He said Arsenalâ€™s cause had not been helped by the way Fabregas and Nasri had appeared to bed in so well at their new clubs after looking like they both might become bit-part players.
â€śFrankly, I never believed that,â€ť Wenger said.
â€śI always said that Cesc is a bargain. With Nasri at least we got a reasonable price for a player with one year to go.
â€śWith Cesc we were forced into a situation because for me he is one of the best midfielders in the world and we knew that we would sell him under what heâ€™s worth.â€ť