Wenger was loathed to lose Fabregas at the time, but he still believes that a return to North London is not out of the question.
"I'm not convinced that he won't come back here one day," Wenger insisted.
"But of course Barcelona was his home town where he grew up and you have to accept that will come into it, especially with them having the best team in the world. [Fabregas would not come back] in the next two, three years, certainly not, because he is linked with Barcelona. But maybe later."