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This is Cesc Fabregas in his new Chelsea shirt, making Arsenal feel sad

Brooks Peck
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Arsenal finally ended their nine-year trophy drought this season by winning the FA Cup, but former captain Cesc Fabregas has decided to go and trample the good feelings about that and the start of the World Cup by signing for London rivals Chelsea. When Fabregas left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011, it was said that he did it only because he has "Barca DNA" and it seemed a given that if he ever left his hometown club, it would be for an Arsenal return.

But Arsenal reportedly had first refusal on bringing him back and didn't make use of it. Still, Fabregas' words upon moving to Chelsea read like an extra dagger thrown at his former club. He told Chelsea's official website:

"I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time to return.

"I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies. They have an amazing squad of players and an incredible manager. I am fully committed to this team and I can't wait to start playing."

Meanwhile, in Barcelona, Xavi just doesn't know what to feel.

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