English Premiership

Ozil ended dream return - Cesc

2014-09-25 08:46
Cesc Fabregas (AFP)

Cape Town - Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Mesut Ozil is the reason that he did not return to his former club in the summer.

The Express report that Chelsea's £30 million signing, Cesc Fabregas, did not return to the Gunners due to the players already at Arsene Wenger's disposal.

Once Cesc Fabregas had decided his time with Barcelona was up, the Spanish international knew that he could only play in one league. 

"I was always going back to the Premier League because, to me, there's no other league around the world that's better than it." said Fabregas.

"Arsenal had the first option - it was written in the contract - and so they could have said 'yes' but they decided not to.

"They told me now Ozil was there, there was no need for me." added Fabregas.

"That's life. No problem. We move on. Life moves on. Football moves on.

"Changing clubs is part of the game and people must remember it was Arsenal who didn't take up the buy-back option for me.

"What am I going to do, retire? No way.

"I can understand some people at Arsenal are sad, some people are upset, some people are even angry. But I have to look after myself. I had to make a decision.

"Any team I would have gone to, apart from Arsenal, it would have been bad to them."

Fabregas has integrated himself brilliantly back into the English league and has a staggering six assists in the top flight of English football so far this season. 

Chelsea host Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 27 at 16:00. 


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