It took a lot of guts in deciding to move to Arsenal during his youth career, but it was clear to see that Fabregas would be lacking in the game-time he was after, leaving him with very little option. Joining Arsenal in 2003, it only took a matter of months until the midfielder started his senior career, playing out 212 games for the North London club over an eight year period, scoring thirty-five goals in the process. As Barcelona have been known to do with several other key players such as left-back Jordi Alba, positive performances outside of Spain prompted the Spanish giants into re-signing Cesc Fabregas, where he saw wins in the Copy del Rey, the Supercopa de Espana, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, and a La Liga title. This continued the silverware taken in England, where he previously won the FA Cup, the FA Community Shield, and a finish as runner-up in the Champions League with Arsenal, but a steadily decreasing playing time at Camp Nou had him stuck with the same predicament as the last time he was in Spain, needing to depart in order to play on a more regular basis.
Although it appeared that his heart was set on a return to Arsenal, Arsene Wenger appeared to be adamant that Mesut Ozil was in his place, leading Cesc Fabregas to joining Chelsea instead. It might not have been his first choice after leaving Barcelona for a second time, but the same level of performance was clear, leading to a further 138 games and fifteen goals, with his primary skill being to provide assists to his teammates. He was capable of taking two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and an EFL Cup win at Chelsea, seeing just as much silverware even into his latter years as a professional player. During this time, he was able to play over 100 games for Spain, winning the 2010 World Cup, but whether he's earned the right to be labelled as a Premier League legend is a matter still up for debate.