Cesc Fabregas was RIGHT to quit Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011 despite fan backlash, says Merson – The Sun

PAUL MERSON insists Cesc Fabregas was right to leave when he did and fully understands the midfielder's move to Barcelona in 2011.

Arsenal fans were furious when the Spaniard decided to return to the Nou Camp but Merson believes it was the correct decision.

Fabregas joined the Spanish giants for £35million but surprisingly only won one La Liga title during his second spell at the club.

Merson told SkySports: "I can understand the reason Cesc Fabregas laid out as to why he left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011.

"I don’t know too many footballers, who when Barcelona and Real Madrid come calling don’t go.

"Fabregas is an interesting case because he did leave Barcelona as a youngster to go to Arsenal, but he couldn’t turn it down when they came calling again.

"I can’t think of too many players that could turn it down.

"You may get a player to wait around another year, but they always end up going in the end, and I had no problem with Fabregas going when he did."

Since Fabregas left the Emirates, the Gunners have struggled for success, winning just three FA Cup's.

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