Santi Cazorla is the first Arsenal player to touch on the rumours linking Cesc Fabregas with a return to the Premier League admitting he’d welcome the 27-year-old midfielder back to the Emirates with open arms.
The duo, who are set to play alongside each other for Spain at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, confided in each other before Santi’s switch to the Gunners in 2012 but despite their friendship the current Gunner says he’s in the dark over Cesc’s future.
As it stands there’s little to suggest Arsene Wenger will take up his first refusal option on his former captain, however, with Chelsea and Manchester United also said to interested in a possible deal Cazorla believes it’s obvious Fabregas is more cherised in England than Spain.
“I’ve read that he could go to Chelsea but I’d prefer him to come to Arsenal because he’s a great player and they really love him there,” said Santi.
“I don’t know what his future is, but I hope that he will be happy and enjoys the team wherever he is.
“I don’t think there’s a big difference between Cesc’s performances in the Premier League and La Liga.
“His statistics are great at Barcelona but he’s not valued the same as in England. There’s no difference in his numbers, he’s adapted perfectly to both leagues.”
Arseblog News can’t really be arsed to speculate on where Fabregas might end up (if indeed he leaves Barcelona at all) because we’re almost certain this saga is going to run and run all summer.
Quite frankly we’d rather spend a few more weeks toasting the FA Cup final before turning our attention to the World Cup with beer and burger in hand. We’ll panic about the rest on deadline day.*
*Don’t hold us to this.