Cesc Fabregas reveals how Mourinho persuaded him to join Chelsea Onefootball

Cesc Fabregas made 303 appearances for Arsenal from 2003 to 2011

Cesc Fabregas made 303 appearances for Arsenal from 2003 to 2011

Fabregas moved to north London as a teenager from Barcelona's famed La Masia academy system before quickly establishing himself in the first-team, becoming the youngest player in the club's history and going on to make 303 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions. But despite spending nine years at the club - the longest he has stayed in any club - Fabregas lifted only one trophy with Arsenal before moving to Barcelona.

Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has opened up about his emotional breakdowns at the Premier League club struggling to play alongside players "not at his level".

"I was the captain, I always felt so much pressure on myself", Fabregas told Arseblog. I gave everything. Sometimes, I used to go home after we lost and I used to cry, I used to suffer, I used to spend sleepless nights suffering, " he explained.

"And I see that when a player wants to go somewhere, it's easy".

The 32-year-old midfielder has now revealed that his decision to sign for Chelsea FC was a hard one but he ended up being convinced to sign for the Blues after a meeting with then-Blues boss Mourinho.

" I made use of to endure, I made use of to invest sleep deprived evenings experiencing". And after that you shed a video game, you're in the bus similar to this, ruined, and afterwards you listen to some gamers chuckling, thinking of where they will certainly be heading out later on.

"I spoke to Mourinho, which I didn't think would ever happen to be honest and he knows that, because of what happened when I was at Arsenal and Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid, many, many thing", Fabregas added.

Aliko Dangote who is known as the richest person in Africa has for the past few years shown interest and desire to acquire the ownership of Premier League side Arsenal. We were playing stunning football and also I delighted in that side of points however I was taxing myself to lead, to do whatever and also at one factor I really felt sort of lonesome.

I was drained mentally, physically, in my soul - knowing I'm giving everything, knowing a couple of signings that I knew could have happened and the club didn't make the effort.

"Seeing some behaviours from certain players or something like this made me feel I wanted to check something else".

Fabregas has three assists this season for Monaco, averaging 1.3 key passes and 40.8 passes per game.

The Spaniard - who hasn't ruled out managing Liverpool in the future - won the Community Shield, FA Cup, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup in his time at Anfield but couldn't quite manage to win the league in England.

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