Ian Wright trolls Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas on Instagram

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The presence of Cesc Fabregas on the Ken Friar Bridge is something that has divided Arsenal fans since the day he signed for Chelsea.

He is, after all, one of the best players to pull on a red and white shirt in recent history but the tumultuous way in which he left the club, and then subsequently signed for their London rivals, has not gone down too well with some sections at the Emirates.

Yet his image remains on the walk towards their world-class arena, featuring alongside unquestionable greats like Robert Pires and Freddie Ljunberg. That wouldn't be the case if another club legend, Ian Wright, had his way.

The striker, whose fanatical support for his former club is well known, posted a picture of the controversial banner on his Instagram account on Monday morning along with the caption: "HELLO! How is Cesc still on the Ken friar [sic] bridge? 😂."

It has provoked a large number of responses with the majority of Arsenal fans agreeing that it should be taken down. Some, however, believe the former Gunners captain still deserves a lampost to himself.

The post

One fan wrote: "Cesc gave a lot to Arsenal! Years back you was [sic] screaming and shouting his name when he assisted or scored. He was a great player and still is! He could've returned to Arsenal but [Arsene] Wenger didn't go in for him! Cesc is still a Gooner!"

Out of favour

Well, Cesc is definitely not still a Gooner but there is sure to be a part of him that wishes he was. The Spaniard has seemingly fallen out of favour under new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who has so far refused to offer him a place in his starting XI.

Fabregas has yet to start a single Premier League game under the Italian, only emerging off the bench on three occasions. However, he has failed to impress and was also ineffective in the one start he did make, a 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup.

In his plans

Conte has so far denied that Fabregas is on his way out of Stamford Bridge, insisting that the 29-year-old remains a part of his plans and is adapting to his system.

He told reporters last week: "In my opinion, he's improving a lot on many aspects, above all the defensive situations.

"If he continues in this way, it'll be very difficult for me to choose my midfield. But I want this from a player, putting many doubts in my mind over choosing someone else."

Should he leave in January, it seems the will be no route back to north London with Arsenal boasting an embarrassment of riches in the midfield position.

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