Keown: Wenger may not re-sign Fabregas

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown would not be surprised if Arsene Wenger turns down the chance to re-sign Cesc Fabregas.

The 27-year-old Spanish playmaker is reported to be available for transfer this summer and keen on a reunion with Arsenal, where he scored 57 goals in 303 appearances.

But Arsenal are understood to have passed up the opportunity to bring Fabregas back to the club, Sporting Life reported.

It leaves London rivals Chelsea in pole position to seal the 27-year-old’s signature.

“I’m not surprised,” said Keown, who made 449 appearances for the Gunners and was speaking on behalf of Official England Supporter

“After Fabregas left, Arsene had to invest time in someone else and he doesn’t want to block their path if Fabregas comes back.

Central midfield

“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is someone who can play in that central midfield position as well as Jack Wilshere of course."

Keown said Wenger probably feels he’s more than catered for in that attacking midfield area. It is a defensive midfielder that’s going to be more purposeful in that Arsenal squad now, he said.


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