Fabregas joined Arsenal in 2003 from Barcelona's youth academy as a 15-year-old, and quickly became a pivotal player under coach Arsene Wenger. He was even made the club captain in 2008 and went on to play 303 games for the Gunners even becoming a fan favourite, who called him "captain fantastic" before he swapped clubs.
Arsenal always finished in the top four while Fabregas was at the club, but were often criticised for not going the extra mile in challenging for the title, and went through a notable trophy drought between 2005 and 2014.
Cesc Fabregas claims just two of his Arsenal teammates were at his "level" when he chose to leave the club.
"I was with Xabi on the phone the whole summer", Fabregas told Arseblog.
"Sometimes, I used to go home after we lost and I used to cry".
"And I see that when a player wants to go somewhere, it's easy".
The 32-year-old also revealed how many players at the club were not up to the standard both mentally and technically.
" I made use of to endure, I made use of to invest sleep deprived evenings experiencing".
"And then you lose a game, you're in the bus like this destroyed and then you hear some players laughing, thinking about where they will be going out later".
"Especially in the last 2 or 3 years, I really felt Robin and also Samir were the only gamers - it's not an egotistic point to claim, it's just how I really felt during that time - were the gamers that went to my degree psychologically and also practically". We were playing handsome football and I enjoyed that side of everything but I was putting so much pressure on myself to lead, to do everything and at one point I felt kind of lonely.
I was drained mentally, physically, in my soul - knowing I'm giving everything, knowing a couple of signings that I knew could have happened and the club didn't make the effort.
"A couple of times like that I was frustrated at the lack of push, that it's so close - the player is dying to come, it's so easy to make this deal".
"But after I left the room with Mourinho I said to Darren [Dein, his agent] "that's it, I'm going to Chelsea".
Fabregas now plies his trade in Ligue 1 with Monaco, after having left Stamford Bridge to sign for the French club in January past year.
Chelsea FC are now in fourth place in the Premier League table as they chase a top-four finish in Frank Lampard's first season in charge at the club.
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His side were just knocked out of the Champions League by PSG, giving him more incentive to start planning ahead for the future. Earlier today United star Marcus Rashford wished his England global pal a happy birthday.