Fabregas says his Arsenal side were always better against Chelsea, but they could not win

Cesc Fabregas Spain

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been talking about his time at Arsenal, playing against Chelsea.

Cesc Fabregas has been discussing his regret that he did not win more trophies with Arsenal, speaking to The Telegraph.

The Spaniard was in the squad for the 2004/05 FA Cup win, but did not lift any more silverware during his time at the club, and admits his envy at watching a better set up Chelsea side rack up the medals.

Fabregas feels this is despite the fact when the two sides faced off, he viewed Arsenal as playing the better football.

He said: “At Arsenal, we were most of the games the better team, but we were always losing, I always said the same thing. Arsenal, Arsenal, Arsenal, Arsenal. Then one long ball or one free-kick, Drogba goal. It was always the same.

“That tells you that it’s not always about the quality and the talent, it’s also about how much you want it, how much you know how to play your game. Their game was stay compact, compact, compact, compact, take your chances. They did it very well and they had good players, so you have to respect that."

During his time at the Gunners, Chelsea won the league three times, and lifted the FA Cup three times, and League Cup twice - including a 2-1 win over Arsenal in 2007.

Fabregas left for Barcelona, instantly satisfying his trophy itch, but when he wanted to return to the Premier League last summer, Arsene Wenger surprisingly decided not to move for him, and the midfielder joined Chelsea instead.

He now looks set to add more trophies to his collection, although as the weekend's shock loss to Bradford City and subsequent FA Cup elimination showed, nothing can be taken for granted.

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