Cesc Fabregas tells Gerard Pique it would be difficult to rejoin Arsenal

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It might be the international break but that hasn’t stopped Gerard Pique from conducting another Periscope session for his fans.

On Monday evening, after Spain’s first training sessions ahead of the forthcoming matches against Italy and Romania, Pique recorded himself and his former Barcelona teammate Cesc Fabregas answering a few questions.

One of the questions Pique asked Fabregas was: “Would you go back to Arsenal, Cesc?”


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Fabregas didn’t rule out the possibility, as you might have expected he would, but he shook his head before saying “very difficult”.

The Spanish midfielder was a fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium after spending eight years with the Gunners before rejoining Barcelona in 2011.

Video: Pique and Cesc on Periscope

But after three mixed years at the Camp Nou, Fabregas decided it was time to return to the Premier League.

Wenger opted against re-signing Fabregas

It was widely reported at the time that Cesc wanted to move back to Arsenal. However, a return to north London failed to materialise after Arsene Wenger surprisingly decided he didn’t have room for the technically-gifted Spaniard in his squad.

Fabregas was subsequently snapped up by Jose Mourinho, who convinced the midfielder to complete a surprise move to Chelsea in the summer of 2014.

Chelsea move has worked out for Cesc

In his first season at Stamford Bridge, Fabregas won the Premier League title - a feat he never managed to achieve during his lengthy spell with Arsenal - providing a magnificent 18 assists in the process.

It’s been a difficult second season at Chelsea for the Spaniard, although his form has improved since Mourinho’s departure in December.

It was Fabregas who scored both goals in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against West Ham last weekend, bringing his tally to four goals in 29 league appearances.

Some Arsenal fans are still bitter

Many Arsenal supporters haven’t forgiven Fabregas for joining Chelsea, despite the fact Wenger opted against re-signing him.

Back in January, Cesc produced a Man of the Match performed at the Emirates Stadium as Chelsea recorded a 1-0 win.

Booed throughout the match, Fabregas responded by tapping the Chelsea badge as he walked off the pitch.

Eight months earlier, following a 0-0 draw towards the end of the 2014-15 campaign, it had been a completely different story.

On that occasion, Fabregas walked off the Emirates with an Arsenal shirt around his shoulders, clapping the supporters who once adored him.

Luis Enrique doesn't mind Periscope sessions

Some managers might be upset with Pique’s Periscope sessions, but Luis Enrique has a different opinion.

"For me, it seems marvellous,” the Barcelona boss was quoted as saying by ESPN earlier this month. "A direct connection between fans and players, who see how normal things are on the journey, seems fantastic."

Pique, according to Sport, has also promised he will soon do a Periscope session with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos - which should be very interesting.

Arsenal fans: have you forgiven Cesc Fabregas for joining Chelsea? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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