Ahead of the Charity Shied game between Arsenal and Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas has insisted that he still has love for his former club
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he still loves Arsenal despite currently playing for their better rivals.
The 28-year-old spent eight years at Arsenal before returning to Spain to join his boyhood club Barcelona.
After two underwhelming seasons at the Catalan club, Fabregas moved to Chelsea after Arsenal refused to activate their buy-back clause.
The midfielder was booed at the Emirate Stadium he Chelsea visited Arsenal of an English Premier League game.
Fabregas will once again be facing his former club this Sunday, August 2 in the Charity Shied and only had nice things to say about Arsenal ahead of the game.
"Whatever it is, it is," said Fabregas.
"The love I have for that club will never change whatever happens and what is the most important is what I have with me from my time there.
"The rest doesn’t matter, I have great memories, love and respect for the club. You will never hear anything bad from me about them."
Fabregas who was part of the Chelsea team that beat Arsenal last season 2-0 in Stamford Bridge says he wants to win the Sunday game too.
"It's not the most important game but we want to win and compete," the former Arsenal captain said.
"It is a big game, a London derby at Wembley in front of all the fans. It’s a nice competition to play in and even if it is a pre-season game you still want to win.
We are not worried that they might be fresher than us. They started pre season 10 days before us but we are competitors, we will want to win and will probably be a great game."
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