Cesc Fabregas has yet to really get started at the Nou Camp due to being in and out of the Barcelona team.

Since the Spaniard's return to his homeland, he has failed to produce displays that can be reflected in the same ilk he was demonstrating in the Premier League. 

Despite already achieving more illustrious trophies at Barcelona, he is yet to replicate the form he was showing during his time with Arsenal that placed him among the elite of world football.  

So as the Premier League's top four clubs hover, hoping to persuade the playmaker to return to where he has shown his best form thus far, will Cesc return? 

Admirably, it believed that he is desperate to stay and fight for his future but it may well be a smarter move to return to these shores. 

Manchester United have made their intention to bring the 26-year-old back to these shores known, but similarly a return to the Emirates may also be on the cards with the north London club said to have first refusal should Fabregas decide to leave.

At Arsenal, Fabregas was very much a big fish in a small club and Cesc himself has admitted to bearing the brunt - but since the midfield dynamos long-awaited move to his hometown of Barcelona in 2011, he has found that playing time and competition is a much bigger stumbling block which has led to a decline in his performances. 

Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets occupy Fabregas' positions, so the World Cup winner is often deployed in more unfamiliar roles. 

Cesc has made a mere 53 appearances for the club since joining and this steady decline should not be overlooked. 

We are beginning to forget what a fabulous player Fabregas actually is.

A snippet of what was to come from the young Catalan was exhibited with the genius reverse pass to Freddie Ljunberg in the Gunners' highly competitive and intense North London derby in 2005 - which they did end up triumphing in a thrilling 5-4 encounter. 

But this was Fabregas' first derby and to have the audacity and composure to pull off such a pass at such a tender age was truly a sign of things to come. 

From then, Fabregas only blossomed further leading Arsene Wenger to give Cesc the captaincy. 

So with uncertainty surrounding his future and a lack of playing time, should the midfield maestro return to English football?

 

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