15th August 2011 the day Fabregas left Arsenal football club, enticed by his boyhood heroes Barcelona. Who could blame a young man wanting to play for his local team which was also the best team in the world and one of best teams in the history of the game?
Cesc made a personal decision that he believed was best for himself at a time when Arsenal needed him the most. This does not make him a Villain or a traitor, Fabregas did many wonderful things for Arsenal which should not be minimised or tainted, and he will still have a place in many Arsenal fans hearts. The memories of games against A.C Milan and Tottenham Hotspur will never fade with time.
Today Fabregas signed for Chelsea, Arsenal had first refusal and there is every indication Fabregas would have joined Arsenal had a bid materialised. Cesc is a world class player one which most clubs would desire, however the decision not to buy Fabregas was the only decision that realistically could be made by Arsene Wenger.
The sad fact is Arsenal no longer need Cesc, Arsenal have moved on with an endless supply of quality attacking midfielders Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky & Cazorla all vying for that central attacking position.
Buying Fabregas would at best mean he would be used as squad player because all the players just mentioned deserve to play. Ramsey has been a revelation this season easily one of the best performers in the Premier league, Wilshere is probably the most naturally gifted footballer produced by England since Gascoigne, Oxlade-Chamberlain has unlimited potential and undoubtedly will become world class, why should their progress be stunted by the return of Fabregas.
Spending £27M on a player whose position is filled with a number of world class players would not make sense. Arsenal need to buy at least one top class striker a winger, defensive midfielder and need to replace the departing Sagna. With £100M to spend which has been diligently saved over the last ten years it would be unacceptable to spend nearly a third of it in this way.
It was a difficult decision but the only decision. Well done to Arsenal for not making the decision Cesc wanted or the fairy tale demanded but the decision Arsenal needed.