The young Spaniard has said it is not the idea of earning more money that has pushed him close to the exit door at the Emirates in the past couple of seasons. Cesc Fabregas, instead, contends that it is the allure of success and the joy of winning trophies that has twisted his arm. His relative lack of success at Arsenal, the club has not won the English Premiership title for six seasons, has consistently been a thorny issue for the midfielder and is one of the main reasons why he has been so attracted by the idea of a move to Barcelona.
Cesc Fabregas, seemingly, felt that at Barcelona he would stand more chance of success than he would at Arsenal. Cesc Fabregas is originally from Barcelona and in fact trained with the likes of Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique at Barcelona’s youth training centre when he was a youngster. At the age of 16 Cesc Fabregas decided to leave Barcelona and join Arsenal. Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, was a keen admirer of the diminutive midfielder and immediately involved the teenager with the first team squad. Such involvement hastened the teenagers development and benefited him tremendously. Cesc Fabregas has often applauded his manager for his role in his development as a player, from a precocious young midfield talent to a ferocious and creative international midfield star.
The Spaniard was an integral part of the Spanish international side that won the UEFA 2008 European Championships and was a part, although somewhat less important, of the Spain side which won the 2010 FIFA World Cup. His influence on the 2010 FIFA World Cup was less because he entered the tournament without much form or fitness as he had missed the latter part of the domestic season with his club, Arsenal, because of an injury he picked up playing against Barcelona in the knock-out stages of the UEFA Champions League. In the international side Cesc Fabregas has to compete with several other midfield stars for a starting berth, including the likes of Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta, Jesus Navas, Pedro, Sergio Busquets, David Silva. At Arsenal the young midfielder, from the Catalunya region of Spain, has developed into a creative attacking midfielder who is capable of orchestrating the flow of the match from a withdrawn position, operating as a traditional playmaker, or as a second striker, functioning just behind the main striker, offering a more direct type of support.
He has regularly been linked with a move to Barcelona but his manager Arsene Wenger has recently stated that he believes Cesc Fabregas will stay at Arsenal for a few more seasons and not just leave when this campaign comes to an end. Fabregas’ claim that he is interested only in winning trophies suggests that he might stay at Arsenal if the club were able to become competitive and begin winning titles.