Fabregas: I will leave Arsenal with Wenger
5 June 2007, MADRID - Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas is likely to leave Arsenal if manager Arsene Wenger departs.
5 June 2007
MADRID - Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas is likely to leave Arsenal if manager Arsene Wenger departs.
"If Wenger goes, I'm 90 percent sure I will leave," Fabregas told Tuesday's edition of Marca. "I identify the team with him, and without Wenger, Arsenal wouldn't be the same."
Wenger's future has come under speculation since the Frenchman refused to commit himself to Arsenal beyond next season after vice chairman David Dein was ousted from the Gunners board in April.
Dein reportedly opposed the board's reluctance to Arsenal possibly being bought by Stan Kroenke and becoming the fourth Premier League club to be owned by Americans.
Kroenke is a real estate developer who owns the NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. He is also a co-owner of the NFL's St. Louis Rams.
The 19-year-old Fabregas, who Wenger picked to eventually take over from former captain Patrick Vieira, said he has no desire to leave England for Spain yet.
"(I wouldn't leave) for nothing in the world," Fabregas said. "If I'm not playing or if I having a difficult time, I'll look for what's best for me, but I will always know that if it wasn't for Arsenal I wouldn't be here."
[Copyright AP with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news