Cesc Fabregas was happy during his years at Arsenal, and has said before that the club is close to his heart, but when he left in 2011, it was to go back to the club he had been at from the age of 10, and also the one he supported growing up in Catalunia. His first season back at FC Barcelona was not ideal, and he struggled to convince the fans that he was right for the club.
That has all changed now, and he is a key player for the runaway leaders of La Liga, loved by the fans and scoring goals and providing assists regularly. Fabregas obviously feels comfortable as well, because he told the Spanish media this week that he wants to remain at Barca for the rest of his career, unlike the keeper, Victor Valdes, who has declined a new contract and expressed his wish to try another club and another league.
“What Victor wants to experience now, I went through when I was young and it was fantastic for me. But now I have returned and I want to stay, if I can and if I deserve to, forever.”
Barcelona have a habit of keeping players throughout their careers, as proved by the new long term contracts for Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi. Fabregas is still only 25-years old though, and things can change. The Spaniard is still well thought of by Arsenal fans, and it would be good to see him back one day. I suppose we will just have to make do with Jack Wilshere.