Arsene Wenger: Cesc Fabregas ‘where he wants to be’ at Chelsea

Arsene Wenger says Cesc Fàbregas has "landed where he wanted to go" following his transfer to Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fàbregas moved to Barcelona from Arsenal in 2011 Photo: FC Barcelona

Arsene Wenger insists that Cesc Fabregas “landed where he wanted to go” following his transfer to Chelsea this summer.

Arsenal were understood to have turned down the chance to re-sign their former captain from Barcelona before the midfielder’s £27m switch to Stamford Bridge last month.

But Jose Mourinho claimed on Friday that the 27-year-old was never keen on a return to Emirates Stadium at all this summer.

Wenger has now suggested that he is unsure whether the Chelsea boss is being entirely truthful about how events unfolded – but says Fabregas is now where is wants to be.

“Look, I think people came out and said he wanted to go to Chelsea,” said Wenger.

“I don’t know who tells the truth here or not. But he landed where he wanted to go.”

Speaking on Friday, Mourinho said: “As you know, Arsenal had an option to interfere. But I think he was not open for that, I think he was very much in our direction so it was an easy job for me.”

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