Leaders Chelsea seek to quell Gunners
Cesc Fabregas will appear to make Arsenal pay for their failure to re-sign him when he faces his old club within their match against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
After the jewel within the crown of Arsene Wenger’s squad, Spain midfielder Fabregas left the north London side to partake of boyhood club Barcelona in 2011. But he wasn’t quite so central a figure with the star-studded FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Coins Catalan giants and Arsenal had the choice to buy back their former captain in pre-season.
However, with Arsenal’s squad now featuring a clutch of midfield playmakers in Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, to name but three, veteran French boss Wenger – who recently celebrated his 18th anniversary in charge of the Gunners – felt he could do without his one-time talisman. Chelsea, to amass, were happy to spend £27 million ($46 million) to take Fabregas to London, with Blues manager Jose Mourinho boasting it took him just 20 minutes to seal the deal.