Premier League - Fabregas doubts Gunners

Thu, 15 Sep 15:28:00 2011

Cesc Fabregas claims it is "hard to see" Arsenal winning the Premier League or Champions League "in the near future".

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The Spain international returned to boyhood club Barcelona this summer and while he maintains he will always hold a special place in his heart for the Gunners, he admits uncertainty over the club's short-term goals did play a part in his decision to leave.

Speaking to the latest issue of `Sport' magazine, Fabregas, 24, said: "I want to be in a club that is able to win the big titles year after year and I don't see that kind of future for Arsenal.

"I still have many feelings for Arsenal, but I fear that they won't be able to push the other big clubs in England away.

"If you look at the team this season I can't see them finishing in front of teams like Manchester United or [Manchester] City, or Chelsea. There's just too big a difference between the squads.

"I respect that Arsenal don't have the same financial opportunities as the others, but it was part of my decision to leave that I find it hard to see Arsenal winning the Premier League or Champions League in the near future."

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