Cesc won't tempt Van Persie

Fabregas celebrates with Robin Van Persie as Arsenal roll over Everton at Goodison.
Image: Cesc Fabregas: Insists he will not try and persuade Robin van Persie to join him at Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he has no plans to try and tempt Robin van Persie to join him at Barcelona.

Former Gunners skipper makes vow over old team-mate

Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he has no plans to try and tempt Robin van Persie to join him at Barcelona but thinks his own fight to leave Arsenal was worthwhile. The Blaugrana midfielder is enjoying life back at the Catalan club where he started before moving to London aged 16 and has been linked with helping his former clubmate join him. Instead, Fabregas states that while he does speak regularly to Van Persie he has no intention of swaying his decision when the Dutchman has to choose whether to renew his contract at the Emirates Stadium.

Sacrifice

"I talk to him but not about Barca," Fabregas told El Mundo Deportivo. "He is an Arsenal player and he knows what is best for him. I only wish the best of luck for him before he makes whatever decision he will make." Fabregas was reported to have given up around €5million (£4.2m) in wages to force a move back to Barcelona and he thinks that any sacrifices were valid. "Everything that I did to come here and all the help that I received from Barca, from the coach, the president and my team-mates has been worth the effort," added Fabregas.

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