“You never know” – Chelsea star refuses to rule out return to Arsenal after struggling this season

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has refused to rule out a return to Arsenal despite making a controversial move to Stamford Bridge in 2015.

The central midfielder is one of the most respected players in world football, blessed with outrageous passing range and the ability to split open defenses, even in tough games. Fabregas signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2014 and immediately helped his side managed by Jose Mourinho to lift the Premier League title.

He has however seen his position in the Blues first team reduced to a bench role. He no longer is one of the first names on the teamsheet and is yet to start a Premier League match this season. Fabregas has however been the choice to play the deep-lying play-making role in the cup games.

Having less than a year remaining on his deal, and with Chelsea not looking particularly eager to extend his contract, the former Barcelona star admits he will not give up on a return to the Emirates where he made his name in English football.

“Of course, Arsenal will always be in my heart and I will never forget them so why not return. You never know. I feel fine still. In seven months my contract ends with Chelsea. It will be 16 seasons playing at the highest level, over 750 games, a lot of training, travelling.

I feel young and strong but maybe I can’t do 60 games a season. With my style I think I can keep playing for longer and obviously I want to keep playing for many years.”

Cesc Fabregas, Daily Mail