Cesc Fabregas: I will always love Arsenal

The midfielder left for Barcelona in 2011

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Cesc Fabregas has said that he will always "love" Arsenal.

The Chelsea midfielder will face the Gunners at Wembley Stadium in the Community Shield on Sunday.

The 28-year-old spent eight years with the north London club before his move to Barcelona in 2011.

He only won one trophy - the FA Cup in 2005 - with Arsenal, before his transfer to Barca. He joined Chelsea for £30m last summer, and was an integral part of the Blues' squad to win the Premier League last term, making 18 assists.

"Whatever it is, it is. The love I have for that club will never change whatever happens and what is the most important is what I have with me are the memories," he told reporters.


"The rest doesn’t matter. I have great memories, love and respect for the club. You will never hear anything bad from me about them."

On the Community Shield, Fabregas said: 'It's not the most important game but we want to win and compete. It is a big game, a London derby at Wembley in front of all the fans. It's a nice competition to play in and even if it is a pre-season game you still want to win."