The former Arsenal ace was part of the Chelsea side beaten 2-1 in the 2016/17 FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon and perhaps out of resentment, the Spain midfielder has aimed a thin dig at the Gunners.
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas claims he would rather win the English Premier League title than the FA Cup, thereby making the Gunners triumph look inferior.
“We go home with a bad taste. But we would prefer to win the Premier League to the FA Cup, so it is still a good season,” the 30-year-old is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
Goals from Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey either side of a Diego Costa strike secured the win for Arsene Wenger’s men, as they put a disappointing Premier League campaign behind them for the day to lift the FA Cup for a record 13th time and an astonishing seventh time for the Frenchman.
In turn, Antonio Conte was denied a domestic double in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, and ultimately Chelsea’s season ended on a disappointing note after celebrating a title-winning campaign just a week ago.