Cesc Fabregas has issued a pointed reminder to Arsenal of the reason why he chose to return to England with Chelsea as the Blues close in on his first Premier League title.
The Spain playmaker made more than 300 appearances for the Gunners in an eight-year spell before leaving for Barcelona with one FA Cup winners' medal to his name after a number of near misses, including in the 2004-2005 Premier League season and 2006 Champions League final.
Arsenal, who host Chelsea on Sunday when victory for the visitors would all-but assure them of the title, had an option to buy-back Fabregas.
It was not taken up and the 27-year-old, who joined the Gunners as a teenager and went on to captain the club, moved to Stamford Bridge in search of one of the few honours to elude him.
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas wore a protective mask for his side's trip to QPR on Sunday after breaking his nose against Stoke.
Manchester United have submitted a £26 million bid for Barcelona's former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to reports.