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Cesc Fabregas: I will keep the Gunner feeling forever


Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas knows it will not be easy to face his old club when the Gunners play Chelsea on October 5.

Arsenal had a clause to buy back their former captain but manager Arsene Wenger turned down the option, saying the midfielder would struggle to secure a place in the team.

The Spain international left Arsenal in the summer of 2011 and never expected to make a comeback in the English Premier League in a non-Arsenal jersey.

"Don't think I didn't think about it," Fabregas told El Pais.

"I will keep the Gunner feeling forever and I know that I will return to Highbury [Emirates Stadium] and it will be a special moment, but I am a committed guy.

"I remind you that I played the Champions League final against Barcelona [with Arsenal] and I swear I would have done anything to win that game - and I have been a Barcelona fan since I was a kid."

His love for Arsenal may still be intact but the Spaniard knows exactly what he will do when the game kicks off.

"So I know that when I play against Arsenal I will know who is my [current] team, who are my colleagues and who I defend," added Fabregas.

"And I know that the Arsenal fans will understand me, I have no doubt.

"If you'd told me five years ago that I would play for Chelsea and Mourinho I would not have believed you, but life changes."

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