Cesc Fabregas
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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has urged Cesc Fabregas to return to the Emirates in the summer and help them challenge for the title.

The Spaniard has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool but Arsene Wenger is a key admirer of the player and may look to bring him back.

Fabregas left Arsenal in 2011 for Barcelona in order to return to his boyhood club but the move failed to live up to expectations as he was played out of position with the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and others given precedence over him. The Spaniard is valued at a fee in the range of £30m.

Fabregas has been the most prolific playmaker in the recent Premier League era, but his performance failed to lead Arsenal to a trophy.

However, the Gunners have put that phase behind them by winning the FA Cup and ending their nine-year trophy drought.

Wenger is now looking to strengthen his squad as his team look to mount a title challenge. Although the club led the table for the major parts in the first half of last season, their challenge petered away owing to a barrage of injuries to key players.

Cazorla, who was fit during that period, is conversant with the difficulties Arsenal faced and has urged the Spaniard to return to where he started his development as a player.

"I've read that he could go to Chelsea but I'd prefer him to come to Arsenal because he's a great player and they really love him there," Cazorla said.

"I don't know what his future is, but I hope that he will be happy and enjoys the team wherever he is," he added.

However, Wenger has a plethora of attacking midfielders in his side with Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, all thriving in that role.

Fabregas' arrival will strengthen a position that has a lot of cover and may force the Gunners to compromise on other pressing concerns, which include a striker and a defensive midfielder.