It was no secret that when Cesc Fabregas was sold to Barcelona, Arsenal had the first chance to re-sign the midfielder if the Catalan club ever wanted to sell him.
But, this summer it was clear that Arsene Wenger declined the chance to sign the former captain.
Earlier this summer Chelsea sealed a £30 million deal to bring the Spanish maestro to Stamford Bridge, but I can't help but ponder if west London was Fabregas' preferred destination.
When he played at the Emirates Stadium as captain he was adored by Arsenal fans and seen as an idol, in a time where the club were criticised week in and week out he was the shining star that dragged them through their barren spell.
When Arsenal fans heard that they could sign the former player first there was no doubt that it had them excited, but was Wenger right not to re-sign him?
Arsenal have a lot of depth in their midfield options and if they re-signed Fabregas it would only give Wenger problems in who to play and may isolate other players.
Also over the years Jose Mourinho and Wenger have clashed on more than one occasion and allowing the Spaniard to join the Blues may give him an advantage of some sorts, he could claim that Chelsea was second choice.
But maybe Chelsea was his favoured choice, the chance to play under one of the most successful managers of today will attract any player. He may of wanted a new challenge and heading to a London club may of helped his decision once knowing that Jose was interested in him.
It doesn't matter why he joined Chelsea but all we know is that his experience in the Premier League will help him find his feet this season.
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