While the Spaniard was quick to say he wanted him to stay at the Emirates there were also words of warning to the Arsenal skipper saying if he wants a move he must do it now or else retire at Arsenal.
Fabregas said on the situation:
He would fit in anywhere but I’m an Arsenal fan and I want him to stay at Arsenal.
I don’t know if they (Arsenal) will keep him. It is his decision.
At his age (28), if he wants to move it will be his last chance and if he wants to stay he will stay and retire at Arsenal.
We will see what he decides but he’s been very loyal to Arsenal for a few years. He is a key player; the fans love him. For me, he is the role model of Arsenal, the star player and they cannot afford to lose him.
Personally, I completely agree with the former Arsenal player. Robin van Persie has been integral to Arsenal’s current success and to lose him would be a major blow to our future success as well as the club’s attractiveness to up-and-coming players. Hopefully Arsenal manage to retain a top-four spot by the end of the season and convince the Dutchman to continue on at the Emirates!