Adored in Arsenal and adored in Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas has made 501 looks, scored 79 goals and won six main prizes in his 12 years in England.

The most youthful Arsenal player – and youngest non-Englishman – to dent in the Premier Leaguethat he is just one of just five Spaniards to have scored 50 or more objects in the competition.

Under-rated? Maybe.

As he joins Ligue 1 side Monaco – handled by his former Arsenal team mate Thierry Henry – to a three-and-a-half year deal, we consider three things Fabregas has been adored to get off the pitch.

IE]>The Sun newspaper following 'pizzagate'

There’s just one place to get started.

For those who are not mindful of ‘Pizzagate’ – otherwise known as the’Battle of the Buffet’ – picture the scene: Manchester United have just beaten Arsenal 2-0 at Old Trafford. It’s really a result that ends the Gunners’ 49-match unbeaten run. After the match, players and officials from both sides struggle from the tube and, as tempers flare, punches are not the one real thing thrown – United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is hit by a little bit of pizza.

Football’s ‘whodunnit’ unfolds within the next 1-3 years before Fabregas finally admits he was to blame.

“I heard sounds (out of the tube ) and that I thought’what’s happening?’ – so that I go out with my slice of pizza plus that I watched Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, Martin Keown… everybody pushing each other,” he said.

“I was like’I want to have in’ but that I don’t understand howto and that I just threw it. I apologise, Sir Alex, I truly didn’t mean to do that!”

We can not think too many (if any!) Premier League players who’d have had the cojones to own around hitting on Fergie – hair dryer and – with a slice of pizza!

Fabregas was handed lots of despair on interpersonal networking when he left his punditry debut for the BBC at last season’s World Cup in Russia.

His shirt choices took a beating, with a few saying he appeared to be a pilot among others likening him to a Russian Police Man.

Presenter Gary Lineker even jumped on the aisle, asking:”When does the flight take off?”

Fabregas responded and laughed that he got a”two for one” deal on the tops, and carried on wearing them through the duration of the tournament.


The Messi bromance

Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi

Fabregas came Barcelona’s La Masia academy with Lionel Messi, plus so they certainly were firstteam colleagues from 2011 2014.

Despite Fabregas’ 1 2 years in England, the two have remained close friends and frequently leave us jealous of Instagram articles in their luxury holidays.

Fabregas even gave Lineker a signed Messi shirt once the two met to get a meeting last season.

Best bloke.