Arsenal fan turns Cesc Fabregas shirt into a Per Mertesacker shirt

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Are you an Arsenal fan in possession of an old Cesc Fabregas shirt? Fortunately one supporter has come up with an ingenious solution so you can keep it in your collection without resorting to throwing it on the bin or burning it in your back garden.

Many Arsenal fans have already discarded their old Fabregas shirts following the Spain international’s decision to join Chelsea last summer - after, we should add, Arsene Wenger inexplicably rejected the chance to re-sign him from Barcelona - but those of you who haven’t got round to chucking it out could always do what Reddit user Fibonacci_ has done.

Erasing the ‘F’, ‘A’, ‘R’, ‘A’, and ’S’ in ‘FABREGAS’, using red acrylic paint, left him with ‘B’, ‘F’ and ‘G’ on the back of the shirt - which is, of course, the nickname of Arsenal’s current number four Per Mertesacker.

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Work of a genius

The inventive Fibonacci_ has earned praise from Arsenal supporters, who might be tempted to do the same while Mertesacker remains at the Emirates Stadium.

Some of the erased letters, however, are still a little visible - but Fibonacci_ still deserves 10/10 for ingenuity.

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Arsenal fans feel betrayed by Fabregas

Arsenal fans always hoped Fabregas would return to the Emirates Stadium - much in the same way Manchester United supporters still pine after Cristiano Ronaldo - but their hearts were broken on 12 June 2014, the day it was announced the creative midfielder had struck a shock deal with Jose Mourinho’s side.

Fabregas admitted he would have joined the Gunners had Wenger wanted him - but that did not prevent him from being booed by the fans who once adored him earlier this season.

It seems the relationship between Fabregas and the Arsenal fans is now, unfortunately, beyond repair - and Chelsea’s current No. 4 can expect to receive more boos when he meets his former club later this month.

Fabregas was right to join Chelsea

Fabregas only managed to win one trophy during his eight-year spell with the Gunners - the 2005 FA Cup - but matched that tally after just eight months at Stamford Bridge by winning the Capital One Cup.

The 27-year-old is now on course to win the Premier League for the first time in his career, and victory at the Emirates Stadium on April 26 would leave the Blues another major step closer to lifting the big prize.

Arsenal fans: how do you feel about Cesc Fabregas? Do you feel he betrayed the Gunners by joining Chelsea? Have your say in the comments below!

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