Cesc Fabregas’s father has revealed that the Arsenal skipper was so upset by Tuesday night’s defeat to Barcelona that he wanted to shoot himself.
The Spaniard apologised to fans via Twitter and took responsibility for the first goal as his backheel gave the Blaugrana possession leading up to the opener.
Fabregas’s father has revealed how devastated the 23-year-old felt after the game and insisted his son should not have featured in the match because he was still injured.
Cesc’s father, Francesc, told The Sun: “I talked to Cesc after the game and he told me he felt so powerless that he just wanted to shoot himself. He was looking forward to this match with much enthusiasm. It was such a special game for him because it was against Barcelona in the Nou Camp. But it turned out to be one of the worst days of his life.
“His display was badly affected by his physical condition. From the first moment he realised he shouldn’t be playing. After 10 minutes he was feeling his leg. He wanted to contribute but was left behind while Barcelona had a great game.”
Lehmann set for return.
Jens Lehmann is hoping to help alleviate Arsene Wenger’s goalkeeper worries by offering his services to the club, the Daily Mail has revealed.
Following Wojciech Szczesny’s injury on Tuesday night the Polish international has been ruled out for six weeks, leaving Arsene Wenger with just one fit goalkeeper in his squad.
Wenger is considering an emergency loan to bring another goalkeeper to the Emirates to serve as backup to Manuel Almunia and the former Gunners keeper Lehmann says he would jump at the chance to pull on the Arsenal jersey one more time.
The 41-year-old, who retired from football at the end of last season, is currently at the club to complete his coaching badges and a short-term deal could be on the cards for the German.
Ramsey: I just want to play.
Aaron Ramsey says he is desperate to return to action for Arsenal following his recovery from a broken leg he received whilst playing for the Gunners.
The Welsh international suffered a broken leg against Stoke last February and believes he is ready to pull on the Arsenal jersey again and help his side end their six year trophy drought.
Ramsey told the Daily Mirror: “I just want to play now. I feel that I’m ready so I just want my chance to start a game as soon as possible and show that I’m capable of doing a job in there. I haven’t played for Arsenal in over a year so when I do it will feel, in a sense, that I’ve overcome my injury and I am finally back where I want to be.”