Arsenal boss defends Fabregas signing

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta claimed last night that Arsenal’s signing of Fabregas was unfair and that it will be ‘justice’ if the Spaniard return to the club in the summer.

“Where do they get their players? Where does Messi come from? Barcelona? At what age did they take him? Twelve years old,” said Wenger.

“There’s no reason for any bitterness because we did nothing illegal. We did not force a gun somewhere.

“We respected the rules. They could take our players, we accept that.

“They take their players from all over the world. Don’t expect them only to get players from Catalonia.”