He said: "Today was time to say that I am here. I know the boss has a starting team in his head, and I am not in it.
"I played a good game against Celta, and then I was left out for most of the two games [against Espanyol and AC Milan], and that really messes you up. Today I wanted to vindicate myself so that does not happen again."
The feeling remains however, says the Daily Mail, that Fabregas favours a move back to Arsenal and will wait until they show their hand before making a final decision.
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