The French boss left the club's first pre-season game in Malaysia in anger after the Spain international’s comments were published on the Catalan club’s official websiteArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at Barcelona midfielder Xavi after he claimed Cesc Fabregas was "suffering" at the Emirates because he wants to move to Camp Nou.
The Gunners captain has been heavily linked with a return to the Catalan giants this summer, and Xavi said he had been told by his international team-mate that he wanted to rejoin his former club.
The Spain star told Barca's official website: "I spoke to Cesc in Ibiza and he said he was suffering because he wanted to come. It's more like, he did everything he could to come and wants to leave Arsenal - although he made it clear that now everything depends on the selling club."
But Wenger believes Xavi's comments were "disrespectful", telling reporters after his side's first pre-season game in Malaysia: "It is very disrespectful, and it is not the first time that Xavi has been disrespectful to Arsenal Football Club.