Fabregas – on Arsenal, Barcelona and friends

For the record, I don’t think Fabregas will be headed to Barcelona next summer or that he ‘desperately’ wants the move.

It’s not just because he owes Arsenal and Wenger, but also because he is more likely to suffer Henry’s fate at Camp Nou than he is to be the missing link for Barcelona’s everlasting dominion over Spain and Europe.

However, his latest comments are fun way to start a debate, so here you go:

Cesc Fabregas, talking to RAC 1:

“Right now I’m fine at Arsenal but I cannot deny that to return and play for Barca would be a dream come true.

I chose to stay at the club last summer and right now I’m totally focused on the reason for that decision which was to try and win trophies.

We’ll see how things have gone by the end of the season.

The fact is that Barca are playing cinematic football right now and it’s fantastic to see that the other day when they beat Atletico Madrid 6-1 they had seven or eight guys who, like me, came through the club’s youth system.”

On Messi

“Messi is the best player in the world and he has been for a long time, never mind what people used to think about Ronaldinho in his prime.

During Messi’s football life I’ve seen him do incredible things on a football pitch, as a kid or now as a leader of the Barca team.”

Missing Hleb

“Every week I chat to Alex Hleb on the phone because he’s the guy I most miss at Arsenal. He’s a friend and I also loved playing with him.

He always looks for you with a pass and if you give him the ball you can always count on getting it back at the right time.”