Arsenal must avoid a move for Cesc Fabregas as they move into a new era

According to the Daily Express, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has claimed he would not be against a return to Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the season.

What’s the story?

Fabregas is yet to appear in a Premier League game under Maurizio Sarri, as the Italian boss demands a high-tempo game that the Spaniard just cannot keep up with now.

The 31-year-old has had an extremely decorated career and has won a World Cup and two European Championships at international level and two Premier League titles with Chelsea, but he is now limited to Europa League and domestic cup appearances for the Blues.

After joining Arsenal from Barcelona in 2003, Fabregas spent eight years in North London and helped the Gunners win the FA Cup in 2005, before returning to the Spanish giants in 2011.

A new era

Arsenal though have had a fantastic start to the season under new boss Unai Emery and they should not be tempted to look to the past and sign Fabregas, despite his fantastic time at the club previously.

The Gunners are also trying to implement a higher tempo pressing style than was the case under Arsene Wenger, and Fabregas simply doesn’t have the legs to put in the work that is needed in central midfield.

Although he will be available on a free transfer, Emery must look for younger signings who better fit the philosophy that he is trying to instil at the Emirates.

So, Arsenal fans, would you back a move for Fabregas next summer? Have your say by voting in the poll below.

Football Writers Association