RUMOURS OF PREM RETURN

There have been several reports of former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas making a return to English football with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal being interested in his services. He has been at Barcelona for just over two years now after moving to the Camp Nou for £ 35 million. However, he is thought to be unhappy with his youth club after not being a first-team regular under the new management of Tito Vilanova. Former manager Guardiola was responsible for bringing him to the club, but he played under the former Barcelona captain for just a year.

Fabregas has been intensely linked with a return to English football where he enjoyed the best spell of his career. The 26-year-old, though, has rejected any such speculation by saying that he does not intend to leave Barcelona as of yet. Despite being a midfielder, Fabregas has been utilised in several roles by Barcelona. This includes playing as a second striker, which according to his former manager Wenger is not a suitable position. Arsenal manager recently said that not playing football regularly is hampering the form of Fabregas who is being caught in a vicious circle.

Wenger has said that confidence is the kind of player who needs regular game time in order to show his true quality.

“I’ve always said that I’m happy at Barca. Whoever says that I’m leaving doesn’t know me and has never spoken with me. If someone says I don’t want to play at Barca, it’s completely absurd. My agent knows that I don’t want him to talk with other people about me,” said Fabregas. Even though the midfielder started 30 out of the 38 league matches, he was substituted in a majority of the matches. He was the important player when he was at Arsenal, but it is not the case any more.