Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has again spoke out about his decision to not bring back Cesc Fabregas to the Emirates Stadium.
Fabregas left Arsenal, as their captain, to return home to Barcelona, however, when it became clear that the Spanish international was leaving the Nou Camp again, Le Professeur decided against activating the first option clause that Arsenal had inserted in the deal that took Fabregas away from north London.
Wenger’s decision to reject his former captain left the door open for Premier League rivals Chelsea to swoop in and seal the deal for the former Gunner.
The Spaniard has had an impressive debut season under Jose Mourinho having notched 16 assists in the Premier League and 19 in all competitions.
Wenger was speaking with the Daily Mail when he spoke about how he decided to bring Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil to the Emirates over a homecoming for Fabregas and how he didn’t have room for both:
There would be congestion. We don’t only have Sanchez and Ozil but also Jack Wilshere in this position, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey; all offensive players. When you have to spend £35m to £40m and on top of that for a position where you already have players, you have to question what is the logic?
‘When a big player goes from your club, everyone says you have to buy another one with the same qualities. But once he has gone and you have brought another one with the same qualities and then he wants to come back, it is not obvious to spend so much money on a position that is exactly the same. Where does Cesc play on Sunday? Behind the striker. Where does Ozil play? Behind the striker.’
Fabregas will return to the Emirates Stadium today in Arsenal’s crunch clash with Chelsea.