Arsene Wenger comments on Cesc Fabregas ahead of Chelsea v Arsenal in Premier League

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was always a great player.

Cesc Fabregas may be on the books of Chelsea and playing great football for the Blues, but he was moulded into a great player at Arsenal.

That’s the opinion of Gunners manager Arsene Wenger, who is quoted as saying by The Telegraph: ‘Look, he has always been a great player. It (ability to provide assists) was always there. Look at the number of assists he had with us, it has not changed.

‘Even at Barcelona, it has not changed. That was always the strength of his game and if you look at the number of assists he has had this season, it's like it was before’.

Fabregas has been in truly great form for Chelsea so far this season. The 27-year-old has provided six assists in as many appearances in the Premier League and one in two in the Champions League.

The Spain international was on the books of Arsenal from 2003 until 2011, before returning to Barcelona. Things did not go that well at Camp Nou for Fabregas, who moved back to the Premier League in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea paid a reported transfer fee of £27 million for the Spaniard, who will line up for Jose Mourinho’s team against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Blues will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run in the Premier League with victory over their London rivals at Stamford Bridge, and Fabregas will play a key role in that objective.

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