Cesc Fabregas regrets not winning more titles with Arsenal

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he regrets not winning more trophies during his eight-year spell with Arsenal.

The Spanish midfielder, despite playing alongside some supremely talented players at the Emirates Stadium, only won the FA Cup - in 2005 - before leaving the Gunners for Barcelona in 2011.

Fabregas, who secured a shock move to Chelsea last summer after Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger surprisingly rejected the chance to re-sign the central midfielder, admitted in a revealing interview with the Telegraph that he will always regret the fact he only won the FA Cup with the north London outfit.

Fabregas reveals Arsenal regret

“In terms of winning titles, of course I felt that at Arsenal we could have won more than we did because we arrived to finals and semi-finals, and most of the time we were nearly there. Of course, there is something in your heart that regrets not having won.”

Fabregas hinted that Arsenal lacked the required drive to become a ruthless, trophy-winning machine - like his current and former clubs, Chelsea and Barcelona.

Fabregas: Arsenal needed more drive

“You need that drive,” the 27-year-old continued. “I always felt it at Chelsea from the outside. You need trophies. You see Chelsea as a team who has to win trophies. It’s the same as Barcelona.

“To be successful on a daily basis, when you go to Europe and you are fighting in the last games when you want to win the Premier League, we are going to need this drive and strong mentality to be the best.”

Fabregas admits Chelsea captaincy interest

Fabregas captained Arsenal at the age of 21 and admits he would consider taking the armband at Stamford Bridge if offered the chance when club legend John Terry finally leaves Chelsea.

“First, there are many great characters and John Terry will play for a few more years,” Fabregas added. “But if they ask me [to be captain], then why not? It’s not something I think about, though.”

Fabregas set to make up for lost time

The Spanish World Cup winner has settled in with consummate ease at Stamford Bridge. From 21 Premier League appearances, Fabregas has scored two goals and contributed a magnificent 15 assists, prompting many Arsenal fans to wonder why Wenger was so reluctant to bring the player back to north London.

By snubbing the chance to re-sign the classy midfielder, Wenger inadvertently allowed Chelsea to strengthen - and Fabregas is now on course to win the Premier League title for the first time in his career.

The Blues currently sit five points clear at the top of the table after winning 16 of their opening 21 matches. Furthermore, Chelsea are also through to the Champions League knockout rounds and can book their place in the Capital One Cup final this evening by beating Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

It seems that at Chelsea, Fabregas will have the opportunity to make up for lost time.

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