Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed he regrets leaving the club at an early stage in his career and would have preferred to stay a bit ‘longer.’
The former Spain international left the Gunners in 2011 to sign for La Liga giants Barcelona after several years at Arsenal.
The departure from the North London club was a big blow to the fans who were looking to have Fabregas for more years considering he was the captain of the side.
The Gunners also saw Thierry Henry leave the club to join the Catalan at the twilight of his career.
Despite winning laurels and playing alongside some of the best players in the world at the time, Fabregas says the move came too early for him.
Reflecting on his career decisions, the 36-year-old said: “When I went to Barcelona from Arsenal, I think if I could go back now, maybe I would wait a little bit more, and I would have gone a little bit later.”
The retired midfielder played 151 games in a Barcelona shirt, scoring 42 goals and setting up 50 others.