Arsene Wenger: ‘I didn’t want Cesc Fabregas; we have Özil, Ramsey, The Ox: all offensive players’ [Video]

With Arsene Wenger facing his former player Cesc Fabregas tomorrow as Arsenal go to Chelsea, the Frenchman faced a mini inquest at his presser yesterday, on why he didn’t buy back the Catalan this summer.

Fabregas went to Chelsea, must to the chagrin of Gooners, but as Wenger explains it, it’s all moot, for two reasons.

Firstly, he believes Chelsea and Cesc struck their deal long ago, way back in early 2014, and secondly, even if he hypothetically did want him, he had no room for him:

‘Look, I have Ozil, Ramsey, Ox, Wilshere: all offensive players; I had to think of the balance of the team, we didn’t need any more attacking midfielders this year.’

He does believe Cesc would have chosen Arsenal first in an ideal world, but the conditions just weren’t right this time around.

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