Fabregas open to Arsenal return

Cesc Fabregas has revealed he would be open to returning to Arsenal one day in the future, Sky Sports has reported, although the Barcelona midfielder admitted he may wait until after his playing career has come to a close.

Fabregas left the Gunners to move back to Catalonia in 2011, having left Barcelona for Arsenal as a teenager and blossomed into a key player under Arsene Wenger, captaining the club for his final few seasons as an Arsenal player. Barcelona paid £25.5m to bring Fabregas back to Camp Nou but the amount of former Arsenal players returning to their old club has convinced Fabregas he could one day do likewise.

Arsenal is in my heart and always will be,” he told the Guardian. “I don’t know if I’ll have the opportunity to go back and play there one day, or maybe after football.

It’s a club that is always going to be there and will always open its doors to me,” Fabregas continued. “The club’s like a family so, even if it wasn’t as a coach, I’m sure they’d give me the chance to play a role.

Sol (Campbell) is there now. Arsenal help a lot with the formation of coaches. (Dennis) Bergkamp also went there two, three times a week when he was doing his coaching badges. In that sense it’s a lovely club and there might be the chance to do something with them.

The 26-year-old joined Arsenal in 2003 and went on to make more than 300 appearances in Wenger’s side, almost 60 goals. Since moving back to Barcelona he has featured on 94 occasions and found the net 28 times.

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