Arsene Wenger comments on Cesc Fabregas' Arsenal return after 0-0 draw with Chelsea

Arsene Wenger In Emirates Press Conference 2

Arsene Wenger was reluctant to discuss Cesc Fabregas' return to Arsenal in much depth.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the club's official website that he has much worse receptions than the one Cesc Fabregas received today.

The Gunners faced London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium today, but once again, Wenger couldn't beat his counterpart Jose Mourinho, as the game ended in a dour 0-0 draw.

That means that Wenger has still yet to beat Mourinho in 13 attempts, and also leaves Arsenal ten points behind Chelsea as the Blues close in on the Premier League title.

Yet aside from the Mourinho-Wenger rivalry, the other big story of the day was Cesc Fabregas returning to face his former club.

Fabregas, 27, joined Arsenal as a teenager in 2003, leaving Barcelona behind before playing over 300 games for Arsenal, racking up 57 goals in the process.

Barcelona managed to buy him back in 2011, but the Spaniard then committed what many Arsenal fans deem to be an unforgivable act - he joined Chelsea last summer.

Now 'the enemy', the former Gunners hero made his first return to the Emirates Stadium since leaving almost four years ago, and was roundly booed every time he touched the ball by the Arsenal supporters.

Yet, speaking to the Arsenal official website, Wenger - who helped nurture Fabregas at Arsenal - seemed reluctant to discuss his former pupil.

"I’ve seen much worse," said Wenger, keeping it short and sweet with a player who has become so disliked by a large section of Arsenal fans, and possibly even hurting himself at seeing Cesc line up for Mourinho's men.

Fabregas clapped the Arsenal fans as he left the pitch having been substituted in the dying seconds, but is likely to have done little to improve his perception amongst Arsenal fans, much like Samir Nasri and Emmanuel Adebayor in recent years.

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