Thursday, 21st August, 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits it was strange for him seeing Cesc Fabregas turn out for Chelsea against Burnley on Monday evening.

Fabregas left Arsenal to sign for Barcelona in 2011, but returned to England this summer to link up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Arsenal had a buy-back clause which meant they could have brought the midfielder back to the Emirates Stadium. But Wenger chose not to activate it and Fabregas is now turning out at Chelsea, looking impressive in the Blues' 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

Wenger says he has no regrets about not re-signing Fabregas, but admits seeing him play for Chelsea was strange.


"I watched the game, yes. It was [strange seeing him in a Chelsea shirt]. You have to accept that professional players move from club to club and it was difficult for me to see him leave us", the Frenchman said via his club's site.


"After he has left us for one club, you accept the idea that he can move to some different clubs.

"Of course it was a bit strange but he had a good game. I have no regret about [Arsenal not re-signing Fabregas] at all. My regret is that he left us."

Wenger's men will lock horns with their former captain on 5th October, when Arsenal visit Chelsea in the Premier League.

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