Arsenal winger Walcott understanding Cesc leaving for Barcelona

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott now understands why Cesc Fabregas was so desperate to return to Barcelona.

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott now understands why Cesc Fabregas was so desperate to return to Barcelona.

England winger Walcott and Fabregas were Arsenal team-mates for five years until the Spain midfielder got his dream move back to his boyhood club in August.

Walcott said: "He was an absolutely fantastic player for Arsenal — throughout the years he went up so many levels.

"Now he puts on a Barca shirt and it just seems to suit him.

"He was fantastic for Arsenal but he has fitted into the Barcelona team so well, he's scoring goals and enjoying himself."

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