Arsenal didn’t sign Cesc Fabregas because of Mesut Ozil, says Barca star
Gerard Pique says Cesc Fàbregas is loving life at Chelsea
Gerard Pique says Arsenal didn’t want to sign Cesc Fabregas this summer as the Gunners already had Mesut Ozil.
The 27-year-old World Cup winner has hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge, scoring one goal and making seven assists in eight Premier League appearances.
He loves London, even if I don’t know if he loves Mourinho. He probably does because he is in the team
But Pique claimed Fabregas wanted to return to The Emirates but Arsenal didn’t want their former captain as Arsene Wenger had Ozil in the Spaniard’s position.
“Cesc went to Arsenal first but they said they had [Mesut] Ozil, so he went to Chelsea instead,” Pique told the Guardian. “He is really happy there, and playing well.
“He loves London, even if I don’t know if he loves Mourinho. He probably does because he is in the team, playing all the games. In Barcelona it was more difficult for him.
“It was one of the toughest decisions in his life to leave Barça for a second time but, after three months, you can see he made the right decision. He’s enjoying his life, playing every minute. He doesn’t like to be rotated, and I’m happy for him.”