Arsenal fans have been reminiscing over Cesc Fabregas’ debut for the club, which came 16 years ago today against Rotherham United in the League Cup.
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As a result, the Spaniard became the youngest player in the club’s history, a record he still holds today.
He enjoyed a fairly long career at the club, making 306 appearances as he scored 59 goals and assisted a further 92 in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
However, things soon turned sour for Fabregas after he made the decision to join Chelsea when he left hometown club Barcelona in 2014 (via HITC).
His time at Stamford Bridge proved successful as he went on to lift five major honours, including two Premier League titles.
Despite all the ill feelings that used to exist, fans were remembering the good old days when a fresh-faced 16-year-old walked onto the Highbury turf for the first time.
Here is a selection of tweets from Gooners:
Flew back from a holiday early to be there, mad game
— Matt Sanderson (@mattsanderson84) October 28, 2019
What a game. I thought we’d be there until the early hours.
— crabacabs (@Bricrabtree) October 28, 2019
I was there and called it
— Dizzle Golf (@spjd17) October 28, 2019
I was there! North Bank upper
— Tom Stranks (@tomstranks5) October 28, 2019
— Rizal Kurniawan (@m_rizal4) October 28, 2019
Boy, we could use him in midfield right now
— Muiz (@muiz413) October 28, 2019
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