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Former Arsenal star can't wait to win Premier League

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.

Fabregas has been waiting to win the Premier League for a long time. Credit: PA

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.

We just want to win it (the Premier League). The sooner, the better.

We want to give satisfaction to the supporters. It's been five years for them without winning the Premier League title; for me it's been 27 years so I'd love to win it as soon as possible.

– Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabgregas