Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas posted an Instagram image on Wednesday afternoon of him making his debut for Arsenal almost exactly 10 years ago, in October 2003.
The Spain international's senior bow for the Gunners came in a League Cup encounter with Rotherham United at Highbury, during which the home side were held to a 1-1 draw, before winning penalties.
Fabregas became the youngster player to ever represent Arsenal when he took to the field aged 16 years and 177 days - a record previously held by Jermaine Pennant, and one that still remains.
This match took place on October 28, 2003 - meaning Fabregas will mark a decade since his Arsenal debut in only five days. Fabregas, however, is convinced that the October 23 represents his anniversary with the Gunners.
"Today's a very special day for me. 10 years ago today i made my professional debut with Arsenal. It feels it was yesterday," read a comment from Fabregas to accompany the post.
"The best feeling in the world is to wake up everyday and do what you love the most next to the very best. Hoping for another 10 great years. Thanks so much for your support, without you it would not have been the same."
Following his record-breaking debut, Fabregas went on to make a further 302 appearances for Arsenal, during which he became the club's skipper and scored 57 goals.
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