Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has reflected on the difference Arsenal made in his career ahead of this weekend’s clash with his old club.

The Spaniard spent eight eventful years with Arsene Wenger’s side before moving to Barcelona in the summer of 2011.

And ahead of his sixth clash with the Gunners since returning to the Premier League with Chelsea two years ago, Fabrgeas has strongly expressed his gratitude for the north London club and Wenger.

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“There’s something that will never change. There’s many things said about me, about Arsenal.” the 29-year-old said in an interview

“I don’t really care what people think about me any more. It’s just about what I feel towards them.

Arsenal fans had a courteous relationship with Fabregas until he joined Chelsea

“Arsenal will always be the team that believed in me the most. I was a young kid, 16 years old, playing for Barcelona.

“Arsene Wenger, especially, and Arsenal Football Club, gave me everything.

“Without them I would not be a World Cup winner, a European Championship winner. And I would not have experienced all of this that I’m doing in my life. I will always forever be grateful.”

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