Cesc Fabregas keen on return to Arsenal in the future
Arsenal supporters were fearing the worst as Manchester United lodged several offers for Cesc Fabregas this summer, although it now appears that the Spaniard wants to return to the Emirates instead.
October 25th, 2013
The bad news is that Fabregas doesn’t necessarily want to play for the Gunners again but is very much open to the idea of being a coach and potentially manager with the north London club, having spent several happy seasons there as a player.
The Spaniard is currently enjoying life at Barcelona although he admits that Arsenal “is in my heart” which echoes the feelings of Thierry Henry who has returned to the club for a second playing stint and remains an ardent Gooner.
“Arsenal is in my heart and always will be. It was important for me to leave the right way. I think the fans understood,” Fábregas said in an interview with The Guardian. “I don’t know if I’ll have the opportunity to go back and play there one day, or maybe after football. The club’s like a family so even if it wasn’t as a coach, I’m sure they’d give me the chance to play a role. It’s a club that is always going to be there and will always open its doors to me.”
Fabregas is impressed by Arsenal’s start to the season and wonders whether his move to the Nou Camp has allowed Aaron Ramsey to flourish following the Welshman’s excellent start to the season.
He said: “I watch the way Ramsey is playing now, how he looks so liberated, and I think maybe I blocked his way. Maybe I was an obstacle. Sometimes you need someone to leave for you to step forward and say: ‘I’m here.’ I’m saying that about Ramsey just as an example … I could say the same for Jack [Wilshere]. It’s the concept I’m talking about, the idea of stepping up. That mental unblocking is so important. Both of them have a brilliant future.
“[They can be] as good as they want. They have quality on the ball and they have the physical attributes. Ramsey’s stamina is spectacular. Wilshere is a bit different to the typical English player: he’s more of a short passer. Ramsay is one of those that you look at and think: ‘He doesn’t stand out in any specific quality, but he does everything, everything, well.’ His touch is good, his movement’s good, now he’s scoring goals too, providing assists. He’s a kid who as a team player is a beast. Above all, he now has the confidence, responsibility.”