Revealed: Arsene Wenger Failed to Sign Chelsea £156,000 A-Week Star

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Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has revealed Arsenal had a chance to sign him.

Fabregas spent eight years with the Gunners before making a return to his boyhood club Barcelona.

But he pushed for a move to the Catalans back in 2011 which angered Arsenal supporters and Arsene Wenger.

When Barcelona decided to sell Fabregas in 2014, Arsenal thought to have tried and re-sign their former skipper, but Spaniard ended up with signing for the Gunners London rivals Chelsea.

Ahead of London derby, yesterday Fabregas has once again revealed that Arsenal had a chance to sign him back in 2014 before making the switch to Chelsea.

“Once I decided to leave Barcelona, Arsenal had the first option, and Barcelona had the obligation to contact Arsenal first. Then they had a week to respond yes or no to the buy-out clause.

“I knew Chelsea were on the side, among other clubs, but after I spoke to [Jose] Mourinho in the meantime, he convinced me that it was a great place to come. The week passed, Arsenal never responded, never contacted me either, so I took it as them having enough players in their squad, so I made my move to Chelsea.”