Tag: Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas played for Arsenal Football Club. The Spanish midfielder joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2003. Fabregas left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011 for £25m. In total, he made 303 appearances for Arsenal and scored 57 goals. The former Arsenal Captain and World Cup Winner wore the number 4 shirt for Arsenal. He was born May 4, 1987. Fabregas currently plays for AS Monaco.

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP)

Lionel Messi was tempted by Arsenal under Arsene Wenger says former agent

Lionel Messi's former agent has said the superstar was tempted to join Arsenal in 2003 when Arsene Wenger was at the height of his power at the club.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal celebrates scoring his second and the teams the third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Arsenal and AZ Alkmaar at the Emirates Stadium on November 4, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

£198m: 12 biggest losses Arsenal have made in the transfer window

As Arsenal wrestle with several clubs to try and exact full market value for their players, I looked back at some of the biggest hits Arsenal have taken in the transfer market.

Cesc Fabregas: Arteta was very lucky

Cesc Fabregas has been speaking about Mikel Arteta, including revealing what the players at Arsenal think about him.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Park Chu-Young of Arsenal is congratulated by team mates after scoring his teams second goal of the game during the Carling Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

9 players Arsenal let go in 2011: Where are they now?

Gael Clichy left Arsenal in the summer of 2011 because he didn't feel wanted, so who else left that summer which heralded the start of the Banter Era.

What happened to Ryan Smith who debuted at the same time as Cesc Fabregas?

Ryan Smith was given his debut in the Arsenal first team in the same game Arsene Wenger handed Cesc Fabregas his first Arsenal minutes, so what happened to the teenager?
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP)

Arsene Wenger: We were in discussions with Messi in 2003

Arsenal tried to sign Lionel Messi in 2003 along with Cesc Fabregas but the player had already reached 'untouchable' status with FC Barcelona.
Arsenal's French defender Gael Clichy (R) celebrates scoring the fifth goal during their FA Cup fifth round replay football match against Leyton Orient at the Emirates Stadium, London, England, on March 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ GLYN KIRK

Who? Former Arsenal star says lots of players felt unwanted at club

Gael Clichy has told the Arsenal podcast that he left because he didn't feel wanted and there were others who left at the same time who felt the same way, so who are they? Let's take a look...
Arsenal's coach Arsene Wenger from France looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg football match AC Milan Vs Arsenal at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Tottenham and Chelsea stars in Arsene Wenger’s rejected XI

David Silva is just one name on the list of players Arsène Wenger rejected, let's see if we can make an XI from players the former Arsenal manager reportedly rejected.

Cesc Fabregas gives the credit for Arsenal's comeback to 1 man

Cesc Fabregas made sure the influence of Francis Cagigao didn't go unnoticed after Arsenal came from behind twice to draw with Chelsea on Tuesday.

5 greatest Arsenal youngsters of all time

Arsenal's academy has produced some fine players down the years, but who have been the greatest Arsenal youngsters to pull on the red and white?
Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on April 7, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Why opposition fans hate Matteo Guendouzi and Arsenal fans love him

On this week's Daily Cannon Weekly podcast, episode 215, host Matthew Wade took a look at why Matteo Guendouzi might be annoying opposition supporters, and why we love him for it.
Arsenal's English defender Rob Holding (L) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 24, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

4 former Gunners send messages to Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin after injury comeback

Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have sent messages to Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin after the duo's return from injury on Tuesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Neymar of Barcelona is challenged by Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Barcelona waived Hector Bellerin sell-on fee to complete Arsenal midfielder deal

Barcelona waived their sell-on fee for Hector Bellerin as part of the deal that saw Cesc Fabregas sign for the La Liga side in 2011.

Are Arsenal cursed?

With Laurent Koscielny refusing to travel with Arsenal to the USA on pre-season tour, it’s time to ask – Is the club and their captains cursed?
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal looks dejected during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Cesc Fabregas calls out Mesut Ozil

Cesc Fabregas did not hold back what he thought about Mesut Ozil after the Europa League final on Wednesday night.

"This is the kid who made me leave Arsenal": Fabregas recalls Vieira story

Patrick Vieira called Cesc Fabregas 'the kid who made me leave Arsenal' when the pair met up recently, according to the Spanish midfielder himself.

AS Monaco 'confident' they've won the race to sign Chelsea and Arsenal star

AS Monaco are confident they've won the race to sign Cesc Fabregas, who wants one more game with Chelsea this weekend before moving on.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal reacts as he is substituted during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Qarabag FK at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Thierry Henry targets 2 Arsenal captains as January signings for Monaco

Thierry Henry wants to bring current Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny and former club captain Cesc Fabregas to AS Monaco in January, according to reports in France.
CARDIFF, WALES - MAY 21: Patrick Vieira of Arsenal and Roy Keane of Manchester United battle for the ball during the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester United at The Millennium Stadium on May 21, 2005 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s biggest fallouts: 4 major bust-ups, fights and riots

Arsenal aren't generally known as a club that constantly start brawls, fights and riots, but that just makes the occasions where things do kick off all the more memorable.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Arsenal FC CEO Ivan Gazidis speaks during the Western Sydney Wanderers Gold Star Luncheon at The Westin on July 14, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Ex-Arsenal chief set to negotiate Cesc Fabregas reunion

Ivan Gazidis is set to use his 'hotline' to Chelsea to secure signings for AC Milan, including former Gunner Cesc Fabregas, according to reports in Italy.

AC Milan make contact to sign former Gunner currently playing for rival club

AC Milan have reportedly now made contact with Cesc Fabregas over a transfer from Chelsea to Italy, according to reports in the country.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal (R) and Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal (L) in discussion as they sit in the stands prior to the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal and Olympiacos at the Emirates Stadium on September 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Odds slashed on Wenger bringing his former Arsenal captain with him to Milan

The bookies have slashed the odds of Arsene Wenger and Cesc Fabregas reuniting at AC Milan under Ivan Gazidis as CEO, as both look to be moving on to a new club.

Arsene Wenger on how Alexis Sanchez can overcome Manchester United struggles

Arsene Wenger believes that Alexis Sanchez is struggling with his confidence since his move to Manchester United in January.
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Arsene Wenger’s AC Milan denials mean little: 5 times he’s lied before

Arsene Wenger has called reports he is set to take over the AC Milan manager's job 'fake news' but the Frenchman has form when it comes to lying about rumours.

Former Gunner admits he sees himself returning to Arsenal despite joining rival

Cesc Fabregas has admitted he could still see himself returning to Arsenal one day, despite currently playing for Chelsea.

Manchester United man admits exactly how close he came to joining Arsenal

Michael Carrick has admitted he was just days away from signing for Arsenal, then Cesc Fabregas broke through and ruined his chances.

Unai Emery tells Mesut Ozil exactly what he wants from him

Unai Emery has called on Mesut Ozil to be more demanding when it comes to wanting the ball.

Blow for Chelsea as star misses training with injury ahead of Arsenal clash

Cesc Fabregas missed Chelsea's most recent training session with injury, ahead of his team's match against former club Arsenal this weekend.

Arsenal could sign Barcelona wonder-kid as soon as Thursday

Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of Barcelona attacking midfielder Robert Navarro, and could sign the 15-year-old this week, according to reports.

Premier League top 5 chance creators: Surprising player steals Arsenal star's top spot

Mesut Özil is the second best chance creator in the Premier League this season, but surprisingly it's not Kevin De Bruyne who pips him to top spot.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal with Mesut Ozil and team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Where does Özil rank? Arsenal's top 5 Premier League assist-providersa

On Sunday, Mesut Özil reached 50 Premier League assists with his set-piece delivery for Shkodran Mustafi, but how does that rank among the club's best ever creative players?

4 Arsenal players who beat De Bruyne’s hat-trick of assists

Kevin De Bruyne provided three assists at the weekend at Manchester City beat Leicester City, but four Arsenal players have gone one better.

Arsenal fans discuss Cesc Fabregas returning as manager

Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he'd like to become a football manager one day, which got tongues wagging - or fingers typing - over whether Gooners would welcome the playmaker at Arsenal.

Injury boost for Arsenal ahead of Chelsea meeting

Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas will miss the second leg of the League Cup semi-final against the Gunners on Wednesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

5 times Arsene Wenger lied about transfers

Arsene Wenger hasn't always been truthful when talking about transfers. 

Wenger explains what happened when Cesc Fabregas hit Manchester United manager with pizza

Arsène Wenger says Cesc Fabregas didn't mean to hit Sir Alex Ferguson with a piece of pizza, that fateful day at Old Trafford.

Arsenal's 5 best youth products ever

The Arsenal academy has produced some fine players down the years, but who were the best?

Cesc Fabregas winds up the Tottenham fans on social media

Cesc Fabregas still has fond memories of the North London derby. 

Premier League star explains how tough it was to join Arsenal

Cesc Fabregas has revealed how the choice to move to north London and sign for Arsenal in 2003 was a tough one but worth it.

Wojciech Szczesny believes Paulo Dybala could become better than his three former Arsenal teammates

Wojciech Szczesny says Paulo Dybala could be the best in the world, comparing him to some of Arsenal's best players of the last decade or so.