Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea star and former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Arsene Wenger has not spoken to him following his move to the Blues from Barcelona during the summer transfer window.

The Spanish international spent eight years at the north London club following his move from Barcelona as a 16-year-old, but moved back to the Camp Nou in 2011 to fulfill his wish to play for his boyhood club.

However, after struggling to earn a regular place in the starting XI, the Spaniard was told to find a new club by new manager Luis Enrique.

Arsenal did have a first-option buy-back clause in Fabregas' contract, but chose to ignore it as they are already well-stocked in the midfield department. That saw Fabregas agree a move to rivals Chelsea for a reported £30m fee.

This has angered the Gunners faithful, particularly in light of Fabregas' comments about his enduring affection for the club.

It looks like the midfeidler's move to Stamford Bridge has also upset his long-time manager and mentor Wenger. In fact the player has revealed the Frenchman has refused to talk to him since he returned to London.

"No, he hasn't spoken to me since I came back," Fabregas said, as quoted by the Mirror.

But the former Arsenal captain is keen to re-kindle the relationship he had with the Gunners boss and has admitted that he will always be grateful to Wenger for all that he has done.

"It was the kind of relationship I always would have liked to keep" Fabregas added.

"But I'm sure once everything dies down a bit in the future we will talk. There is no problem. I'll always be grateful to him whatever happens."

The report also claims that Fabregas used to get text messages from Wenger on his birthday and when he achieved important career milestones, but according to the former Barcelona player they have abruptly stopped following his move to Arsenal's London rivals.