Arsenal goalkeeper fears Fabregas may quit Gunners out of 'boredom'

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London, Aug 8(ANI): Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia believes that former defender Kolo Toure quit the Gunners as he was bored, and warned that the same could happen with captain Cesc Fabregas, if they don't win a trophy this year.

Toure ended his seven-year stay at the Emirates Stadium to seek fresh adventure with Manchester City following his 14 million pound switch.

"Kolo lived through great times at Arsenal. He won the league as part of a great team, the Invincibles. But when you are at any place for a long time, you sometimes need a change and to change your way of life, the city where you live, the team-mates you see every day," The Sun quoted Almunia, as saying.

"Maybe he was a bit bored, a bit tired of being with the same people every day, in the same atmosphere. He needed a change and you could see it in his face he was not really, really happy in his last period at Arsenal," Almunia added.

The 32 year-old further said that he was sensing something similar with skipper Fabregas, who is frustrated as Arsenal haven't been able to win any major trophy since the 2005 FA Cup.

"With Cesc, the same could happen but he has a lot more to offer Arsenal yet. Kolo gave everything to this club and won titles. He gave 100 per cent," Almunia said.

However, Almunia does believe that Fabregas would give his best effort this season to bring a trophy, which has been long evading them.

"With Cesc, this season we'll see the best of him and he'll help us win something. Then he'll be happy to be here and will do what he wants to do," Almunia added. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, August 8, 2009, 17:52 [IST]
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