"The absence of titles at Arsenal is what angers me most," said Fábregas. "This year we wanted it, we were giving everything, but we couldn't reach the level everyone expected of Arsenal. When you don't win everyone is in a bad mood. For four years now, we've needed a title to regain our belief in ourselves."
Not quite sure of what he meant by " we were given everything" because that is contrary to what most everyone believes. The absence of a quality holding midfielder hurt us. Wenger's attempt at revamping the defense with Silvestre failed.
What is more interesting is the revelation that Fabregas would be open to joining Real. Now that is big. Fabregas is a product of El Masia, of impeccable Blaugrana descent. He has always contextualized his Arsenal commitment with his admiration for Pep Guardiola and being tempted by the thought of retiring from Barca.
These statements were made after Spain's unexpected elimination from the Confederations Cup semi-finals against the USA. Sharing space and time with his Liga counterparts might have induced nostalgia. The buzz must be all Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo and of the omnipotence of the Liga. But Fabregas also mentions family. There are indications that his family wants him back in Spain. Even if it is carefully couched in the language of whichever club he chooses rather than a reunion.
"Of course my family would understand if I signed for Real Madrid because they love me and want what is best for me."