Found June 03, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Wenger talks about Fabregas and Rooney, but Arsenal can’t match their wages - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWhen speaking to AlJazeera, Arsene Wenger was asked about Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney. While any manager would show interest in ‘unsettled’ world-class players (unless you’re Bayern), there’s little to suggest that Arsenal can attract those players and will be looking at lower-value players during the Premier League transfer season. Here’s what Wenger had to say about Fabregas (on his form at Barcelona): “I think at the moment he’s lacking the confidence of being a regular player. Recently he has not been that. Cesc is such a passionate player, a player of such quality, that it must hurt him not to play in every single game. That’s what he misses. When you come in and out you never play with full confidence.” At Arsenal Fabregas was central to everything the club did, but when he went to Barcelona he’s had to work hard to adapt and improve. The freedom and responsibili...

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