New Chelsea boy: Ozil blocked my move to Arsenal
Chelsea new boy has revealed why he didn’t join Arsenal in the summer transfer window. Cesc Fabregas is a good addition to Chelsea and has registered five assists in five matches.
According to The Sun, Fabregas admitted that Arsenal were his first choice ahead of Chelsea, but that the arrival of Ozil the year before blocked his chances of a return.
He said: “I was always going back to the Premier League because, to me, there’s no other league around the world that’s better than it.
“Arsenal had the first option – it was written in the contract – and so they could have said ‘yes’ but they decided not to. They told me now Ozil was there, there was no need for me.
“That’s life. No problem. We move on. Life moves on. Football moves on.
“Changing clubs is part of the game and people must remember it was Arsenal who didn’t take up the buy-back option for me.
“What am I going to do, retire? No way.
“I can understand some people at Arsenal are sad, some people are upset, some people are even angry. But I have to look after myself. I had to
make a decision.
“I am still in London and I feel at home here.”