Former Gunners manager, Arsene Wenger, has revealed in interview that not resigning Cesc Fabregas, was a sound of warning to his younger players.
Recall that Fabregas returned to Barcelona in 2011, but three years later, the midfielder moved to Chelsea as he fell out of favour at at the Catalonia club.
Wenger in an interview, revealed that he passed up a chance to resign the midfielder to make a statement to his players.
In an interview with The Athletic, he was quoted as saying: “It was general guidance for me to make the players realise that if you leave here, you don’t come back.
“It was a way to retain the players who wanted to see if the grass was greener elsewhere.
“I did it for Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell, Jens Lehmann, but they were different.
“The young players who left; I didn’t like to do it.”