Arsenal legend Tony Adams believes the club's foreign youngsters do not have an affinity with the Gunners.

Adams reckons it is a lack of affinity with a club that means players no longer have the same connection.

"The game and society have both changed in that respect," he said.

"When a foreign player comes over to play here it is natural maybe that he goes back.

"Cesc, it was a natural progression to go back because he thought Barcelona are bigger than Arsenal.

"I don't know what he is talking about because I'm an Englishman who wouldn't even go to Manchester.

"What would I go to Manchester for? Arsenal are massive to me and that proves there is a different mentality in the people that are now playing in the top league in the world."