Fabregas was a fan favorite in the Emirates and took the captain’s armband at the age of only 21.
He was a cog in the Arsenal midfielder, but he never won the Premier League in north London.
The Gunners last won the league in 2004 – the year of the Invincibles – and it was Fabregas’ first season in north London. He did not play a Premier League match – he was a teenager – and did not get a winner medal.
And he wouldn’t have a chance to take one afterwards.
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He would only win the FA Cup and finish second in the Champions League for the rest of his Gunners episode and admitted it was a huge frustration for him and had led to his eventual exit.
In an interview with former Manchester United man Rio Ferdinand on The Locker Room on YouTube Five, Fabregas knocked over the beans.
He said, “I always felt that we were sometimes competing against the world. There were you guys (Manchester United), Chelsea, sometimes even Liverpool and when I spoke to guys at Chelsea and sometimes to my Spanish friends in Liverpool, everyone told me the same thing ‘we hated playing against you guys’ and I said the same thing ‘yeah, you hated that, but we always lost!’
“At important moments, I felt so frustrated to see great teams always winning and always having this advantage. I was very young and very passionate, I was hungry, I wanted to win, I was a competitor, I would have done anything to win for Arsenal and I felt that it was not coming.
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“We had the opportunity to recruit good players who I think would make such a difference and for one thing or another, they looked away. A lot of things frustrated me and I decided to go back to Barcelona, it was the best team in the world. at this moment.
“My brain was a bit gone, so I just felt it was time. “
But Fabregas regretted this decision for a great reason.
“Basically, I think I probably should have waited two more years,” he admitted. “Because I had to wait for Xavi to withdraw and withdraw! “