Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not speak to Cesc Fabregas anymore. That’s the latest revelation from the Chelsea midfielder on his relationship with the Frenchman.
‘But I’m sure once everything dies down a bit in the future we will talk. There is no problem. I’ll always be grateful to him whatever happens’.
From Fabregas’s comments, it seems that Wenger does not want to maintain any relationship with him. But can one really blame him?
Back in 2011, Fabregas pretty much forced his way out of Arsenal and back to Barcelona. That transfer saga has been well documented, and one can hardly blame Wenger for bearing a bit of grudge against the Spaniard.
Of course, from Fabregas’s perspective, one can understand his decision to move to Barcelona. At the time, Pep Guardiola was in charge of what many believe to be greatest club side in the world. Linking up with the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta was just too much to resist.
But as they say, what goes around comes around. New Barcelona coach Luis Enrique did not want Fabregas in his team and the fans also fell out of love with him. And he was moved on in the summer after three years at Camp Nou.
Arsenal rejected the chance to re-sign him and so he went to Chelsea, the Gunners’ London rivals. Perhaps Wenger does not like that. But can one really blame Fabregas for this? Arsenal did not want him, Chelsea did.