Cesc drops Gunners return hint

The 24-year-old midfielder returned to his childhood club in the

summer after eight years at Arsenal. Fabregas said he would be

happy to retire as a Barcelona player, but if he were to leave

again, he would want it to be for an Arsenal return. “Apart from

Arsenal and Barcelona, I don’t see myself playing anywhere else,”

he told Sky Sports News. “I will definitely be going back (to

Arsenal) whenever I have time to watch games and to see the guys,

and you never know in the future, why not? “I hope I will stay here

for a very long time, and maybe even retire him, but why not? In

life, you can never say never, and if there is one place to go back

to, it is Arsenal for sure.” Fabregas admitted he had lost his

motivation in the final season at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal

struggled and he believed his captaincy was failing to inspire his

team-mates. “It looked like there was no real passion in the team

to play,” he said. “I’ve always tried my best to make the team go

forward and I could see nothing I was saying was really working. “I

was going into training not feeling the same motivation as when I

was 16 years old, and I felt a little bit stuck. I think everyone

in life has a time when they need to start again.” But even so,

Fabregas admitted it was a huge wrench to leave Arsenal. “It was

very hard, the hardest decision I have ever made, even if it was my

dream to play for Barcelona,” he said. “I’m not embarrassed to say

the day I left all I could say (to Arsene Wenger) was thank you

very much. I couldn’t talk more. I’m not embarrassed to say I

nearly cried. It was very emotional.”