EPL Update: Why Wenger didn’t re-sign me for Arsenal before I joined Chelsea – Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas, the Former Arsenal captain, has insisted that the club’s former manager Arsene Wenger did not re-sign him for the Gunners before he joined Chelsea in 2014 because the Frenchman was ‘hurt.’
According to Fabregas, Wenger was hurt by Fabregas’ decision to quit Arsenal in 2011, leading to his reluctance.
The Spaniard was indeed a huge asset to Wenger during their time together at Arsenal.
However, after spending eight years at the North London club, Fabregas decided to part ways with Arsenal before joining Barcelona.
Speaking on Kammy and Ben’s Proper Football Podcast, Fabregas said, “I really wanted to go back to the Premier League.
“In the contract when I signed for Barcelona we said that, after I leave, Arsenal will have the first option.
“They had a week to respond. So obviously, we approached Arsenal, we said, “Listen, I am leaving Barcelona and by law, you have a week to decide if you want to take me back or not.
“For a week, I could not talk to anyone (else). We noticed Arsenal, Arsene, everyone, so after a week, we called Arsene and he said he would think about it and he said they already had a lot of players in my position like Mesut Ozil… Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and he said to fit me in, he would have to play someone out and this could create, you know.”
He added, “I think also he was a little bit hurt… by how I left and everything.”