Cesc Fabregas: I Will Keep the Gunner Feeling Forever


Jun 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas (10) dribbles the ball against El Salvador at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

As we all suffer through the lull that is the international break while we await the return of the Premier League and Chelsea FC,  Cesc Fabregas gave an interview to Spanish newspaper El Pais about his departure from Barcelona and why he chose to join Chelsea over rivals and his former club Arsenal.

“I spoke with Mourinho and he told me the things I needed to hear. I felt valued,” Fabregas said.

“I felt I was going to be important in an important project.”

There is no doubt that Fabregas has already asserted himself as one of Chelsea’s most important players this season as he is joint-leader in assists in the EPL through three games with four.

Having played for Arsenal for eight years, being named captain and molding into the player that he has become while at Highbury/Emirates, many have wondered what are his feelings toward his former club?

Many have seen this tweet circulating Twitter following his move to Chelsea:

In his interview, Fabregas said the thought of joining an Arsenal rival crossed his mind and he hopes that Arsenal fans will understand his decision.

"“I will keep the Gunner feeling forever and I know that I will return to Highbury (Emirates Stadium) and it will be a special moment, but I am a committed guy. I remind you that I played the Champions League final against Barcelona (with Arsenal) and I swear I would have done anything to win that game and I have been a Barcelona fan since I was a kid. So I know that when I play against Arsenal I will know who is my (current) team, who are my colleagues and who I defend. And I know that the Arsenal fans will understand me, I have no doubt.”"

Honestly, I love the fact that Fabregas was very truthful with the way he feels about Arsenal. You would expect him to still have the emotional ties to the club since he spent such a long time at and a club in that he captained at such a young age.

And as he mentioned, as long as he stays committed to helping Chelsea win matches and hopefully trophies, that’s all that matters to me.

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