Cesc Fabregas reveals his biggest regret with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

first_imgFabregas left Arsenal for Barcelona (Picture: Getty)‘But that is one of those things I don’t feel well with it because I pushed my move in 2011. I did things I’m not proud of.‘But if I didn’t do it it would’ve never happened. And it had to happened at that moment. I couldn’t have another year of “yeah, we played well, next year”.’Fabregas looks back on his time playing under Wenger incredibly fondly and revealed the special measures the Frenchman took to help him develop into a top player.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Arsene is a very, very honest man,’ added Fabregas. ‘He is outstanding. He was unbelievable with me. I was lucky because every coach is different, they all behave in different ways. ‘Arsene gave me total freedom, total freedom to express my talents, everything I had in me and he never put pressure on you as a young player. He always gave me this positive vibe that I have to do what I know I can do. He didn’t ask for anything special, just be yourself. ‘All the players Arsene signs are all intelligent players who understand the game in the same way. I made many mistakes, maybe because I was growing up in that great team that my mistakes were not seen as big as they could have been if I was in a worse team. Cesc Fabregas reveals his biggest regret with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Mar 2020 2:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Advertisement Fabregas currently plays for Monaco (Picture: Icon Sport via Getty)‘Arsene would not say anything to me, he would just train me. Sometimes after training individually he will just after everyone is gone keep me there by myself and train me on something he thinks I can work on. ‘My final pass, my left foot, behind my shoulders to see, how to put my body in the right place at the right time. Little things you don’t think are important but then you train them and one day you click and on the pitch you do it by yourself. AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘That makes you a better player. When he felt it was the right time, he would call you into his office and he will tell you what he thinks, how you are doing, what he thinks you need to improve. But in general he’s very patient. ‘Nowadays I understand that’s more difficult to be that patient with young players but he had that patience with me and many others. It’s very difficult to have in the football world because everyone wants to win, everyone wants to put pressure on you. With me, he had a lot of courage and forever I’ll be grateful for that.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Fabregas regrets how pushy he was with Wenger (Picture: AFP via Getty)Cesc Fabregas confessed he regrets the manner of his Arsenal exit and that he had to be ‘so pushy’ with Arsene Wenger in order to force a transfer to Barcelona.The Monaco midfielder, who also enjoyed a spell with Chelsea, acknowledges he ‘owes everything’ to the former Gunners boss but he did things ‘he’s not proud of’ to manoeuvre a move away in 2011.‘The only thing that kills me in a way is that I had to be so pushy with Arsene, Fabregas told Arseblog.‘The guy gave me absolutely everything. The guy who had confidence in me to play me at 16 years old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘The one that made me start big games at 17, [he’s] the guy who made me have my debut for Spain, because without him Luis Aragones wouldn’t have taken me. Going to a World Cup at 19.‘I owe everything to him, all my career, I know that. After I had to work for it, and I think I worked very hard to earn his trust and it was up to me many times to prove him right. Comment Advertisementlast_img

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