The new Chelsea signing discussed the possibility of
rejoining the Gunners from Barcelona this summer but
says that the Frenchman felt that he already had
players in his position
New Chelsea signing Cesc Fabregas says that Arsenal opted
against exercising their first option on signing him as they
already had enough players in his position.
The former Gunners captain rejoined Barcelona in 2011 but
was never able to nail down a key role in the Blaugrana's
first team and signed a contract with the Blues on Thursday.
Arsenal retained first refusal on Fabregas as part of his
transfer to Camp Nou but, after talks with Arsene Wenger,
the Spain international says that the likes of Mesut Ozil got
in the way of a homecoming.
"Arsenal was my first option for the contract clause [but]
we talked with Wenger and my position was filled in his
team," he told the press.
"I had very good offers from other teams. I wanted to come
back to Premier League, obviously, then I talked with Jose
Mourinho and he said what I wanted to hear, he convinced
me and nothing else. I'm very happy with this."
Fabregas came on as a substitute as Spain were beaten 5-1
in the first game of their World Cup defence against
Netherlands on Friday and is determined to improve in order
to get out of their group.
"We are a national team and we know how we need to
play," the midfielder declared. "We can win in different
ways. I'm not saying we should change the players but we
have to be stronger in attack.
"This team can do it; I don't see why we couldn't have a
great match against Chile and teach them a footballing