Arsene Wenger has revealed that he could not resist the advances of Cesc Fabregas, who wanted to go back to Barcelona so badly that the manager in the end accepted to his desires. Fabregas is regarded as one of Arsenal’s best players in the last few decades.

In the eight years he represented the club, he became one of the best players and it was not surprising to see Barcelona paying £ 35 million for his services. He joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old after failing to make the grade at Barcelona, but his love for the club was one of the reasons for letting him leave according to Wenger.

Fabregas is one of the several top players that Arsenal have sold in the last few years, but few have questioned the reason for the sale. Wenger has revealed the reasons for the first time. He says that he tried everything to keep Fabregas at Arsenal, but the 26-year-old was simply overwhelmed by his desire to join Barcelona once again. Fabregas has a long history of connection with Barcelona after his grandfather started working at the club. He has played for different youth teams at the club before joining Arsenal.

Back then, Fabregas reportedly told Wenger that he decided to join Arsenal because Barca didn’t trust him.

"Fabregas said he was very sad when he left Arsenal, and he is not the only one! I fought with him to keep him but, deep down, I obviously knew. He was raised in Barcelona; his grandfather worked for Barca; he went to all the FCB football classes; they had the best team in the world. I surrendered to his will of playing for them, and I think it was completely logical. We had a respectful relationship. And, for me, admiration too,” said Wenger.