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Barcelona midfielder Cesc seeks to repair relationship with Arsenal fans

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas hopes he still has the respect of Arsenal fans.

Cesc admits his departure may've upset a section of the Gunners support.

He told the BBC World Service: "I will always have Arsenal in my heart. They gave me everything as a person that a footballer can ask for. I know some people felt bad when I left and they didn't understand my reasons - they considered I left in bad manners.

"The people who need to know the reasons, know them. The most important figure was [Arsenal manager] Arsene Wenger and I have to be grateful all my life to him.

"I owe him nearly everything and I owe him my reasons.

"Arsenal fans have been nothing but amazing to me and that's why I don't want to keep talking too much because they have moved on, they are doing well.

"I am very happy for them and let's see what the future brings."

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