Former Arsenal ace Cesc Fabregas revealed that he never expected to be a starter under Maurizio Sarri last season. The legendary playmaker insisted the Italian was a stubborn manager who sticks to his ideals.
Fabregas made just 16 appearances for the Blues under Sarri last season with a majority of the matches from the bench.
He later made the move to French side AS Monaco in January after spending four and a half seasons at Stamford Bridge.
The 32-year-old Spaniard won two Premier League title, the League Cup and FA Cup during his time at the club.
He also had a successful stint at Barcelona winning six trophies with the Spanish club. While was part of the golden generation of Spanish football that won the World Cup and two European championships.
sMeanwhile, Arsenal are set to announce the capture of Brazillian prodigy Gabriel Martinelli in the coming days according to reports in Brazil.
Martinelli had been watched by Arsenal scouts last season and they were convinced that the player had what it took to become a quality player for the club.
Several clubs were interested in the player as well but Arsenal was able to convince him that the Emirates was the right place for his talent to blossom.
The youngster has been impressive in the Campeonato Paulista competitions scoring six goals and providing two assists.
The arrival of Edu as the technical director at the Emirates was also one of the factors that influenced his decision to sign for the Gunners.
Arsenal are also working had to complete other transfers as they look to make the top 4 places next season. Martinelli cost the club €7.5 million.