Cesc Fabregas was once regarded as a legend around North London

Cesc Fabregas was once regarded as a legend around North London – especially around the Emirates stadium. He had spent eight years at Arsenal before moving to his home club Barcelona. However, he has become enemy number one all of the sudden after making the move to Chelsea, who are one of the big rivals for Arsenal apart from Tottenham.

This combined with Fabregas winning the league title in his first season at Chelsea – after having failed to do the same in eight years at Arsenal – has made him viewed as one of the opposition. The midfielder, though, says that he still has the same love for Arsenal that he developed while playing more than 300 games for the club.

The 28-year-old will be coming up against his former club once again. He has already been against Arsenal twice last season. On both occasions, Chelsea came out in front. His role in the home match against the gunners was especially impressive, as he provided the assist for Diego Costa to score one of his 20 league goals. Fabregas is set to face more abuse from his former supporters when Chelsea take on Arsenal in the Community Shield on Sunday. This match is the traditional curtain raiser for the Premier League campaign.

“Whatever it is, it is.he love I have for that club will never change whatever happens and what is most important are the memories I have with me from them. The rest doesn’t matter. I have great memories, love and respect for the club. You will never hear anything bad from me about them,” said Fabregas. Meanwhile, Petr Cech has moved in the other direction for £ 10 million. “It’s normal. They all want to compete and it will be very difficult to retain the Premier League,” continued Fabregas.