Cesc Fabregas has drawn the ire of former Arsenal teammate, Bacary Sagna, with the Frenchman hitting back at some controversial comments from ‘Cesc’.
Fabregas was quoted speaking to the Arseblog podcast as saying only Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie were on his level during his time with the Gunners.
The Spaniard spent a successful eight-year spell in north London before signing for Barcelona. In that time, Fabregas played with a host of talented players.
However, he chose to single out just Nasri and Van Persie, claiming that the pair were “the only players who were at my level mentally and technically.”
But fellow former squad member, Bacary Sagna, believes Fabregas is wrong with his opinion.
“From him, I was surprised because he was supposed to be one of the leaders of the team, he was one of the great prospects and as a leader and a true player, you don’t speak like that about your club”, Sagna told Goal.
“Arsenal made him so saying that some players were not at his level was a bit harsh because I’m not sure out of all the seasons he was playing at the club, he was always an exemplary player.”
Sagna moved onto Manchester City following his spell with the Gunners. Fabregas, meanwhile, returned to the Premier League with Chelsea following his spell in Spain.
‘Not great moments’ for Fabregas according to Sagna
The comments from Fabregas clearly hit a nerve with Sagna. The Frenchman went into quite a lot of detail in his response.
Indeed, Sagna believes Fabregas is wide of the mark and insists he should perhaps focus on his own time with Arsenal.
“I don’t agree with that statement,” he added
“It’s his opinion and he’s right to have an opinion. But we all have good moments and bad moments in our career and I’m not sure he always had great moments with Arsenal.”
Arrogance from Fabregas here – TBR View
Despite denying he is saying it in arrogance, there is clearly some ‘they weren’t good enough for me’ tone here.
There was no need for Fabregas to make the remarks. It is disrespectful of his former teammates, frankly.
As Sagna says, Fabregas could have done more with Arsenal himself. It’s unfair, then, for the Spaniard to try and single out other players for any failures he experienced at the club.