symbol of the football philosophy adopted by Wenger in the last decade.
Even during Fabregas' time at Arsenal, the club were in a good position to challenge for the Premier League title on a few occasions only for the hopes to falter after the Christmas period. Fabregas acknowledges that this is a great start made by Arsenal, but he reckons that the club needs to maintain this level of consistency even during Christmas.
Fabregas recalls how Arsenal have managed to be a destination to develop their former greats into coaches. The likes of Sol Campbell are still at Arsenal, while legend Dennis Bergkamp occasionally visits the club in his efforts to become a coach. Fabregas is the type of individual who could enter into management after his playing days are over.
Barcelona may not be interested in entertaining the talk of selling Fabregas right now. After all, they rejected numerous advances from Manchester United for the 26-year-old over the summer. Fabregas has scored two goals and created six in 13 appearances for Barcelona this season.